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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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

Angel Cibemba

Communications Specialist Central and West Africa

Achille Djeagou Tchoffo

Congo Bassin Coordinator, Open Timber Portal, Congo Basin

Achille Djeagou Tchoffo

Beakal Fasil

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

Beakal Fasil

Kendie Kenmoe

Technical Manager for Central and West Africa

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

Sonny Mumbunan

Lead Environmental Economist, WRI Indonesia

Sonny Mumbunan

Gilbert Muvunankiko

Communications Specialist II, Global Restoration Initiative

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Kevin Nfor

Technical Assistant, Central Africa Forest Initiative

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

Serge Rafanoharana

Remote Sensing & Database Manager, Madagascar Program

Serge Rafanoharana

Andry Rasamuel

IT & Communications Officer, Madagascar Program

Andry Rasamuel

Guy Shemisi

Accountant, Central Africa Forest Initiative

Guy Shemisi

Sebastian Sterl

Senior Researcher, Clean Energy Transitions, WRI Africa

Sebastian Sterl

Laura Vary

Chief of Party, USAID Forest Data Partnership

Hellen Wanjohi-Opil

Resilience African Cities Lead, WRI Africa

Hellen Wanjohi-Opil

Arief Wijaya

Forest, Climate And The Oceans Senior Manager, WRI Indonesia

Arief Wijaya

Lucienne Wilmé

National Coordinator, Madagascar Program

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