Experts & Staff

WRI brings together nearly 1,800 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.

Contact our media team to arrange an interview with any of our experts.

Program Experts & Staff

Iman Abdulwassi Abubaker

Urban Mobility Project Manager, WRI Africa

Zablon Adane

Water Program Associate, WRI Africa

Zablon Adane

Tri Ana Affini

Project Operations Specialist, WRI Indonesia

Tri Ana Affini.

Agraw Ali

GIS Research Analyst, WRI Africa

Firda Astriyani

Facilities, Procurement And Office Manager, WRI Indonesia

Bukti Bagja

Supply Chain and Livelihood Transformation Senior Manager, WRI Indonesia

Bukti Bagja

Kenny Cetera

Wahana Riset Indonesia Researcher, Forest Legality Initiative

Kenny Cetera

Nii Darko Darko

Research Analyst II, Cities Program, WRI Africa

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.

Rizky Firmansyah

GIS Analyst, WRI Indonesia

Rizky Firmansyah

Hidayah Hamzah

Manager For National Plastic Action Partnership, WRI Indonesia 

Sakinah Ummu Haniy

Communications Assistant, WRI Indonesia

Sakinah Ummu Haniy

Azam Hawari

Legal Analyst For One Map Initiative, WRI Indonesia

Rakhmat Hidayat

Sumatra Regional Senior Manager, WRI Indonesia

Rakhmat Hidayat

Julia Kalmirah

Papua Regional Senior Manager, WRI Indonesia

Martha Triasih Karafir

Strengthening Tenurial Right And Livelihood Business Model Project Lead, WRI Indonesia

Martha Karafir

Gina Karina

Food And Land Use (FOLU) Manager, WRI Indonesia

Bunga Karnisa Goib

Community Coordinator For National Plastic Action Partnership And Restoration, WRI Indonesia

Bunga Karnisa Goib

Heriza Leni

Monitoring, Reporting And Data Management Coordinator, WRI Indonesia

Ary Lesmana

Head of Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning, WRI Indonesia

Ary Lesmana.


Finance & Accounting Officer, WRI Indonesia

Cynthia Maharani

Gender, Equity, & Social Inclusion Program Lead, WRI Indonesia

Cynthia Maharani.

Bonifasius Y. Lody Maturbongs

West Papua Regional Coordinator, WRI Indonesia

Nameera Moerdaning

Transport Analyst, Low Carbon Development Initiative, WRI Indonesia

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Fathir Mohamad

System Developer, WRI Indonesia

Benita Nathania

Project Lead for Forest and Landscape Monitoring


Finance And Accounting Manager, WRI Indonesia

Elisabeth Pasapan

Project Officer, WRI Papua Regional Office

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Citra Ajeng Pertiwi

Human Resources Officer, WRI Indonesia

Almo Pradana

Deputy Program Director On Climate, Energy, Cities & The Ocean, WRI Indonesia

Almo Pradana

Kurniasih Puspitorini

Operations Officer For South Sumatera Office, WRI Indonesia

Mila Khaerunnisa Rizqiani

GIS Analyst for Social Forestry and Agrarian Reform Improvement, WRI Indonesia

Tieke Said

Head Of Human Resources, WRI Indonesia

Shofia Saleh

One Map And Commodities Research Analyst, WRI Indonesia

Shofia Saleh

Tjokorda Nirarta "Koni" Samadhi

Country Director, Indonesia

Nirarta Samadhi

Surta Siallagan

Operations Office, Riau Office, WRI Indonesia

Surta Siallagan

Lasiran Silalahi

Grants & Finance Manager, WRI Indonesia

Friska Sinuraya

Head of Operations, WRI Indonesia

Friska Sinuraya.

Egi Suarga

Climate Manager, WRI Indonesia

tree planting in Mombasa, Kenya