Khazanah Global Lectures
Jade Goodall


12th Khazanah Global Lecture by:
Dr Jane Goodall DBE

Best known for her 56-year study of social and family interactions of wild chimpanzees in Tanzania, Dame Dr Jane Goodall dedicates her life to inspire individuals to make positive changes for mankind, animals and the environment.

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"Caring for the Earth: Reasons for Hope "
31 October 2016
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
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Dr Jane Goodall DBE is a world-renowned ethologist, conservationist and United Nations Messenger of Peace. Considered to be the world's foremost expert on chimpanzees, she is best known for her 56-year study of social and family interactions of wild chimpanzees in Gombe Stream National Park, Tanzania. She is the founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and the Roots & Shoots programme, and she has worked extensively on conservation and animal welfare issues.

In July 1960, at the age of 26, Jane Goodall travelled from England to what is now Tanzania and bravely entered the little-known world of wild chimpanzees. She was equipped with nothing more than a notebook and a pair of binoculars. But with her unyielding patience and characteristic optimism, she won the trust of these initially shy creatures, and she managed to open a window into their sometimes strange and often familiar-seeming lives. The public was fascinated and remains so to this day.

The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI)
In 1977, Dr. Goodall established the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI), a global non-profit focused on inspiring individual action to improve the understanding, welfare and conservation of great apes and to safeguard the planet. With 3 offices around the world, the JGI is widely recognised for innovative, community-centred conservation and development programmes in Africa. Its mission is based in Dr. Jane Goodall's belief that the well-being of the world relies on people taking an active interest in all living things.

JGI supports community-centred conservation throughout Africa's Congo Basin, engaging with individual stakeholders to garner long-term conservation impact; additionally, support young people in more than 130 countries across the globe as they work to make positive change in their own communities. JGI's cutting-edge use of technology ties its high-impact conservation work in Africa to its citizen-science projects led by youth groups across the globe.

JGI's multifaceted efforts - to protect great apes and their habitats, to improve human livelihoods, and to encourage the next generation to care for the world - creates an integrative approach to achieve Dr. Goodall's vision of earth as a place where people, animals, and the environment exist in sustainable harmony.

Roots & Shoots
Roots & Shoots is a programme of the Jane Goodall Institute. The programme is about making positive change happen for people, for animals and for the environment. The Roots & Shoots network connects youths of all ages who share a desire to create a better world, with young people identifying problems in their communities and taking action.

Awards and recognition
Dr. Goodall has received many honours for her environmental and humanitarian work, as well as others. She was named a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in a ceremony held in Buckingham Palace in 2004. In April 2002, former Secretary-General Kofi Annan named her as a United Nations Messenger of Peace.

Her other honours include the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement, the French Legion of Honour, Medal of Tanzania, Japan's prestigious Kyoto Prize, the Benjamin Franklin Medal in Life Science, the Gandhi-King Award for Nonviolence and the Spanish Prince of Asturias Awards. She has received many tributes, honours, and awards from local governments, schools, institutions, and charities around the world.

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