The Jane Goodall Institute Belgium
Time Commitment: 2-4 days a month
Dr. Jane Goodall first set foot in what is now known as Gombe Stream National Park in 1960 when she launched her pioneering research with wild chimpanzees. She was only 26 years old. Her research project was unlike any other and has taught us so much about our closest cousins in the animal kingdom.
In the 1980s, rampant deforestation and its effects on the chimpanzees led to the chimpanzee numbers declining in Africa. This compelled Jane to broaden her research focus to include conservation. Knowing that local communities are key to protecting chimpanzees, she redefined traditional conservation with an approach that recognises the central role people play in the well-being of animals and habitat.
In 1991, when a group of young people confided their own deep concerns, she invited them to co-found Roots & Shoots, a program at work with young people in 100 countries to foster the informed generation of conservation leaders our world so urgently needs.
JGI Belgium was established with a vision of a healthy planet where people make compassionate choices to live sustainably and in harmony with each other, the environment and other animals. JGI Belgium delivers this vision through;
Their Board meets four times a year and is made up of people with experience of the commercial sector, communications, animal ethics and education who are passionate about all living things and the environment. They are looking to broaden their skill set at Board level to include those with experience of fundraising, finance & governance, sales & marketing, membership, legal, education and experience of NGOs.
In the future they would like to develop greater interest in and recognition of the JGI Belgium brand, develop our fundraising activities and create new income streams. With motivated, engaged individuals with these skills and experiences, they will look to scale up our activity and maximise their impact in Belgium and further afield.
If you would like an informal conversation about the Board member role and to learn more about JGI Belgium you can contact Grant Taylor on +44 7958 690184 and email@example.com or Jennifer Horan on + 44 7519 070497 and firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information and to apply, please visit the Jane Goodall Institute Belgium microsite:
Closing date is Monday 18th of February 2019.