Ghanaian Cocoa - A Road Beyond Fair?
Is Cocoa fair?
The Netherlands is the main importer of cocoa, and 85% of the beans come from West Africa, after which it then truly starts to be processed and its significant value addition begins.
How fair is fair trade? Can you be part of paving new pathways of creating more equity and value in Ghana to such a globally indispensable product, chocolate! And which role can the African Diaspora play in such investments and partnerships? We have already started on this path.
Join us on the 25th of November, in Wageningen for a half day of networking and multi-stakeholder practical session where the first steps of this desired change will be initiated.
Places are limited, so please register here:
Together, Robin Bukenya, Project Coordinator at Africa in Motion and Domenico Dentoni, Associate Professor, Business Management & Organization group at Wageningen University, and a source in systems-thinking tools, have initiated a project to actively set new examples of how to add value to the cocoa value chain in Ghana and the Netherlands (Europe) also incorporating the expertise and networks of African Diaspora.
They believe and have experienced that through action and example(s) such change for more equitable trade can be achieved. They therefore reach out to all relevant and active stakeholders in the cocoa value chain in Ghana and the Netherlands. This includes African Diaspora and Dutch entrepreneurs but also all decision-makers across the private and public sectors.
At the Wageningen University we will host a half day long networking and multi-stakeholder practical session where the first steps of this desired change will be initiated. We have at our disposal all University resources, research and networks of expertise. Furthermore, the networks of Africa in Motion and its current and past projects serve as a examples and a foundation to build upon. A similar event will simultaneously be hosted in Ghana with relevant stakeholders across sectors after which a process of collaboration and joint-action will ensue. The aim is that we offer the space and networks for the (entrepreneurial) example of change that YOU will define in group(s) to be realised.
Date: 25 November
Location: Starthub Wageningen, Droevendaalsesteeg 4 (Atlas building)
|An interactive session in thematic groups guided by systems-thinking tool towards desired change facilitated by Robin Bukenya and Domenico Dentoni|
Plenary discussion facilitated by Robin Bukenya and Domenico Dentoni