My Trees has forged numerous valuable partnerships on its journey so far
In 2022 My Trees started to attract the attention of the international donor community and now has ongoing programmes with One Tree Planted, as well as being recognized as one of Africa’s top 100 tree planting programmes by AFR100. We have also been named as one of Coldplay’s Conservation Partners. Additionally, we have been supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Danish Church Aid, the Beit Trust, Great Plains Foundation and the Rieschel Foundation.
My Trees is one of 12 winners of the Carbon Uplink Challenge, a World Economic Forum Initiative to link funding to innovative, credible projects trying to combat climate change. We have partnered with the US Forestry Service, who are assisting the Trust with improving our seedling quality and production process. My Trees is also a DIY partner with TIST (The International Small Group & Tree Planting Program) who have successfully implemented similar projects to My Trees in India, Kenya and Uganda, and are helping My Trees with technical aspects of the carbon model.
We have partnership agreements with national bodies such as the Forestry Commission, Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority, and the National Herbarium and Botanic Gardens. Before starting a project or operation in an area, My Trees ensures that we always have the support of the local rural district council and traditional leadership and have memoranda of understanding in place with these institutions.
My Trees also has the support of several important partners from the private sector: The Rift Valley Group, Cicada Carbon, the Sustainable Afforestation Association, Fuchs, CABS, Nedbank, SPAR, and Spear Capital.