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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35 Featured Experts

Program Experts & Staff

Iman Abdulwassi Abubaker

Urban Mobility Project Manager, WRI Africa

Zablon Adane

Water Program Associate, WRI Africa

Zablon Adane

Selam Alebel

Operations Director, WRI Africa

Selam Alebel

Agraw Ali

GIS Research Analyst, WRI Africa

Yared Deme

Research Analyst, International Climate Action, WRI Africa

Yared Abera Deme

Berhanu Desta

Global Accounting Director

Yifan Ding

Global Electric Mobility Intern, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Yifan Ding

Beakal Fasil

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

Beakal Fasil

Mengpin Ge

Associate II, Climate Program

Anteneh Gelaw

Regional Manager, Africa, P4G

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Libby Gladding

Operations Manager, CAEP, NDC Partnership

Libby Gladding

Shuwei Guan

Staff Accountant

Shuwei Guan

Arya Harsono

Research Coordinator, The New Climate Economy

Jiregna Hirpa

Transport Planner, WRI Africa

Jiregna Hirpa

Leo Horn-Phathanothai

Head, WRI UK Office; and Director, Strategy and Partnerships, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Salima Mahamoudou

Research Associate II

Salima Mahamoudou

Solomon Negusse

Software Engineer

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Lucie Schwartz

Development Specialist

Lucie-Schwartz

Meseret Shiferaw

Associate II

Meseret Shiferaw

Howard Shih

Research Associate, Science Based Targets Initiative

Howard Shih

Alemakef Tassew

Urban Development Project Specialist, WRI Africa

Alemakef Tassew

Gubignet Tekle

Finance and Administration Specialist, WRI Africa

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HJ Toh

Visiting Fellow, Global Forest Watch

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Tini Tran

Director, Global Communications and Engagement, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Tini Tran

Thet Hein Tun

Transportation Research Associate, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Thet Hein Tun

Wubanchi Tesso Wakoya

Urban Development Project Manager, WRI Africa

Wubanchi Tesso Wakoya

Romain Warnault

Senior Project Manager

Romain Warnault

Tesfay Woldemariam

GIS Research Associate I

Kalkidan Wondimu

Communication and Engagement Specialist, FOLU Ethiopia

Kalkidan Wondimu

Mei Xu

Land Accelerator Intern

Mei Xu

Lucy Yang

Communications and Research Intern, Office of the President & CEO

Lucy Yang

Tinebeb Yohannes

Research Associate, Water Program

Feier Zhao

Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Intern

Feier Zhao

Lihuan Zhou

Associate II, Sustainable Finance Center

Gillian Zwicker

Research Associate I, International Engagement, Climate Program

Gillian Zwicker

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