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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25 Featured Experts



Berhanu Desta

Global Accounting Director

Program Experts & Staff

Iman Abdulwassi Abubaker

Urban Mobility Project Manager, WRI Africa

Zablon Adane


Zablon Adane

Selam Alebel

Operations Director, WRI Africa

Agraw Ali

GIS Research Analyst, WRI Africa

Quentin Dean

Executive Assistant, NDC Partnership

Beakal Fasil

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

Solomon Tsehay Feleke

Senior Economist, The New Climate Economy

Anteneh Gelaw

Regional Manager, Africa, P4G

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Libby Gladding

Operations Manager, CAEP, NDC Partnership

Jiregna Hirpa

Transport Planner, WRI Africa

Jiregna Hirpa

Gaia Larsen

Director, Climate Finance Access and Deployment, Finance Center

Esben Lunde Larsen

Director, WRI Faith and Sustainability

Leah Lazer

Research Associate, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Leah Lazer

Suzanna Lund

Project Manager, WRI Brasil

Suzanna Lund

Salima Mahamoudou

Research Associate II

Dimitrios Mentis

Senior Energy Geographer, Energy Access; Project Lead, Energy Access Explorer

Sophie Mongalvy

Communications Manager, Food and Land Use Coalition

Sophie Mongalvy

Solomon Negusse

API Software Engineer

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Klara Nilsson

Communications Associate, Food and Land Use Coalition

Meseret Shiferaw

Associate II

Gubignet Tekle

Finance and Administration Specialist, WRI Africa

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Wubanchi Tesso Wakoya

Urban Development Project Manager, WRI Africa

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Tesfay Woldemariam

GIS Research Associate I

Tinebeb Yohannes

Research Associate, Water Program

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