Saif Shabou

Urban Data and Analytics Associate, Data & Tools

World Resources Institute


Saif is an Urban Data and Analytics Associate on the Data & Tools team at WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. He participates in the development of data products and analytical tools for UrbanShift, providing cities and stakeholders with relevant geospatial data, indicators and insights to face climate change impacts.

Before joining WRI, Saif worked as Lead Data Scientist and Data Product Manager in several startups in France developing Location Intelligence software solutions and data management platforms. Believing in the important role of open-source and open data for addressing climate issues, Saif is the founder of OpenGeoScales, an open-source framework for standardizing climate-related data at multiple geographical scales.

Saif holds a Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Grenoble-Alpes in France, specialized in social exposure to climate hazards. He has a Master's degree in Environmental Psychology from the University of Nimes and a diploma in Architecture and Urban Planning from the National School of Architecture and Urbanism of Tunis. He lives in the Hague with his spouse.