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.

Contact our media team to arrange an interview with any of our experts.

157 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

Alvin Adu-Asare

GIS Research Associate, WRI Africa

Alvin Adu Asare.

Teite Adukeh

Digital Communications and Marketing Specialist, Ocean Program

Teite Adukeh

Alemayehu Agizew

GIS Analyst, Energy Access Explorer

Alemayehu Agizew.

Sofia Ahmed

Research Associate, WRI Africa

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Beryl Ajwang

Food Loss and Waste Associate, WRI Africa

Beryl Ajwang.

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

Josephine Apajo

Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Learning Manager, WRI Africa

Josephine Apajo

William Apondo

Data Analyst, Air Quality, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, WRI Africa

William Apondo

Bernadette Arakwiye

Senior Manager, Africa Land Restoration Programs

Bernadette Arakwiye

Jenny Arthur

Head of Coolfood Membership Development

Jenny Arthur

Oliver Ashford

Program Associate, Ocean Program

Oliver Ashford.

Arooj Asif

Executive Assistant, Managing Director for Global Delivery

Arooj Asif

Becky Atkins

Global Network Lead, Data Lab

Courtnae Bailey

Associate, Adaptation Finance

Courtnae Bailey

Jonathan Baines

Ocean Data Manager, Sustainable Ocean Initiative

Jon Baines

Research Associate, Sustainable Ocean Economies

Jon Baines

Tsvetilena Bandakova

Program Manager, Nature Crime Alliance

Tsvetilena Bandakova

Pandora Batra

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

Lily Begg

Latin American and Africa Coordinator, FOLU

Lily Begg.

Abiyot Dagne Belay

Research Associate, WRI Africa

Steven Bland

Chief of Party, Clean Air Catalyst, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Steven Bland.

Anne Bordier

Director of Food Initiatives

Anne Bordier

Gabriela Brooks

Grants & Finance Specialist, FOLU

Gabriela Brooks.

Elizabeth Carabine

Regional Senior Expert, Climate Change, WRI Africa

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Daria Castro

Executive Assistant to the Chief People Officer

Daria Castro.

Shabana Charaniya

Fundraising Manager, Food and Water Programme

Shabana Charaniya

Anderson Ngowa

Finance Associate, Energy Access

Anderson Chembe.

Brian Chitala

Investment Specialist

Brian Chitala

Susan Chomba

Director of Vital Landscapes, WRI Africa

Susan Chomba

Micaela Cole

Partnerships and Coalition Coordinator, Food and Land Use Coalition

Micaela Cole.

Aline D'Ormesson

Senior Development Manager, FOLU

Aline D'Ormesson.

Nii Darko Darko

Research Analyst II, Cities Program, WRI Africa

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
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