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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94 Featured Experts

Program Experts & Staff

Shiferaw Tafesse

Project Manager, Regenerative Agriculture Transition, WRI Africa

Shiferaw Tafesse.

Muluneh Tarekegn

Programs and Research Specialist, Water Program, WRI Africa

Muluneh Tarekegn

Alemakef Tassew

Urban Development Project Specialist, WRI Africa

Alemakef Tassew

Gubignet Tekle

Finance and Administration Specialist, WRI Africa

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Meron Tesfamichael

Director, Africa Energy

Meron Tesfamichael.

Berhanu Teshome

Finance, Accounting and Administration Manager, WRI Africa

Berhanu Teshome

Mark Tonyemevor

Urban Mobility Analyst, WRI Africa Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Mark Tonyemevor

Assumpta Uzamukunda

Rwanda Restoration Research Associate

Assumpta Uzamukunda.

Laura Vary

Chief of Party, USAID Forest Data Partnership

Hellen Njoki Wanjohi-Opil

Climate and Engagement, Lead

Hellen Njoki Wanjohi-Opil

Nekesa Wasike

Senior Human Resource Officer

Nekesa Wasike

Lucienne Wilmé

National Coordinator, Madagascar Program

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Kalkidan Wondimu

Communication and Engagement Specialist, FOLU Ethiopia

Kalkidan Wondimu

Tinebeb Yohannes

Research Associate, Water Program