May 22-26, 2017
August 28 to September 1, 2017
A shared value platform for sustainable Ghanaian cocoa supply chains.
The private sector is increasingly aware that sustainable production and community development need to be at the core of corporate strategy and day-to-day operations. Based on the imperative that ‘true impact’ is only achieved through consensus, compromise and cooperation, Google Food Lab (GFL) and the International Trade Center (ITC) in collaboration with the Future Food Institute, the Business School Lausanne and the Googlers Give Global Leadership Program and with the support of Nestle, Barry Callebaut and the Food Inspiration Magazine, would like to join forces with companies to empower and connect the Ghanaian cocoa farmers through a shared value sustainable cocoa supply chain platform. The innovative and collaborative approach of this initiative aims to:
A three-day event of conferences aiming at raising awareness and sharing knowledge about three main topics: the current situation of cocoa farming practices in Ghana, the International Trade Centre (ITC) tools and tech solutions already available to include Ghanaian cocoa farmers in the supply chain.
A two-day hackathon gathering developers, economists, cocoa producers and experts in the sector to collaborate intensively on software innovation projects.
January 23rd – 24th – 25th
TRAINING OF TRAINERS & REPLICATION OF TRAININGS
A three-day event aiming at training – for free- cocoa producers representatives or producers’ coaches in the use of market analysis and sustainability related tools.