Musonda Mumba is currently the head of the UN Environment’s Terrestrial Ecosystems Team, with over 20 years’ experience in environmental, conservation, and climate change issues globally. She recently became the new Chair of the Global Partnership on Forest and Landscape Restoration (GPFLR). Her responsibilities include providing leadership on forests and climate change, integrated landscape management (ILM) approaches; providing technical expertise to governments globally; and developing appropriate policy dialogue and strategic direction around Terrestrial Ecosystems. She has published widely in various journals, newspapers, articles and contributed to book chapters. She will also be the UN Environment lead on Terrestrial Ecosystems for the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (2021 – 2030), a UN General Assembly Resolution that was passed on 1st March 2019. A Zambian national, she received her BSc. Ed. at University of Zambia and her Ph.D. at University College London in wetland conservation and hydrology.
Expertise: Africa, Climate Change, Gender Equality, Migration, Sustainability