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.
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.Learn More
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
of students in STEM are men
of jobs require digital skills
of workers have low or no digital skills
7 out of 8
workers lack essential green skills
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.
DP World is actively engaging young tech innovators to address global trade challenges through educational initiatives. The "Big Tech Project" encourages students from leading universities in the UK and India to develop technology-based solutions for optimising global supply chains. The program involves designing prototypes under the guidance of mentors, and winners receive internships, laptops, and cash prizes. DP World is also expanding its technology centres globally, with recent establishments in Bengaluru and Hyderabad in India.
In another initiative, DP World is fostering the capabilities of British and international coders, developers, and engineers to drive the future of the UK. The company has formed a diverse global team with expertise in AI, blockchain, and full-stack development. Notable technology solutions, like CARGOES IoT+'s Digital Twin, showcase the talent attracted by DP World.
Additionally, DP World is committed to promoting environmental education and conservation. Efforts include educational programs in Yarimca, Turkey, focusing on reducing plastic waste by educating children and raising awareness among colleagues. In Callao, Peru, DP World published a children's book, "Ecocuento," written and illustrated by employees and their families, emphasising environmental care.
Moreover, DP World facilitates university and school programmes, offering various engagement opportunities for students, including tours, career talks, workshops, webinars, and hackathons. The company's commitment to sustainability and community involvement is evident in projects like the "Mind Your Waste" initiative in Yarimca, Turkey, promoting environmentally friendly practices within the communities where DP World operates.
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.
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