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

Iman Abdulwassi Abubaker

Urban Mobility Project Manager, WRI Africa

Zablon Adane

Water Program Associate, WRI Africa

Zablon Adane

Agraw Ali

GIS Research Analyst, WRI Africa

Bernadette Arakwiye

AFR100 Manager, WRI Africa

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

Jon Baines

Research Associate, Sustainable Ocean Economies

Jon Baines

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

Clare Brennan

Operations and Events Manager, Sustainable Ocean Initiative

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

Edward Davey

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

Edward Davey

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

Nicola Frost

Deputy Director of the Ocean Program and Deputy Head of Secretariat for the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy

Christina Gallagher

Grants and Finance Specialist II, Ocean Program

Christina Gallagher

Deepak Ganger

Data Analytics Intern, Global Forest Watch Pro

Deepak-Ganger

Amanda Gcanga

Country Lead for Urban Water Resilience & Senior Urban Policy Analyst

Amanda Gcanga

Morgan Gillespy

Programme Director, Food and Land Use Coalition

Liz Goodwin

Senior Fellow and Director, Food Loss and Waste

Catlyne Haddaoui

Research Manager, National Climate Action

Jiregna Hirpa

Transport Planner, WRI Africa

Jiregna Hirpa

Leo Horn-Phathanothai

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

Edwina Hughes

Head, the Cool Food Pledge

Edwina Hughes

Jake Ireland

Communications Specialist, FOLU

Jake Ireland

Benson Ireri

Africa Lead, Energy Access

Benson Ireri

Tsion Issayas

Senior Communications Manager, WRI Africa

Tsion Issayas

Samuel Kabiru

Manager, The Land Accelerator, WRI Africa

Samuel Kabiru

Kendie Kenmoe

Technical Manager for Central and West Africa

Eve Kerubo

Regional Investment Manager, Africa / Country Manager, Kenya

Eve Kerubo

Micheline Khan

Program Associate, Ocean Program

Micheline Khan

Nisha Krishnan

Lead, Climate Resilience, WRI Africa

Nisha Krishnan

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