Lecture of Dr. Jane Goodall: Leiden University Revisited: Celebration Fifty Years of Gombe Field Research in Tanzania in
In November 2010, the LEAD Programme organised a public lecture by Dr. Jane Goodall on Leiden University Revisited: Celebration Fifty Years of Gombe Field Research in Tanzania at the Gorlaeus Laboratory of the Faculty of Science, attracting more than 1.100 students and staff.
As an Honorary Member of the LEAD Programme since 1994, Dr. Goodall has inspired the LEAD mission to promote indigenous knowledge and bio-cultural diversity conservation in developing countries.
Back in 1994, Dr. Goodall introduced her world-wide programme of Roots and Shoots to the LEAD Programme, where new ways were explored to provide socio-economic and credit services to the local low-income groups living on the borders of the Gombe National Park. This idea has eventually pertained to the design and implementation of the Master Course in 2012 on Integrated Microfinance Management for Poverty Reduction and Empowerment in Indonesia in cooperation between the LEAD Programme and the Faculty of Economics and Business of Universitas Padjadjaran in Bandung, Indonesia.