The CHOCOTHON initiative Accra 18-23 January 2017

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Come and partake in a three-day event of conferences and hackathon aiming at raising awareness and sharing knowledge about three engaging topics:

  1. The current situation of cocoa international trade
  2.  Farming practices in Ghana, the International Trade Centre (ITC) tools and
  3. Tech solutions already available to include Ghanaian cocoa farmers in the supply chain.

Cocoa is a commodity that is linked to significant environmental and social sustainability challenges that could ultimately lead to disruption of global supply. These issues cannot be solved by any one company or other stakeholder in the cocoa value chain alone. The CHOCOTHON initiative in Ghana aims to empower and connect cocoa farmers and create new opportunities for them and other value chain stakeholders in cocoa production and to reduce supply disruption risks.

The CHOCOTHON initiative in Ghana aims to empower and connect cocoa farmers and create new opportunities for them and other value chain stakeholders in cocoa production and to reduce supply disruption risks.

Based on the imperative that ‘true impact’ is only achieved through consensus, compromise and cooperation, this initiative is based on a partnership between the Trade for Sustainable Development (T4SD) project of the International Trade Centre (ITC), the Google Food Lab (GFL), Business School Lausanne (BSL ), Future Food Institute and the Crowdfooding platform. The knowledge partners are Googlers Give Global Leadership Program, Google Accra, Nestlé and Barry Callebaut and the Media partners: Food Inspiration and Food Tech Connect

 

WHERE: IMPACT HUB – Accra, Ghana

JANUARY 18th: “Current Situation of Cocoa Farming Practices in Ghana” and “Sustainable Market Requirements for Ghanaian Cocoa from the Buyer Perspective”.

JANUARY 19th: Trade for Sustainable Development (T4SD) from the International Trade Centre (ITC) delivers the Training of Trainers (ToT) on the use of tools applied to international markets and sustainability in the cocoa sector in Ghana.

JANUARY 20th: Tech solutions already available to include Ghanaian cocoa farmers in the supply chain.

  1. CONNECT STAKEHOLDERS – HACKATHON

A two-day hackathon gathering developers, economists, cocoa producers and experts in the sector to collaborate intensively on software innovation projects.

WHERE: IMPACT HUB – Accra, Ghana

JANUARY 21st

9:00 – 10:00 OPENING WELCOME DESK (registration / distribution hack-kit / breakfast / networking)

10:00 – 11:00 INTRO SPEECH: FRAMING THE ISSUE // WARM UP! // PRESENTATION OF EVENT AGENDA AND GOALS

11:00 – 13:30 LET’S HACK! BEGINNING OF WORK // TEAM FORMATION

13:30 – 14:30 LUNCH

14:30 – 18:00 TEAMWORK

18:00 – 19:00 FIRST PITCH: RESUME GROUP WORK

19:00 – 20:30 DINNER

JANUARY 22nd

9:00 – 9:30 BREAKFAST & NETWORKING

9:30 – 10:00 GUESTS’ SPEECH

10:00 – 13:00 TEAMWORK

13:00 – 13:30 FINALIZE THE PROJECT

13:30 – 14:00 LUNCH

14:00 – 16:30 FINAL PITCH

16:30 AWARD CEREMONY

III. EMPOWER PRODUCERS – TRAINING OF TRAINERS & REPLICATION OF TRAININGS

WHERE: Kumasi, Ghana – EXACT LOCATION TBD

JANUARY 23rd – 24th – 25th

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.

REGISTRATION OPTIONS (TICKET OPTIONS)

January 18th – I.SHARE KNOWLEDGE

January 19th – I. SHARE KNOWLEDGE

January 20th – I. SHARE KNOWLEDGE

January 21st-22nd – II.CONNECT STAKEHOLDERS – HACKATHON

January 23rd-24th-25th – III. EMPOWER PRODUCERS

 

Check out the event web site http://chocothon.com/

This is a FREE EVENT

Location

LOCATION

Impact Hub Accra

F 393/4, Otswe Street

Osu Ako Adjei

Accra

Ghana

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