USAID/Malawi-funded Protecting Ecosystems and Restoring Forests in Malawi Project (PERFORM)

Protecting Ecosystems and Restoring Forests in Malawi (PERFORM) is a five-year project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by Tetra Tech, in association with five subcontractors: Total LandCare, the Centre for Environmental Policy and Advocacy, Michigan State University, Winrock International, and the World Resources Institute. To improve livelihoods in Malawi, PERFORM promotes forest conservation and green growth, while working to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from forestry land use and to strengthen climate resilience.

PERFORM has increased Malawi’s institutional capacity for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+) data collection, analysis, and use. The project team also has built the capacity and capabilities of key government and civil society partners through training and the provision of technical assistance to ensure sustainable outcomes. Through PERFORM's support, the EAD developed and operationalized its greenhouse gas inventory system (GHG-IS) for future low emissions development.