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Wubanchi Tesso Wakoya

Program Coordinator, WRI Africa

Wubanchi Tesso Wakoya is the Program Coordinator for WRI Africa's cities and urban mobility program in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Prior to joining WRI, she worked on city development and...

Meseret Shiferaw

Associate II

Meseret Shiferaw is an Associate II in The Restoration and Cities4Forests team based at Addis Ababa, WRI Africa Office. He works with the public and private sectors to increase financial flows to...

Gubignet Tekle

Finance and Administration Specialist, WRI Africa

Gubignet Tekle is a Finance and Administration Specialist at WRI Africa Office based in Addis Ababa. He is supporting WRI Africa office operations in the areas of accounting and administration....

Elleni Ashebir

Program Manger, Cities and Urban Mobility, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Elleni Ashebir is the Program Manager for Cities and Urban Mobility in Addis Ababa, as WRI continues to develop its cities program in Africa. She is working to forge partnerships with city and...

Rocío Rodríguez

Executive Office Advisor, WRI México

Rocío is an Advisor to the Executive Director of WRI México. She is the first point of contact with Adriana Lobo to facilitate interaction, coordination and relationship between WRI and other...

Selam Alebel

Operations Director, WRI Africa

Selam is the Operations Directore for the WRI Africa office in Ethiopia, supporting WRI's work throughout the continent. She brings over 17 years of finance, grants, contract, operations and...

Zablon Adane


Zablon is an Associate working in the Water Program. He is currently working on water risk analysis and mapping project and researching opportunities to reduce water stress and improving...

Nara McCray

Energy GIS Intern

Nara McCray is a Research Assistant for WRI's Energy Access Watch. Energy Access Watch is a an interactive mapping interface under the Resource Watch platform which serves as a country-diagnostic...

Tsenu Tamrat

Development Intern

Tsenu is an intern with the Development Team at WRI. She will be supporting the Governments and Foundations sectors’ fundraising efforts as well as the wider Development team on different projects...

Salima Mahamoudou

Research Associate

Salima is a Research Associate for Africa Forest team within the Food, Forest and Water program. She helps conduct research and assists the Central African Regional Offices in updating their...


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