To mark World Environment Day, Diamond Trust Bank has partnered with the KTDA Foundation to plant 10,000 indigenous trees in Kapkamo catchment area within Cherang’any Hills, one of Kenya’s main water towers.
Under this partnership, 302 farmers drawn from Kapkongor, Kapchemakwer and Mogotu villages, will plant the saplings in their farms, as part of ongoing efforts to rehabilitate and restore this strategic environmental national asset.
This investment is aligned to the #MuchMoreThanTrees initiative through which DTB plans to plant and grow over 10 million trees by 2030. The Bank has so far planted and grown over one million trees since 2018.
DTB’s tree planting and growing exercise is in sync with the government’s commitment to plant 1.5 billion trees by 2032 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, stop and reverse deforestation, and restore 5.1 million hectares of degraded landscapes.
Speaking on the partnership, DTB Group CEO and Managing Director, Nasim Devji noted: “Environmental risks and climate change have continued to threaten our ecosystem, which calls for the acceleration of practical mitigation measures, to reverse their increasingly adverse effects.”