Dr. Bernadette Arakwiye is a Research Associate in the Forest Program at the World Resources Institute (WRI). Her work supports restoration monitoring across AFR100 countries. Her expertise centers on the use of Geographic Information Science for Terrestrial Landscape Monitoring to inform Policy and Management Decisions.
Bernadette has over 10 years of environmental research in Africa. Before joining WRI, she worked as a Research Associate with Conservation International in the USA and as a Research Assistant with the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International in Rwanda.
Bernadette received a Ph.D. in Geography from Clark University – Massachusetts and a NASA Fellowship to conduct her Ph.D. dissertation research in Western Rwanda.