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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25 Featured Experts

Program Experts & Staff

Bashaa'ir Abul-Qasim

Help Desk Support Analyst

Bashaa'ir Abul-Qasim.

Mohammad Ali

Grants & Finance Specialist ll

Mohammad Ali.

Bernadette Arakwiye

Senior Manager, Africa Land Restoration Programs

Bernadette Arakwiye

Imane Chafiq

Country Engagement Specialist

Imane Chafiq

Ellie Conrad

Executive Assistant, Global Development

Ellie Conrad.

Matthew Cronin

Project Coordinator II

Matthew Cronin

Siba El-Samra

Urban Mobility Associate, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Siba El Samra.

Gloria Kantengwa

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Specialist

Gloria Kantengwa.

Fouad Laajine

Urban Water Resilience Finance Intern

Fouad Laajine.

Marc Manyifika

Country Lead for Urban Water Resilience/Lead Spatial Planner for the program

Marc Manyifika

Fatma Mohamed

Employee Relations Specialist

Fatma Mohamed

Thacien Munyamahame

Community Coordinator, Global Restoration Initiative, WRI Africa

Thacien Munyamahame.

Bernadette Muteteri

Fund Manager, Circular Food Systems for Rwanda

Bernadette Muteteri.

Gilbert Muvunankiko

Communications Manager, Restoration, WRI Africa

Gilbert Muvunankiko

Nada Nassereddin

Project Coordinator, International Climate Action

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Jackson Ndera

Portfolio Specialist for Lake Kivu and Rusizi River Basin, TerraFund for AFR100, WRI Africa

Jackson Ndera.

Jean Marie Ntakirutimana

Portfolio Specialist, TerraFund for AFR100, Global Restoration Initiative, WRI Africa

Ntakirutimana Jean-Marie.

Tina Nyunga

Project Assistant, Circular Food Systems for Rwanda

Tina Nyunga.

Michael Orang'i Onchabo

Director, Food and Land Use Coalition, Kenya

Michael Orang'i Onchabo.

Evana Said

Research Analyst II

Evana Said

Saif Shabou

Urban Data & Analytics Associate, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

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Jamal Srouji

Associate I, Climate Program

Neil Stein

Research and Engagement Associate, TerraFund

Neil Stein

Dominick Tanoh

NUMO Intern, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Dominick Tanoh

Assumpta Uzamukunda

Rwanda Restoration Research Associate

Assumpta Uzamukunda.