Miti tree nursery in Nyeri County

Michael Waiyaki is the founder and CEO of the Miti Alliance, a registered social enterprise in Nyeri County, Kenya. Besides aiming to plant five million trees by 2025, their work is focused on educating the current and next generation of conservationists.


The Miti Schools Program gives school children the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to tackle climate change issues. It also has a special focus on planting and nurturing fruit and indigenous trees, and teaches activists about the role indigenous species, soil and water play in combating the climate crisis.

In the video below, Joan Njoki Kinyanjui, the Miti Alliance project officer in charge of the tree planting program in Kajiado, Nairobi, and Kiambu, explains her mission. As an environmentalist, she is teaching young people, including as many girls as possible, to become the new stewards of the greening of Kenya.

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