AFR100 Manager, WRI Africa
Bernadette Arakwiye manages WRI’s contributions to the African Forest Landscape Restoration Initiative (AFR100). In her previous roles at WRI, she supported restoration monitoring activities in African countries. Before joining WRI, Bernadette conducted environmental research in African landscapes, working as a Research Associate with Conservation International in the USA and as a Research Assistant with the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International in Rwanda. Bernadette has also supported WRI research projects in Rwanda on a consultancy basis between 2016 and 2020.
Bernadette has a Ph.D. in Geography from Clark University in Massachusetts; where she received the NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship to research the dynamics, drivers and ecological outcomes of forest cover change in Western Rwanda. She received an MSc in Environmental Studies from Antioch University New England and a BSc in Biology from the University of Rwanda.
Global Restoration InitiativeVisit Project
WRI is partnering with governments, businesses, and communities around the world to restore millions of hectares of deforested and degraded land.Part of Forests
African Forest Landscape Restoration Initiative (AFR100)Launch PlatformLaunch Platform Visit Project
Restoring 100 million hectares of deforested and degraded land in Africa by 2030.
Building Vital Landscapes for Sustainable and Resilient Growth in AfricaVisit Project
WRI Africa provides high-quality data and analyses and partners with entrepreneurs, policymakers and community organizations to accelerate the transformation of African landscapes.Part of Forests
The Landscape Monitoring AcceleratorVisit Project
Supporting the use of cutting-edge technology to track restoration and land use planning efforts
Restore LocalVisit Project
Accelerating locally led land restoration across Africa’s vital landscapes