Project
 
2017 - 2018


Africa:

Tree Fund for Africa

Key Staff:

Michael Gachanja


African countries have pledged to restore 100 million hectares of degraded land (mostly with trees) by 2030 as part of the ‘AFR100 Initiative’. As an example, Kenya has pledged 5.1 million hectares to AFR100, of which tree planting is planned on 3 million hectares. Further, the country has pledged to restore forest cover to 10% from it’s existing base of just under 6%. Both these targets imply a need to plant around 200,000 hectares per year between now and 2030. The hypotheses behind the Tree Fund is that lack of appropriate finances is hindering tree planting in Africa. The Tree Fund comes in to fill in this need. The key deliverables of this project are:

Phase 1.

  1. Discussion paper documenting the business case for the Tree Fund.
  2. High level Excel based dataset of potential pipeline. To include classification of different types of entity the Tree Fund could work with and their key details (e.g number of hectares currently planted, number of members, potential to expand etc)     

Phase 11.

  1. Tree Fund Business Plan that include: expected environmental, social and economic benefits of Tree Fund; market analysis; business model; organisation structure and staffing; fundraising strategy; marketing strategy & pipeline; financial projections; and funding requirements.
  2. Excel based fund portfolio economic model.


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Date: 2018

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