The Brussels Development Briefing no. 44 on “Promoting responsible and sustainable sourcing through Fair Trade” took place on 22 June 2016 from 9:00 to 13:00, at the ACP Secretariat in Brussels, Belgium.
This Briefings was co-organised by CTA, the European Commission / DEVCO, the ACP Secretariat, CONCORD and the Fair Trade Advocacy Office.
Highlights (available soon)
Introduction of the Briefing: Isolina Boto, Manager, CTA Brussels Office [video]
Introductory remarks: Viwanou Gnassounou, Assistant Secretary-General, ACP Secretariat [video]; Regis Meritan, European Commission/ EuropeAid [video]; Sergi Corbalán, Fair Trade Advocacy Office [video]; Michael Hailu Director of CTA [video]
Panel 1: Responsible value chains, sustainable sourcing and Fair Trade
This panel with provide an overview of sustainable sourcing from a development perspective and the positioning of Fair Trade.
Chair: Viwanou Gnassounou, Assistant Secretary-General, ACP Secretariat
Debate panel 1 [video]
Panel 2: Scaling up successes in sustainable sourcing and Fair Trade
This panel will look at specific examples of successful businesses and PPPs in support of sustainable sourcing.
Chair: Bernd Lange, Chairman of the International Trade Committee of the European Parliament [video]
– Fair Trade: a farmer’s led movement
Marike De Peña, Chair of Fairtrade International and Chair of the Latin American and Caribbean Network of Small Producer Organizations (CLAC) [presentation|video]
– Example of B2B sourcing in Fair Trade
Frank Okyere, Kuapa Kokoo environmental and extension manager Fairtrade programme, Ghana [presentation|video]
Charlotte Borger, Communications Director, Divine Chocolate, (UK) [presentation|video]
Debate panel 2 [video]
Concluding remarks: Fair Trade Advocacy Office, CTA [video]