Education

Our dedication is to inspire and engage the youth by providing them with equitable access to education, skills for the future, and exposure to industry through work experiences and internships. DP World's education strategy aims to reach 1.5 million students by 2030.

DP WORLD'S GLOBAL EDUCATION PLATFORM

Our new Global Education Platform underscores our dedication to leveraging our reach and experience to address the skills shortage and helping youth prepare for the changing workplace.

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WHY EDUCATION?

We believe everyone should have access to quality education and training, irrespective of their gender, and we want to open up our industry and help remove the barriers preventing girls and women into careers in this sector. More and more, DP World is working in regions where education and future skills are a concern. We believe that never has the education of girls been so important, and that the youth of today will build the future of tomorrow.

EXTENT OF GLOBAL ISSUES

65%

of students in STEM are men

92%

of jobs require digital skills

33%

of workers have low or no digital skills

7 out of 8

workers lack essential green skills

OUR INITIATIVES

US$ 8.7m

Invested in global education projects

255,828

Women and girls supported through our community projects

US$ 11.8m

spent on people training and development

GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS

Jane Goodall Institute Roots and Shoots Programme

We are working with the Jane Goodall Institute to develop DP World-branded education resources that will be distributed across their Roots and Shoots programmes around the world.

In the course of this collaboration, we have accomplished the following:

  • Engaged 188,000 young people in online campaigns and activities.
  • Supported more than 534 R&S groups spanning 43 countries.
  • Involved over 600 teachers.
  • Planted in excess of 44,000 indigenous trees within communities.
IMPACT AT A LOCAL LEVEL

GENDER EQUALITY LENS

To ensure our community programs are supportive of girls and women as well as boys and men, we use our Gender Equality Lens. Sustainability Champions across regions are trained to apply a gender lens to all projects being supported to ensure we have an equal split of males and females benefiting from our programmes. We have identified the following 2030 goals to ensure females are a key beneficiary of our community strategy: 1 million girls and women will be supported by our community investment programmes and 100,000 hours of employee volunteering dedicated to women empowerment activities.

MEASURING AGAINST THE SDGs

DP World's education initiatives strongly align with UN SDGs 4 and 5

SDG 4: Quality Education

Alongside the addition of DP World’s Education Platform, our Big Tech Project engages students from leading universities in the UAE and India, fostering innovation in technology-based solutions for global supply chains.

SDG 5: Gender Equality

DP World promotes gender equality through technology education, cultivating a diverse team of coders and engineers. Initiatives break gender stereotypes and include partnerships like The Maiden Factor's world tour championing girls' education.

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

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