The Jamaica Diaspora Taskforce Action Network (JDTAN) and the Caribbean Philanthropic Alliance’s (CariPhil) – Tree Planting project received a Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Commitment to Action Award at the CGI Action Network Post-Disaster Recovery meeting in Puerto Rico on Wednesday, February 18, 2020. The award was presented on stage at the event by former United States President Bill Clinton.
The Tree Planting Project seeks to plant 1 MILLION trees in the Caribbean and at least 100,000 in Jamaica – under the colloquial moniker – Plant Nuff Tree. Additionally, the Jamaica tree planting project will not only address climate resilience but also food security by targeting fruit-bearing trees. This is a monumental opportunity for Jamaican Farmers who will receive the trees for free thanks to a partnership with the Trees that Feed Foundation, a Jamaican run organization based in Chicago. Being part of the CGI Action Network, will allow JDTAN and CaraPhil will tap into CGI’s vast network of global partners and experts.
Leo Gilling, JDTAN Chair said “This is a monumental opportunity for Jamaican Farmers. This project will help us to strengthen our farmers by opening access to new value-added markets and we are going to target female Farmers as well.”
Plant Nuff Tree Jamaica is part of Jamaica Week of Action 2020 (WOA) which will be held May 31-June 5. Jamaicans in the Diaspora are invited to return home with Jamaica Diaspora Taskforces to execute projects intended to address crime and climate resilience. Anyone can support the project by pledging at plantnufftree.jdtan.org.