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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123 Featured Experts

Leadership

Leadership

Wanjira Mathai

Managing Director, Africa and Global Partnerships

Wanjira Mathai
Leadership

Leo Horn-Phathanothai

Head, WRI UK Office; and Director, Strategy and Partnerships, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Leadership

Kristian Teleki

Global Director, Ocean Program

Kristian Teleki
Leadership

Aklilu Fikresilassie

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

Leadership

Edward Davey

International Engagement Director, Food and Land Use Coalition; Co-Director, WRI UK

Edward Davey

Program Experts & Staff

Iman Abdulwassi Abubaker

Urban Mobility Project Manager, WRI Africa

Zablon Adane

Associate

Zablon Adane

Debbie Adeusi

Executive Assistant, WRI London

Teite Adukeh

Digital Communications and Marketing Specialist, Ocean Program

Teite Adukeh

Sofia Ahmed

Research Associate, WRI Africa

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Beryl Ajwang

Research Analyst, Energy Access Program, WRI Africa

Selam Alebel

Operations Director, WRI Africa

Selam Alebel

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

Bernadette Arakwiye

AFR100 Manager, WRI Africa

Volha Artsiukh

Operations Associate, Global Food and Land-Use Coalition, WRI Europe

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Becky Atkins

Product Manager, Research, Data and Innovation

Sophie Attwood

Senior Behavioural Scientist, Sustainable Diets

Sophie Attwood

Courtnae Bailey

Associate, Adaptation Finance

Courtnae Bailey

Jonathan Baines

Ocean Data Manager, Sustainable Ocean Initiative

Prince Baraka Lucungu

Forest Policy and Community Forestry Advisor, Democratic Republic of Congo

Prince Baraka Lucungu

Pandora Batra

Strategic Engagement Manager, Climate Program / WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Abiyot Dagne Belay

Research Associate, WRI Africa

Anne Bordier

Director, Sustainable Diets

Anne Bordier

Niamh Brannigan

Communications and Engagement Director, WRI Africa

Niamh Brannigan

Clare Brennan

Operations and Events Manager, Sustainable Ocean Initiative

Elizabeth Carabine

Regional Senior Expert, Climate Change, WRI Africa

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Shabana Charaniya

Fundraising Manager, Food and Water Programme

Shabana Charaniya

Brian Chitala

Investment Specialist

Brian Chitala

Susan Chomba

Director of Vital Landscapes, WRI Africa

Susan Chomba

Selma Christensen

Project and Communications Intern, Sustainable Ocean Initiative

Selma Christensen

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

Achille Djeagou Tchoffo

Congo Bassin Coordinator, Open Timber Portal, Congo Basin

Achille Djeagou Tchoffo

Amy Dobbs

WRI Europe Operations Officer

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

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