Tangu Tumeo is a forester by profession, and as a growing FLR expert, Tangu has come to appreciate the importance of managing trees and forests as part of an ecosystem for increased and multiple benefits to communities. In her role as Malawi’s Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) Focal Point, she facilitated the national Forest Landscape Restoration opportunities assessment and implementation strategy development in 2017. Together with other technical partners, she facilitated the development of a Forest Landscape Restoration monitoring framework in 2018. She is currently supporting the Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mining together with other government sectors with the integration of the assessment results into government planning, project development and budgeting. Furthermore, Tangu is the coordinator for the Malawi Youth Forest Restoration Programme, a 5 year 7 million US dollar government funded project which is working with young people in the restoration of degraded areas within their communities.
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