Come and partake in a three-day event of conferences and hackathon aiming at raising awareness and sharing knowledge about three engaging topics:
- The current situation of cocoa international trade
- Farming practices in Ghana, the International Trade Centre (ITC) tools and
- 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.
- 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
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
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
Impact Hub Accra
F 393/4, Otswe Street
Osu Ako Adjei