To make the dream of Nelson Mandela Gardens of 95 Trees a reality, we partnered with several internationally renowned and reputable organisations in various capacities. You can learn more about our partners by clicking on their names in the relevant tabs shown below.
Against Desert Encroachment (FADE) Africa was founded in May 2000. It has over the years championed the fight against environmental degradation, global warming and climate change in sub-Saharan Africa. FADE Africa has singularly driven the importance of planting trees in combating the effects of climate change.Read More
FADE’s projects are targeted at promoting environmental advocacy, adaptation and mitigation. The Mandela Garden of 95 Trees Asaba is another opportunity to showcase the importance of environmental conservation. It also promotes a culture of social, educational and environmental well-being.
FADE’s association with Nelson Mandela and South Africa dates back to when FADE was an official delegation to the Earth Summit in 2000 and were received by the Mandela Family and Jacob Zuma who was then Deputy President of South Africa. The association culminated in a relationship that landed Nigeria and indeed Delta State, one of the monuments in the world today, the Mandela Garden of 95 Trees
FADE Africa is also an accredited observer to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum (GC/GMEF) and endorsed by the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD).
Africa Rising Foundation is an organization that works with Youths in creating a new breed of Africans that will empower Africa to be at the forefront of its development. It was started by two grandsons of Nelson Mandela, Ndaba and Kweku Mandela, in late 2009. Africa Rising Foundation seeks to change the perception of Africa by young people working together to help highlight and identify areas for social and economic development.Read More
Thus, Africa Rising Foundation is a conduit for the New African Generation that is committed to promoting Africa through a series of campaigns and programmes. Its programmes include the Leadership Development Programme, Walk with Me Campaign, Born Healthy and Campaign Exchange. Programmes that all focusing on her core mission and vision of projecting a new positive image of this rising continent to the world. It is a platform that will empower Africans to say: “I am an African – I understand what it means to be African and above all, I am proud to be an African!”
The Nelson Mandela Garden of 95 Trees is Endorsed by both the Nelson Mandela Family and the Africa Rising Foundation.
Delta State is a state in Nigeria, comprising mainly of Anioma, Urhobo, Isoko, Ijaw, Ukwuani and Itsekiri tribes. Delta is an oil-producing state of Nigeria situated in the region known as the Niger Delta, South-South Geo-political zone. The capital city is Asaba located at the northern end of the state while Warri is the economic nerve of the state, and also the most populated. It is located in the southern end of the state.Read More
Delta State often referred to as “The Big Heart” is richly endowed with human, material and natural resources. Apart from the abundant crude oil in the state, the state has developed a vibrant non-oil economy that includes agriculture, tourism and fisheries industries. The location of the state within the tropical region makes it an attraction for fun-seeking tourists, serious local and foreign investors in industries, exporters of raw materials and manufacturers.
The state has a well-developed industrial capacity base with a refinery in Warri and processing plants. Apart from crude oil, Delta has other natural resources such as gypsum, lignite, marble, silica, Kaolin, clay, coal, tar sand, sharp sand and iron-ore.
The Nelson Mandela Garden of 95 Trees was given a take-off seed grant including 14,414 acres of choice land within the Asaba International Airport in Delta State, as well as the continued support of the Delta State government.