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51 Featured Experts

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

Bernadette Arakwiye

Brian Chitala

Investment Specialist

Brian Chitala

Susan Chomba

Director of Vital Landscapes, WRI Africa

Susan Chomba

Angel Cibemba

Central and West Africa Communications Coordinator III

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

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

Amanda Gcanga

Country Lead for Urban Water Resilience & Senior Urban Policy Analyst

Amanda Gcanga

Jiregna Hirpa

Transport Planner, WRI Africa

Jiregna Hirpa

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

Nisha Krishnan

Lead, Climate Resilience, WRI Africa

Nisha Krishnan

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

Ivy Murgor

Program Manager, Air Quality, WRI Africa Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Ivy Murgor

Christine Muthee

Air Quality Analyst, WRI Africa Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Christine Muthee

Gilbert Muvunankiko

Communications Specialist II, Global Restoration Initiative

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George Mwaniki

Head of Air Quality, WRI Africa

George Mwaniki

Peter Ndunda

Senior Associate, AFR100, Global Restoration Initiative

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Adugna Nemera

Senior Associate, Energy Access Finance, WRI Africa

Adugna Nemera

Kevin Nfor

Technical Assistant, Central Africa Forest Initiative

Lawrence Ng'ang'a

AFR100 Restoration Monitoring Associate, WRI Africa

Lawrence Eric Ng'ang'a

Joelle Nkosi Boeli

Natural Resource Governance Assistant, Democratic Republic of Congo

Teodyl Nkuintchua

Country Manager For The Republic Of Congo

Maurice Owiti

NCE Economist, WRI Africa

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Serge Rafanoharana

Remote Sensing & Database Manager, Madagascar Program

Serge Rafanoharana

Andry Rasamuel

IT & Communications Officer, Madagascar Program

Andry Rasamuel

Douglas Ronoh

GIS Analyst, Energy Access Explorer

Douglas Ronoh

Meseret Shiferaw

Associate II

Meseret Shiferaw

Rebekah Shirley

Director of Research, Data & Innovation, WRI Africa

Sebastian Sterl

Senior Researcher, Clean Energy Transitions, WRI Africa

Sebastian Sterl

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