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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43 Featured Experts

Program Experts & Staff

Iman Abdulwassi Abubaker

Urban Mobility Project Manager, WRI Africa

Zablon Adane


Zablon Adane

Selam Alebel

Operations Director, WRI Africa

Agraw Ali

GIS Research Analyst, WRI Africa

Bernadette Arakwiye

Research Associate, Forest Program, WRI Africa

Prince Baraka Lucungu

Natural Resources Policy Expert

Prince Baraka Lucungu

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

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

Kendie Kenmoe

Technical Manager for Central and West Africa

Eve Kerubo

Regional Investment Manager, Africa / Country Manager, Kenya

Eve Kerubo

Tshims Mbala

Driver and Logistics Assistant, DRC Office

Jean Maurice Muneza

Regional Coordinator for Land Use Planning, Republic of Congo

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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Kevin Nfor

Technical Assistant, Central Africa Forest Initiative

Patrice Ngoy Lusambya

Central Africa Operations Manager

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

Andry Rasamuel

IT & Communications Officer, Madagascar Program

Douglas Ronoh

GIS Analyst, Energy Access Explorer

Douglas Ronoh

Guy Shemisi

Accountant, Central Africa Forest Initiative

Meseret Shiferaw

Associate II

Rebekah Shirley

Director of Research, Data & Innovation, WRI Africa

Gubignet Tekle

Finance and Administration Specialist, WRI Africa

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Laura Vary

Senior Manager, Madagascar Lead and Africa Liaison

Wubanchi Tesso Wakoya

Urban Development Project Manager, WRI Africa

Wubanchi Tesso Wakoya

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