Agraw Ali

GIS Research Analyst, WRI Africa


Agraw is a GIS research analyst at the WRI Africa regional office. He works to present technical experience, analysis and administrative assist to the WRI Africa Cities Program focusing on the scaling of transit mapping in African cities for improved transport planning.

Prior to joining WRI, Agraw worked as a research associate in a laboratory at the University of Seoul. Before that, He worked at the Addis Ababa Science and Technology University as an assistant lecturer. In addition to that, he has participated in various GIS, urban planning and design projects in Ethiopia.

Agraw holds a Master’s of Science in urban planning and design from the University of Seoul in Korea and a Bachelor’s of Science in Urban and Regional Planning from Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia. In 2020, he was selected as a fellow at the Asian Young Activist Researcher Fellowship program, a platform for exchange and collaboration for young researchers in the field of urban planning.


  • Digital Transport for Africa

    A collaborative digital commons supporting urban mobility projects in Africa through open standardized data, open-source software and peer-to-peer knowledge sharing.

Stay Connected

Sign up for updates

Register to Receive Our News and Announcements Subscribe