Mission of JGI

Mission of the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI)

Mission of the Jane Goodall Institute (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. Specifically, we seek to:

  • Create a worldwide network of young people who have learned to care deeply for their human community, for all animals and for the environment, and who will take responsible action to care for them
  • Improve global understanding and treatment of great apes through research, public education and advocacy
  • Contribute to the preservation of great apes and their habitats by combining conservation with education and promotion of sustainable livelihoods in local communities

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 for the local environment, animals, and community.
JGIS key programmes:

  1. Sharing about Dr Jane’s life & philosophy
  2. Roots & Shoots service learning programme
  3. Environmental education through our Eco-literacy Classes for Secondary schools
  4. Monkey Walks Talks on key environment-animals-community issues in Singapore

Board of Directors & Advisory Councils


Tay Kae Fong


Steve Early


Richard Hartung

Immediate Past President

Tan Beng Chiak

Board Members

Vilma D’Rozario

Andie Ang

Kyra Zhao

Jo-Hsuan Teo

Kate Thome

Linda Ruck

Shilpak Mahadkar

Primate Advisory Council

Jayasri Lakshminarayanan

Andie Ang

Michael Gumert

Amanda Tan

Sabrina Jabbar

Roots & Shoots Advisory Council

Shawn Lum

Tan Beng Chiak

Vilma D’Rosario

Fundraising Advisory Council

Kirtida Mekani

Guan Jun Wu

Planning team

Iris Ng

Yu ZhiQi

Lavanya Ramanujan

Goh Pei Shuan

Shirlene Goh

Linda Latuta

Megan Edlin