Experts & Staff

WRI brings together more than 1,700 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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149 Featured Experts

Global Executive Team

Global Executive Team

Wanjira Mathai

Managing Director, Africa and Global Partnerships

Wanjira Mathai

Program Experts & Staff

Iman Abdulwassi Abubaker

Urban Mobility Project Manager, WRI Africa

Zablon Adane

Water Program Associate, WRI Africa

Zablon Adane

Ari Wijanarko Adipratomo

Program Coordinator For Low Carbon Development Initiative (LCDI), WRI Indonesia

Ari Wijanarko Adipratomo

Dean Affandi

Research, Data and Innovation (RDI) Senior Manager, WRI Indonesia

Dean Affandi

Kirana Agustina

Engagement Specialist for National Plastic Action Partnership (NPAP), WRI Indonesia

Sofia Ahmed

Research Associate, WRI Africa

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Beryl Ajwang

Research Analyst, Energy Access Program, WRI Africa

Agerie Alemu

Program Coordinator, WRI Africa

Agerie Alemu

Agraw Ali

GIS Research Analyst, WRI Africa

Ivan Amanigaruhanga

Engagement Manager, Clean Energy Transition, Africa

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Bemnet Amanuale

Finance and Administration Specialist, WRI Africa

Bemnet Amanuale

Sutra Anjani

Program Officer, Integrated Planning, Financing and Licensing For Sustainability, WRI Indonesia

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Bernadette Arakwiye

AFR100 Manager, WRI Africa

Geraldy Arief

Research Analyst, WRI Papua Regional Office

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Firda Astriyani

Facilities, Procurement And Office Manager, WRI Indonesia

Desti Ayunda

GIS Assistant, WRI Indonesia

Desti Ayunda

Bukti Bagja

Supply Chain and Livelihood Transformation Senior Manager, WRI Indonesia

Bukti Bagja

Prince Baraka Lucungu

Forest Policy and Community Forestry Advisor, Democratic Republic of Congo

Prince Baraka Lucungu

Abiyot Dagne Belay

Research Associate, WRI Africa

Elizabeth Carabine

Regional Senior Expert, Climate Change, WRI Africa

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Kenny Cetera

Wahana Riset Indonesia Researcher, Forest Legality Initiative

Kenny Cetera

Brian Chitala

Investment Specialist

Brian Chitala

Susan Chomba

Director of Vital Landscapes, WRI Africa

Susan Chomba

Angel Cibemba

Communications Specialist Central and West Africa

Nii Darko Darko

Research Analyst II, Cities Program, WRI Africa

Yared Deme

Research Analyst, International Climate Action, WRI Africa

Yared Abera Deme

Desi Desi

Admin Assistant, WRI Indonesia

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Achille Djeagou Tchoffo

Congo Bassin Coordinator, Open Timber Portal, Congo Basin

Achille Djeagou Tchoffo

Muis Fajar

Social Forestry and Customary Forest Project Lead, WRI Indonesia

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Ifrah Farah

Grants & Finance Coordinator, New Climate Economy, WRI Africa

Ifrah Farah

Beakal Fasil

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

Beakal Fasil

Aklilu Fikresilassie

Director, Thriving Resilient Cities, WRI Africa; Representative of WRI in Ethiopia

Rizky Firmansyah

GIS Analyst, WRI Indonesia

Rizky Firmansyah

Samuel Gaturu

Project Specialist II, Vital Landscapes Program, WRI Africa

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Amanda Gcanga

Country Lead for Urban Water Resilience & Senior Urban Policy Analyst

Amanda Gcanga

Elie Hakizumwami

DRC Country Manager

Hidayah Hamzah

Manager For National Plastic Action Partnership, WRI Indonesia 

Mirzha Hanifah

Forest Research Assistant, WRI Indonesia

Mirzha Hanifah

Sakinah Ummu Haniy

Communications Assistant, WRI Indonesia

Sakinah Ummu Haniy

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