Manager II, Land Restoration Projects, Global Restoration Initiative
Will manages the Global Restoration Initiative's growing pipeline of land restoration projects. He helps lead TerraMatch, a digital platform that connects tree-growing organizations to funders and reports on their progress, and TerraFund for AFR100, a grant and loan facility for African restoration projects and enterprises. He also coordinates WRI's contributions to the Priceless Planet Coalition and supports donor engagement.
Previously, Will led communications and engagement for the team, working across Africa, Latin America, and South Asia to demystify the complexities of ecosystem restoration and accelerate action. Before that, he earned a Master's degree in International Development from Sciences Po, a university in France, and a Bachelor's degree in Sociology and International Studies from Johns Hopkins University in the United States.
Will loves to read. From history to sci-fi, he'll tackle almost anything. He also enjoys sunshine, griping about winter, and learning languages.
Global Restoration Initiative
WRI is partnering with governments, businesses, and communities around the world to restore millions of hectares of deforested and degraded land.Part of Forests
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.
The Land Accelerator
A curated network and accelerator program for entrepreneurs who restore degraded forests and farmland
African Forest Landscape Restoration Initiative (AFR100)
Restoring 100 million hectares of deforested and degraded land in Africa by 2030.
A country-led effort to change the dynamics of land degradation in Latin America and the Caribbean.
The Verena Project
Promoting large-scale land restoration and reforestation in Brazil with native trees