Wubanchi Tesso

Ethiopia Manager, WRI Africa

Wubanchi is the Cities4Forests Ethiopia Manager for WRI Africa’s Cities and Urban Mobility and Cities4Forests programs 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 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.