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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79 Featured Experts

Global Executive Team

Global Executive Team

Wanjira Mathai

Managing Director, Africa and Global Partnerships

Wanjira Mathai

Program Experts & Staff

Iman Abdulwassi Abubaker

Urban Mobility Project Manager, WRI Africa

Zablon Adane

Water Program Associate, WRI Africa

Zablon Adane

Sofia Ahmed

Research Associate, WRI Africa

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Beryl Ajwang

Research Analyst, Energy Access Program, WRI Africa

Selam Alebel

Operations Director, WRI Africa

Selam Alebel

Agerie Alemu

Program Coordinator, WRI Africa

Agerie Alemu

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

AFR100 Manager, WRI Africa

Prince Baraka Lucungu

Forest Policy and Community Forestry Advisor, Democratic Republic of Congo

Prince Baraka Lucungu

Abiyot Dagne Belay

Research Associate, WRI Africa

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

Yared Deme

Research Analyst, International Climate Action, WRI Africa

Yared Abera Deme

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

Samuel Gaturu

Project Specialist II, Vital Landscapes Program, WRI Africa

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Amanda Gcanga

Country Lead for Urban Water Resilience & Senior Urban Policy Analyst

Amanda Gcanga

Elie Hakizumwami

DRC Country Manager

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

Samuel Kabiru

Manager, The Land Accelerator, WRI Africa

Samuel Kabiru

Daniel Kabtimer

Grants and Contracts Manager, WRI Africa

Daniel Kabtimer

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

Japheth Kipkirui

Electric Mobility Coordinator, WRI Africa

Japheth Kipkirui

Nisha Krishnan

Lead, Climate Resilience, WRI Africa

Nisha Krishnan

Jonas Lunanga

Grants & Finance Associate, Forest Legality, WRI Africa

Jonas Lunanga

Isere Ormille Mafodjui Fosso

Central Africa Finance and Administration Manager

Isere Ormille Mafodjui Fosso

Roger Mambeta

GIS Expert, Democratic Republic of Congo

Joseph Mangouende

National Technical Assistant, Republic of Congo

Joseph Mangouende

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