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

Alvin Adu-Asare

GIS Research Associate, WRI Africa

Alvin Adu Asare.

Bernadette Arakwiye

Senior Manager, Africa Land Restoration Programs

Bernadette Arakwiye

Tsvetilena Bandakova

Program Manager, Nature Crime Alliance

Tsvetilena Bandakova

Susan Chomba

Director of Vital Landscapes, WRI Africa

Susan Chomba

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

Luke Foddy

Communications Manager, Nature Crime Alliance

Luke Foddy

Samuel Gaturu

Project Specialist and Coordinator, Vital Landscapes Program, WRI Africa

Samuel Gaturu.

Samuel Kabiru

Manager, The Land Accelerator, WRI Africa

Samuel Kabiru

Karaya Karugu

Enterprise Manager, AFR100

Karaya Karugu.

Kendie Kenmoe

Forest Atlas Technical Manager, Data Lab

Joan Kimaiyo

MERL Associate, Global Restoration Initiative, WRI Africa

Joan Kimaiyo.

Roger Mambeta

GIS Expert, Democratic Republic of Congo

Maxwel Ngochi Manga

Finance and Operation Specialist, Congo Basin, WRI Africa

Maxwel Ngochi Manga.

Joseph Mangouende

National Technical Assistant, Republic of Congo

Joseph Mangouende

Tshims Mbala

Driver and Logistics Assistant, DRC Office

Duclaire Mbouna

Principal Advisor, Cameroon

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.

Peter Ndunda

Senior Associate, AFR100, Global Restoration Initiative

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Kevin Nfor Ntani

GIS Associate, TerraMatch, Cameroon

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.

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

Duncan Okowa

Research Associate, Restoration Policy Accelerator

Duncan Okowa.

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

Meseret Shiferaw

Associate II

Meseret Shiferaw

Yulia Stange

Director, Nature Crime Alliance

Yulia Stange

Assumpta Uzamukunda

Rwanda Restoration Research Associate

Assumpta Uzamukunda.

Laura Vary

Chief of Party, USAID Forest Data Partnership

Lucienne Wilmé

National Coordinator, Madagascar Program

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