Paul Elvis Tangem

Coordinator for the Great Green Wall Initiative (GGWSSI)
African Union Commission

Dr. Tangem is the Coordinator for the Great Green Wall Initiative (GGWSSI) at the African Union Commission. The GGWI is a Pan African flagship programme aimed at resilience building in the Dry lands of Africa through a mosaic of sustainable land management, restoration and sustainable economic development projects. The current focus for the initiative is innovation through extension to the Dry lands of the Southern Africa region, attracting private sectors investment and innovative financing such as the blockchains and cryptocurrency.

Before joining the African Union Commission, Dr. Tangem worked as Regional Enterprise Development Manager for Tree Aid International, a UK based international development charity. He also worked with UN-FAO as Technical adviser for the programs to promote Actors in engaged in forest products based enterprises. He has also served with other organisations including Centre in Scotland, Environmental Justice Foundation, London, Watershed Task Group in Cameroon.  He is also a mentor and coach, and is behind the establishment of well known ‘start-ups in Cameroon, West Africa.

Dr. Tangem holds a BSc from University of Dschang- Cameroon, MSc in Ecology & Management University of Edinburgh, an Executive MBA from PGSM Paris and PH.D in Business Administration, and several certificates and diplomas. He is a member of several professional networks including Junior Chambers International where is a Senator, and a pioneer member of World Greening Alliance created by WBCSD and Elion Group in China.