Dubai: Multinational logistics company DP World has entered into a three-year partnership with the global wildlife and environment conservation organization Jane Goodall Institute to encourage the development of its international humanitarian and environmental youth program, Roots & Shoots.
The collaboration with DP World is being led by the Jane Goodall Institute in the UK. Roots & Shoots is a global movement of thousands of dedicated young people who are empowered to make a substantial effect in more than 60 nations, and it is one of the Jane Goodall Institute’s major initiatives.
Whether it’s natural disasters, homelessness, pollution, or climate change, Roots & Shoots groups are embracing challenges and making real positive change throughout the world.
Roots & Shoots groups are undergoing project work to tackle the hurdles faced by animals (including domestic animals), the human community, and the environment. They are focusing on both local change and international projects with global impact.
The alliance with DP World will assist the expansion of existing Roots & Shoots groups and the development of new groups, both in the UAE and around the world, including the hiring of a new school outreach officer.
It will also support the introduction of new Roots & Shoots resources concentrating on the Marine Ecosystem as well as embedding initiatives that build on the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) and Logistical skills needed to work in the Maritime and Logistics Industries.
Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute remarked that, “Roots & Shoots is empowering young people to make a difference in their local communities in over 60 countries worldwide. DP World is a major global corporation, and it is heartening to know that they are committed to making positive change for people and the environment. All around the globe, DP World staff share the Roots & Shoots goal of protecting our planet and by partnering together we hope to enable more young people to become the compassionate change-makers our world needs.”
Meanwhile, H.E. Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO of DP World observed that, ‘DP World aims to engage and inspire young people about global trade and logistics. We are proud to partner with the Jane Goodall Institute. Through the Roots & Shoots program, we want to encourage collaborative learning to support young people to identify opportunities to contribute to the future of their communities sustainably’.