Supporting young talents for a more sustainable future

 Human capital 

Port and city need to work together to provide career opportunities and facilities for local talents and students. In the case of Dakar (Senegal), the port and the city are working together with national institutions and NGOs in a new project to rehabilitate local middle-schools and reforest green spaces. However, providing schools is only part of the way. The work of young talents can be also a valuable resource for the port, as it is visible in the port of Helsinki (PDF). In the Finnish case, the master thesis of a young student will help the port to reduce the carbon footprint of its procurements. The research was done under the guidance of the port authority and the end result is a practical guide for assessing procurement processes, introducing a stronger sustainability perspective.

Port of Dakar, Port of Helsinki (PDF)

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