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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68 Featured Experts

Leadership

Leadership

Wanjira Mathai

Vice President and Regional Director for Africa

Wanjira Mathai
Leadership

Aklilu Fikresilassie

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

Program Experts & Staff

Iman Abdulwassi Abubaker

Urban Mobility Project Manager, WRI Africa

Zablon Adane

Associate

Zablon Adane

Sofia Ahmed

Research Associate, WRI Africa

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Selam Alebel

Operations Director, WRI Africa

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

Research Associate, Forest Program, WRI Africa

Prince Baraka Lucungu

Natural Resources Policy Expert

Prince Baraka Lucungu

Abiyot Dagne Belay

Research Associate, WRI Africa

Niamh Brannigan

Communications and Engagement Director, WRI Africa

Niamh Brannigan

Elizabeth Carabine

Regional Senior Expert, Climate Change, WRI Africa

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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

Achille Djeagou Tchoffo

Technical Assistant OTP, Congo Basin

Beakal Fasil

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

Solomon Tsehay Feleke

Senior Economist, The New Climate Economy

Amanda Gcanga

Senior Urban Policy Analyst & Program Manager for Urban Water Resilience Initiative

Amanda Gcanga

Elie Hakizumwami

DRC Country Manager

Jiregna Hirpa

Transport Planner, WRI Africa

Jiregna Hirpa

Benson Ireri

Africa Lead, Energy Access

Tsion Issayas

Senior Communications Manager, WRI Africa

Tsion Issayas

Samuel Kabiru

Manager, The Land Accelerator, WRI Africa

Samuel Kabiru

Dorcas Karanja

Executive Assistant, WRI Africa

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Kendie Kenmoe

Technical Manager for Central and West Africa

Eve Kerubo

Regional Investment Manager, Africa / Country Manager, Kenya

Eve Kerubo

Philippe Luanghy

Grant and Contract Manager

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Roger Mambeta

Forest Atlas Coordinator, Democratic Republic of Congo

Joseph Mangouende

National Technical Assistant, Republic of Congo

Emmerentian Mbabazi

Project Specialist II, Cities Program, WRI Africa

Tshims Mbala

Driver and Logistics Assistant, DRC Office

Duclaire Mbouna

Principal Advisor, Cameroon

Haileselassie Medhin

Africa Director of Strategy and Partnerships

Getachew Mekonnin

Innovative Finance Expert, Food and Land Use Coalition (FOLU), WRI Africa

Getachew Mekonnin

Jean Maurice Muneza

Regional Coordinator for Land Use Planning, Republic of Congo

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