Trees4Expenses' mother company, Better Globe Forestry Ltd., has a memorandum of understanding (MoU) and work close with the partners mentioned below in East Africa and Europe.
Better Globe Forestry Ltd (BGF) was incorporated in Kenya in 2004 and is Trees4Expenses' mother company. They focus on the need to fight poverty by promoting massive tree-planting and sustainable agricultural programmes through microfinance schemes, educational programmes and water supply for rural communities. The company also publishes Miti, The Tree Business Magazine for Africa.
The Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI) is a state corporation established in 1986. KEFRI undertakes research in forests and allied natural resources. The institute conducts research and development activities under five thematic areas namely: Forest productivity and Improvement; Biodiversity and Environment Management; Forest Products Development; Social-economics, Policy and Governance and Technical Suport Services.
Kenya Forest Service (KFS) is a State Corporation established in February 2007 under the Forest Act 2005 to conserve, develop and sustainably manage forest resources for Kenya's social-economic development.
The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) is a CGIAR Consortium Research Centre. ICRAF’s headquarters are in Nairobi, Kenya, with five regional offices located in Cameroon, India, Indonesia, Kenya and Peru.
The Centre’s vision is a rural transformation in the developing world as smallholder households strategically increase their use of trees in agricultural landscapes to improve their food security, nutrition, income, health, shelter, social cohesion, energy resources and environmental sustainability.
Sawlog Production Grant Scheme (SPGS) does what you might expect: it funds the establishment of timber plantations. It also, however, provides professional technical advice, training and research grants to support private growers throughout Uganda. SPGS is tackling head-on the massive looming timber crisis in Uganda and at the same time is addressing key development goals – notably, rural poverty, mitigating climate change and ultimately (by taking the pressure off natural forests to supply timber) biodiversity conservation.
Ghent University, abbreviated to UGent, is one of the major universities in the Dutch-speaking region of Europe. It distinguishes itself as a socially committed and pluralistic university in a broad international perspective. Their 11 faculties are composed of more than 120 faculty departments. These departements offer high-quality courses in every one of their scientific disciplines, each inspired by innovative research.
The University of Nairobi is the pioneer institution of University education in Kenya and the region. The University of Nairobi responded to the national, regional and Africa's high level manpower training needs by developing and evolving strong, diversified academic programmes and specializations in basic sciences, applied sciences, technology, humanities, social sciences and the arts.