Research Associate II
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 Forest Atlases, as well as reformatting them to be published as a website.
Prior to WRI, Salima interned with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Nature Conservancy where she assisted research projects on soil degradation in drylands and land restoration using remote sensing technologies. She also gained some environmental policy and advocacy experiences while working for Earth Day Network and the Vermont Natural Resources Council.
Salima graduated from Green Mountain College, in Vermont, where she received a dual B.S degree in Natural Resources Management and Sustainable Business.
Even though originally from Niger, Salima considers herself to be a “global citizen” after growing up in different African countries including Benin, and Egypt; and spending 12 years in Ethiopia with her family. During her free time, Salima enjoys playing tennis, watching documentaries and skiing.
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.
Forest AtlasesVisit Project
The Forest Atlases are online platforms that help countries better manage their forest resources by combining government data with the latest forest monitoring technology.
African Forest Landscape Restoration Initiative (AFR100)Launch PlatformLaunch Platform Visit Project
Restoring 100 million hectares of deforested and degraded land in Africa by 2030.
The Land AcceleratorLaunch PlatformLaunch Platform Visit Project
A curated network and accelerator program for entrepreneurs who restore degraded forests and farmland
TerraMatchLaunch PlatformLaunch Platform Visit Project
TerraMatch connects local land restoration champions to capital and technical assistance through a trusted online system that vets their work, supports their growth, and monitors their progress.
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.
Restore LocalVisit Project
Accelerating locally led land restoration across Africa’s vital landscapes