Women in Cocoa & Chocolate (WINCC) Forum

Women in Cocoa & Chocolate (WINCC) Forum

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Maritim Hotel Berlin

Stauffenbergstraße 26

10785 Berlin


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PLEASE NOTE: this event is ONLY ACCESSIBLE FOR WCC4 DELEGATES (you must be REGISTERED to attend the WCC4 conference)

Research shows that adding more women to any process results in improved innovation, teamwork, profits and overall positive impact. The cocoa sector is facing unprecedented challenges related to human rights, agronomy, responsible trade and climate change. Join us in Berlin during the World Cocoa Conference for a thought-provoking and engaging discussion about how adding more women to the mix, with a particular focus on the example of climate change, can help the sector face these challenges in innovative and powerful new ways.

Solidaridad and Mondelēz International with its Cocoa Life team are pleased to invite you on Monday evening 23 April, right after the last plenary session of the formal programme of the ICCO conference WCC4, between 18.00 and 21.00 hrs. The event will take place in the Berlin Room in the Maritim Hotel.


18.00 Welcome, drinks and bites
18.25 Opening and welcome word, Cathy Pieters - Mondelez International
18.30 Introduction of the theme, Boukje Theeuwes - Solidaridad
18.45 Keynote speaker, Andrew Bovarnick, Global Head of the Green Commodities Programme, UNDP
19.00 Inspirational speaker, Yaa Peprah Amekudzi, Director Cocoa Life Ghana, Mondelez International
19.15 Interactive group exercise and reflections
20.00 Wrap up of the evening Caroline Lubbers - Solidaridad and WINCC Ambassadors
20.15 Music, dance and drinks: networking time
21.00 End of the program

Mondelēz International is happy to support WINCC and has been part of its inception. As one of the world’s largest chocolate companies, Mondelēz International has a unique responsibility to help transform the livelihoods of cocoa farmers and their communities. With Cocoa Life, a holistic, third party verified cocoa sustainability program, the company ensures a sustainable future for chocolate. Empowering women has always been a part of Cocoa Life’s program design and Mondelēz International believes empowering women and increasing women’s agency in cocoa farming communities is a catalyst for change and drives faster community development.