Vision and Mission of JGI

Founded by renowned primatologist Jane Goodall, the Jane Goodall Institute is a global nonprofit that empowers people to make a difference for all living things. Our work builds on Dr. Goodall’s scientific work and her humanitarian vision.

Vision of the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI)

A healthy planet where people live sustainably and in harmony with animals and a shared environment.

Mission of JGI

Understand and protect chimpanzees, other great apes and their habitats, and inspire and empower people to take action to make the world a better place for animals, people, and the environment.

JGI in Singapore

The Jane Goodall Institute (Singapore) aims to nurture the next generation of ‘Jane Goodalls’ in Singapore. We believe that knowledge & compassion lead to action, and that everyone can make a difference through our own actions. That’s why our programmes focus on empowering & inspiring people to take action to help us live sustainably and in harmony with animals and a shared environment.

JGIS key programmes:

  1. Sharing about Dr Jane’s life & philosophy
  2. Roots & Shoots programme and Eco-literacy lessons for youths & young adults
  3. Raffles’ Banded Langurs conservation: Citizen science population survey
  4. Long-tailed macaques conservation: Monkey Walks and Monkey Guards
  5. Public lectures and events

Board of Directors & Advisory Councils

Tay Kae Fong

Andie Ang

Steve Early

Richard Hartung

Immediate Past President
Tan Beng Chiak

Board Members
Vilma D’Rozario
Kyra Zhao
Jo-Hsuan Teo
Shilpak Mahadkar
Dickson Seow
Soumoditya Dey

Primate Committee
Jayasri Lakshminarayanan
Andie Ang
Sabrina Jabbar
Amanda Tan
Michael Gumert

Roots & Shoots Committee
Shawn Lum
Tan Beng Chiak
Vilma D’Rosario
Goh Pei Shuan
Richard Hartung

Fundraising Advisory Council
Kirtida Mekani
Guan Jun Wu

Planning team
Iris Ng
Yu ZhiQi
Lavanya Ramanujan
Shirlene Goh
Megan Edlin
Larissa Milo-Dale
Karina Wong