Washeru joined WRI through the DreamGreen Internship Program as a Research and Strategy Analyst for the Allied for Climate Transformation (ACT) 2025 Program within the International Climate Action Practice where he currently supports research and analysis on issues critical to the success of the ACT 2025 consortium, as well as strategies for engagement with the diverse network of global stakeholders within the ACT 2025 consortium.

Prior to joining WRI, Washeru was based in Senegal where he worked with the International Organization for Migration—The UN Migration Agency and served as a Migration, Environment and Climate Change Program Consultant. In that role, he led new business and proposal development, design of research strategies, and stakeholder engagement on issues related to humanitarian eco-innovation; climate resilience and local development planning; and climate-smart community reintegration. He previously worked in Ghana on issues related to environmental pollution, public health policy implementation, climate adaptation and mitigation in rural, peri-urban, and urban settings. Additionally, he holds significant experience in business consulting and client engagement where he previously worked with several international partners from around the world to facilitate market access for critical information technology infrastructure into Ghanaian and other African markets.

Washeru holds a BSc in biochemistry and a master’s degree in climate change and sustainable development both from the University of Ghana where he researched and published an article on the regulatory landscape and experiences of small-and-medium enterprises in Ghana’s energy transition agenda. He is currently studying Development Economics and International Development in the Master of Global Human Development Program at Georgetown University Walsh School of Foreign Service with a specialization in Environment, Climate Change and Technology for Development and also pursuing a track for a certificate in African Studies.

Washeru currently lives in Maryland and enjoys biking through DC's Capital Bikeshare. In his free time, he likes to take long walks, listen to podcasts and cook different West African dishes.