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.

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100 Featured Experts

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.

Alemayehu Agizew

GIS Analyst, Energy Access Explorer

Alemayehu Agizew.

Agraw Ali

GIS Research Analyst, WRI Africa

Bernadette Arakwiye

Senior Manager, Africa Land Restoration Programs

Bernadette Arakwiye

Igerha Bampa

Technical Assistant for Open Timber Portal, WRI Africa

Igerha Bampa.

Anderson Ngowa

Finance Associate, Energy Access

Anderson Chembe.

Brian Chitala

Investment Specialist

Brian Chitala

Susan Chomba

Director of Vital Landscapes, WRI Africa

Susan Chomba

Nii Darko Darko

Research Analyst II, Cities Program, WRI Africa

Yared Deme

Research Analyst, International Climate Action, WRI Africa

Yared Abera Deme

Bukaba Dieudonne

PMEL Specialist

Bukaba Dieudonne

Phanuella Djanteng

Congo Basin Engagement Associate, Global Forest Watch, WRI Africa

Phanuella Djanteng.

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

Aklilu Fikresilassie

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

Aklilu Fikresilassie.

Samuel Gaturu

Project Specialist and Coordinator, Vital Landscapes Program, WRI Africa

Samuel Gaturu.

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

John Jaoko

Senior Crop Data Analyst, WRI Africa

John Jaoko.

Joyce Kabiru

Global Coordination Manager

Joyce Kabiru.

Samuel Kabiru

Manager, The Land Accelerator, WRI Africa

Samuel Kabiru

Gloria Kantengwa

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Specialist

Gloria Kantengwa.

Karaya Karugu

Enterprise Manager, AFR100

Karaya Karugu.

Adane Kebede

Nature based Solution Specialist

Adane Kebede

Kendie Kenmoe

Forest Atlas Technical Manager, Data Lab

Reynolds Kihura

Data & Product Strategist, WRI Africa

Reynolds Kihura.

Joan Kimaiyo

MERL Associate, Global Restoration Initiative, WRI Africa

Joan Kimaiyo.

Kimathi Ikiao

Senior Associate - Renewable Energy Finance & Investment

Kimathi Ikiao

Eric Lartey

Landscape Restoration Manager, Ghana Cocoa Belt

Eric Lartey

Isere Ormille Mafodjui Fosso

Sr Regional Finance and Operation Manager, WRI Africa

Isere Ormille Mafodjui Fosso

Maxwel Ngochi Manga

Finance and Operation Specialist, Congo Basin, WRI Africa

Maxwel Ngochi Manga.

Marc Manyifika

Country Lead for Urban Water Resilience/Lead Spatial Planner for the program

Marc Manyifika

Christine Mboya

Communications Specialist, Restore Local, Greater Rift Valley Landscape

Christine Mboya

Mercy Mulanga

Gender and Social Equity Associate

Mercy Mulanga

Winfred Muasa

Operations Assistant, P4G Programme

Winfred Muasa.