Nancy Tembo is a Malawian politician and currently serves as Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Malawi Government (Cabinet of Malawi). She is also a Member of Parliament (MP) representing Lilongwe City South West constituency in the National Assembly of the Republic of Malawi.
Nancy began her political career when she ran for MP in the 2004 Malawian general election and won the Lilongwe City South West Constituency seat. During this term, she also served as Publicity Secretary and National Spokesperson for the Malawi Congress Party. In 2012 she was appointed a Commissioner for the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) and served until 2016. She was appointed as Minister of Natural Resources and Climate Change in President Chakwera’s inaugural cabinet and sworn in on 10 July 2020.
In August 2021 Malawi becomes the Chair of the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC), and she took over the leadership of the SADC Cluster on the environment, natural resources, and tourism. In November 2021, she was in Glasgow at United Nations COP26 after agreeing on collaboration and support from the UK government.