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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71 Featured Experts

Program Experts & Staff

Iman Abdulwassi Abubaker

Urban Mobility Project Manager, WRI Africa

Zablon Adane

Water Program Associate, WRI Africa

Zablon Adane

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

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

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.

Samuel Kabiru

Manager, The Land Accelerator, WRI Africa

Samuel Kabiru

Joyce Kabiru

Global Coordination Manager

Joyce Kabiru.

Gloria Kantengwa

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Specialist

Gloria Kantengwa.

Karaya Karugu

Enterprise Manager, AFR100

Karaya Karugu.

Kendie Kenmoe

Forest Atlas Technical Manager, Data Lab

Joan Kimaiyo

MERL Associate, Global Restoration Initiative, WRI Africa

Joan Kimaiyo.

Isere Ormille Mafodjui Fosso

Sr Regional Finance and Operation Manager, WRI Africa

Isere Ormille Mafodjui Fosso

Winfred Muasa

Operations Assistant, P4G Programme

Winfred Muasa.

Fabrice Mugabo

Climate Adaptation Associate, WRI Africa

Fabrice Mugabo.

Jonas Munyurangabo

Policy Analyst, Food Program, WRI Africa

Jonas Munyurangabo.

Bernadette Muteteri

Fund Manager, Circular Food Systems for Rwanda

Bernadette Muteteri.

Victor Muthumbi

Coordinator, Land Accelerator Africa

Victor Muthumbi.

Gilbert Muvunankiko

Communications Manager, Restoration, WRI Africa

Gilbert Muvunankiko

George Mwaniki

Head of Air Quality, WRI Africa

George Mwaniki

Jackson Ndera

Portfolio Specialist for Lake Kivu and Rusizi River Basin, TerraFund for AFR100, WRI Africa

Jackson Ndera.

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 Ntani

GIS Associate, TerraMatch, Cameroon

Lawrence Ng'ang'a

AFR100 Restoration Monitoring Associate, WRI Africa

Lawrence Eric Ng'ang'a
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