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.

Contact our media team to arrange an interview with any of our experts.

Program Experts & Staff

Bernadette Arakwiye

Senior Manager, Africa Land Restoration Programs

Bernadette Arakwiye

Igerha Bampa

Technical Assistant for Open Timber Portal, WRI Africa

Igerha Bampa.

Edward Davey

Head, World Resources Institute Europe UK Office; Senior Advisor, Food and Land Use Coalition; Advisor, New Economy for the Amazon and Congo Basin

Edward Davey

Phanuella Djanteng

Congo Basin Engagement Associate, Global Forest Watch, WRI Africa

Phanuella Djanteng.

Achille Djeagou Tchoffo

Congo Bassin Coordinator, Open Timber Portal, Congo Basin

Achille Djeagou Tchoffo

Kendie Kenmoe

Forest Atlas Technical Manager, Data Lab

Joseph Mangouende

National Technical Assistant, Republic of Congo

Joseph Mangouende

Tshims Mbala

Driver and Logistics Assistant, DRC Office

Thacien Munyamahame

Community Coordinator, Global Restoration Initiative, WRI Africa

Thacien Munyamahame.

Gilbert Muvunankiko

Communications Manager, Restoration, WRI Africa

Gilbert Muvunankiko

Jackson Ndera

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

Jackson Ndera.

Kevin Nfor Ntani

GIS Associate, TerraMatch, Cameroon

Joelle Nkosi Boeli

Legal and Partnerships Officer, Democratic Republic of Congo

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.

Jean Marie Ntakirutimana

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

Ntakirutimana Jean-Marie.

Stevanche Nzingoula Loufouma

Technical Assistant, Republic of Congo

Stevanche Nzingoula Loufouma

Serge Rafanoharana

Remote Sensing & Database Manager, Madagascar Program

Serge Rafanoharana

Andry Rasamuel

IT & Communications Officer, Madagascar Program

Andry Rasamuel

Yigremachew Seyoum Lemma

Research Associate II

Yigremachew Seyoum Lemma.

Guy Shemisi

Accountant, Central Africa Forest Initiative

Guy Shemisi

Yulia Stange

Director, Nature Crime Alliance

Yulia Stange

Assumpta Uzamukunda

Rwanda Restoration Research Associate

Assumpta Uzamukunda.

Wessel van Eeden

Strategic Communications Manager, Restore Local

Wessel van Eeden.

Laura Vary

Chief of Party, USAID Forest Data Partnership

Lucienne Wilmé

National Coordinator, Madagascar Program

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