Experts & Staff

WRI brings together 1,400 experts and other staff in working in seven programs: food, forests, water, energy, cities, climate and the ocean and four centers of excellence for business, economics, finance and equity. Our staff and researchers work globally to produce data-based solutions that generate real change on the ground.

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Program Experts & Staff

Bernadette Arakwiye

AFR100 Manager, WRI Africa

Prince Baraka Lucungu

Forest Policy and Community Forestry Advisor, Democratic Republic of Congo

Prince Baraka Lucungu

Angela Bekkers

Head of Communications, WRI Europe

Angela Bekkers

Romeo Bertolini

Deputy Director, Head of Bonn office, NDC Partnership

Romeo Bertolini

Emer Byrne

Talent Acquisition Coordinator

Emer Byrne

Imane Chafiq

Country Engagement Specialist

Imane Chafiq

Angel Cibemba

Communications Specialist Central and West Africa

Janneke de Vries

Director European Partnerships and Head of the Europe regional Office in The Hague

Janneke de Vries

Achille Djeagou Tchoffo

Congo Bassin Coordinator, Open Timber Portal, Congo Basin

Achille Djeagou Tchoffo

Lucia Duran Aguado

Operations Coordinator, WRI Europe

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

Technical Manager for Central and West Africa

Micheline Khan

Program Associate, Ocean Program

Micheline Khan

Joaquim Leite

Senior Country Engagement Specialist, NDC Partnership

Maria Lemos González

Associate II, International Climate Action

Maria Lemos Gonzalez

Caroline Lesser

Director for International Cooperation

Caroline Lesser

Jonas Lunanga

Grants & Finance Associate, Forest Legality, WRI Africa

Jonas Lunanga

Isere Ormille Mafodjui Fosso

Central Africa Finance and Administration Manager

Isere Ormille Mafodjui Fosso

Joseph Mangouende

National Technical Assistant, Republic of Congo

Joseph Mangouende

Tshims Mbala

Driver and Logistics Assistant, DRC Office

Sophie Mongalvy

Communications Manager, Food and Land Use Coalition

Sophie Mongalvy

Gilbert Muvunankiko

Communications Specialist II, Global Restoration Initiative

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Heyd Más

Program Manager, PACE

Kevin Nfor

Technical Assistant, Central Africa Forest Initiative

Klara Nilsson

Communications Associate, Food and Land Use Coalition

Joelle Nkosi Boeli

Natural Resource Governance Assistant, Democratic Republic of Congo

Teodyl Nkuintchua

Country Manager For The Republic Of Congo

Stevanche Nzingoula Loufouma

Technical Assistant, Republic of Congo

Stevanche Nzingoula Loufouma

Laura Ombelet

Program Coordinator, PACE

Alberto Pallecchi

Program Manager, WRI Europe

Serge Rafanoharana

Remote Sensing & Database Manager, Madagascar Program

Serge Rafanoharana

Andry Rasamuel

IT & Communications Officer, Madagascar Program

Andry Rasamuel

Maria Rojas

Project Manager, FOLU

Maria Rojas

Sevdalina Rukanova

Head of Foundation Relations, Europe

Sevdalina Rukanova

Cristina Rumbaitis del Rio

Senior Adaptation and Resilience Advisor

Cristina Rumbaitis del Rio

Saif Shabou

Urban Data & Analytics Associate, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

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Guy Shemisi

Accountant, Central Africa Forest Initiative

Guy Shemisi

Rebekah Shirley

Director of Research, Data & Innovation, WRI Africa

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