Wubanchi Tesso Wakoya

Program Coordinator, WRI Africa


Wubanchi Tesso Wakoya is the Program Coordinator for WRI Africa's cities and urban mobility program in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Prior to joining WRI, she worked on city development and infrastructure planning and coordination with the Addis Ababa city government, and she worked as a lecturer and researcher with the Ethiopian Institute of Architecture, Building Construction and City Development at Addis Ababa University.

Wubanchi holds an M.A. degree in Environment and Development and a B.Sc. degree in Urban and Regional Planning. She is passionate about advocating for the underserved and vulnerable and about building resilient communities. She enjoys meeting new people, hiking, swimming and volunteering.

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