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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18 Featured Experts

Program Experts & Staff

Alvin Adu-Asare

GIS Research Associate, WRI Africa

Alvin Adu Asare.

Bernadette Arakwiye

Senior Manager, Africa Land Restoration Programs

Bernadette Arakwiye

Samuel Gaturu

Project Specialist and Coordinator, Vital Landscapes Program, WRI Africa

Samuel Gaturu.

Samuel Kabiru

Manager, The Land Accelerator, WRI Africa

Samuel Kabiru

Kendie Kenmoe

Forest Atlas Technical Manager, Data Lab

Joan Kimaiyo

MERL Associate, Global Restoration Initiative, WRI Africa

Joan Kimaiyo.

Thacien Munyamahame

Community Coordinator, Global Restoration Initiative, WRI Africa

Thacien Munyamahame.

Jackson Ndera

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

Jackson Ndera.

Peter Ndunda

Senior Associate, AFR100, Global Restoration Initiative

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Lawrence Ng'ang'a

AFR100 Restoration Monitoring Associate, WRI Africa

Lawrence Eric Ng'ang'a

Caroline Njiru

Greater Rift Valley Landscape Manager, WRI Africa

Caroline Njiru.

Teodyl Nkuintchua

Congo Basin Strategy and Engagement Leader

Peter Ntaganda

Restore Local Program Manager, Lake Kivu and Rusizi River Basin Landscape Rwanda-Burundi-DRC

Peter Ntaganda.

Serge Rafanoharana

Remote Sensing & Database Manager, Madagascar Program

Serge Rafanoharana

Yigremachew Seyoum Lemma

Research Associate II

Yigremachew Seyoum Lemma.

Meseret Shiferaw

Associate II

Meseret Shiferaw

Laura Vary

Chief of Party, USAID Forest Data Partnership

Lucienne Wilmé

National Coordinator, Madagascar Program

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