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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21 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

Andreea Balan

Talent Acquisition Manager, WRI Europe

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Mulubrhan Balehegn

Agriculture and Climate Research Associate II

Mulubrhan Gebremikael.

Yared Deme

Research Analyst, International Climate Action, WRI Africa

Yared Abera Deme

Berhanu Desta

Global Accounting Director

Beakal Fasil

Communications and Engagement Specialist, The New Climate Economy, WRI Africa

Beakal Fasil

Despina Gkotsidou

Program Assistant, Data Lab Product Studio

Despina Gkotsidou.

Libby Gladding

Operations Manager, CAEP, NDC Partnership

Libby Gladding

Jiregna Hirpa

Transport Planner, WRI Africa

Jiregna Hirpa

Dimitris Mentis

Lead, Energy Access Explorer

Demitris Mentis

Solomon Negusse

API Software Engineer, Data Lab

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Yigremachew Seyoum Lemma

Research Associate II

Yigremachew Seyoum Lemma.

Semere Jelalu Shafi

Urban Mobility Analyst, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, WRI Africa

Semere Jelalu Shafi.

Alemakef Tassew

Urban Development Project Specialist, WRI Africa

Alemakef Tassew

Gubignet Tekle

Finance and Administration Specialist, WRI Africa

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Tesfay Woldemariam

GIS Research Associate I

Kalkidan Wondimu

Communication and Engagement Specialist, FOLU Ethiopia

Kalkidan Wondimu

Tinebeb Yohannes

Research Associate, Water Program