Experts & Staff

WRI brings together nearly 1,900 staff and experts who are leaders in their fields. Their work spans topics such as food and land use, energy, cities, economics, finance, governance and more. Our staff and researchers work globally and in 12 focus countries to meet people’s essential needs, to protect and restore nature, and to stabilize the climate and build resilient communities.

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50 Featured Experts

Program Experts & Staff

Bernadette Arakwiye

Senior Manager, Africa Land Restoration Programs

Bernadette Arakwiye

Angela Bekkers

Head of Communications, WRI Europe

Angela Bekkers

Ondine Brent Eysseric

Executive Administrative Manager, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

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Emer Byrne

Senior Talent Acquisition Associate

Emer Byrne

Imane Chafiq

Country Engagement Specialist

Imane Chafiq

Edward Davey

Head, World Resources Institute Europe UK Office; Senior Advisor, Food and Land Use Coalition; Advisor, New Economy for the Amazon and Congo Basin

Edward Davey

Gerwin De Roy

Events Manager

Gerwin De Roy

Phanuella Djanteng

Congo Basin Engagement Associate, Global Forest Watch, WRI Africa

Phanuella Djanteng.

Achille Djeagou Tchoffo

Congo Bassin Coordinator, Open Timber Portal, Congo Basin

Achille Djeagou Tchoffo

Lucia Duran Aguado

Operations Coordinator, WRI Europe

Olaf Erenstein

Director Research Integrity, Food and Land Use Coalition (FOLU), WRI Europe

Olaf Erenstein.

Beakal Fasil

Communications and Engagement Specialist, The New Climate Economy, WRI Africa

Beakal Fasil

Alexandre Grassigny

Project Coordinator Outreach, NDC Partnership

Catlyne Haddaoui

Research Manager, National Climate Action

Kendie Kenmoe

Forest Atlas Technical Manager, Data Lab

Micheline Khan

Program Associate, Ocean Program

Micheline Khan

Caroline Lesser

Senior Development Director, Government and Multilateral Relations

Caroline Lesser

Isere Ormille Mafodjui Fosso

Sr Regional Finance and Operation Manager, WRI Africa

Isere Ormille Mafodjui Fosso

Joseph Mangouende

National Technical Assistant, Republic of Congo

Joseph Mangouende

Marc Manyifika

Country Lead for Urban Water Resilience/Lead Spatial Planner for the program

Marc Manyifika

Tshims Mbala

Driver and Logistics Assistant, DRC Office

Sophie Mongalvy

Communications Director, Food and Land Use Coalition

Sophie Mongalvy

Thacien Munyamahame

Community Coordinator, Global Restoration Initiative, WRI Africa

Thacien Munyamahame.

Jonas Munyurangabo

Policy Analyst, Food Program, WRI Africa

Jonas Munyurangabo.

Gilbert Muvunankiko

Communications Manager, Restoration, WRI Africa

Gilbert Muvunankiko

Jackson Ndera

Portfolio Specialist for Lake Kivu and Rusizi River Basin, TerraFund for AFR100, WRI Africa

Jackson Ndera.

Simon Muriithi Ndoria

P4G Regional Investment Manager Africa

Simon Muriithe Ndoria

Kevin Nfor Ntani

GIS Associate, TerraMatch, Cameroon

Patrick James Njakani Okoko

Governance and Civil Society Support Lead

Patrick James Njakani Okoko

Joelle Nkosi Boeli

Legal and Partnerships Officer, Democratic Republic of Congo

Teodyl Nkuintchua

Congo Basin Strategy and Engagement Leader

Emmanuel Nkusi

Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Specialist, Green Accountability Initiative

Emmanuel Nkusi

Peter Ntaganda

Restore Local Program Manager, Lake Kivu and Rusizi River Basin Landscape Rwanda-Burundi-DRC

Peter Ntaganda.

Jean Marie Ntakirutimana

Portfolio Specialist, TerraFund for AFR100, Global Restoration Initiative, WRI Africa

Ntakirutimana Jean-Marie.

Tina Nyunga

Project Assistant, Circular Food Systems for Rwanda

Tina Nyunga.

Stevanche Nzingoula Loufouma

Technical Assistant, Republic of Congo

Stevanche Nzingoula Loufouma

Serge Rafanoharana

Remote Sensing & Database Manager, Madagascar Program

Serge Rafanoharana

Andry Rasamuel

IT & Communications Officer, Madagascar Program

Andry Rasamuel

Sevdalina Rukanova

Head of Foundation Relations, Europe

Sevdalina Rukanova