ISM-Event on Gender and Living Income

On Sunday, January 28, 2024, the German Initiative on Sustainable Cocoa will host an event on "Together towards a Living Income - Gender-sensitive approaches for the cocoa value chain" from 01:30 PM to 3:30 PM at the ISM, the world's largest trade fair for confectionery and snacks in Cologne.

Es sprachen Jiselle Steele, Leticia Yankey und Nana Kwasi-Barning Ackah (Mitte, von links nach rechts). Die Veranstaltung wurde von Dr. Ariane Hildebrandt (rechts), Abteilungsleiterin im Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (BMZ), eröffnet. Das Schlusswort wurde von Dr. Artur Ickstadt (links), Referatsleiter im Bundesministerium für Ernährung und Landwirtschaft (BMEL), gehalten.

The discussion will focus on the significance of Individual Goal 7 (Gender Equality) of GISCO for the implementation of Individual Goal 1 (Living Income).  We invite you to participate in this exchange on the potential of women in the cocoa sector and gender-sensitive strategies to achieve a living income. The contributions will highlight how gender-sensitive approaches in the cocoa value chain can make a significant contribution to achieving these goals. The ISM event marks the beginning of our two-year theme, "Inclusive Living Income Strategies”.

After the event, there will be a reception in the southern foyer of the Congress-Centrum-East. We warmly invite you to continue the exchange with other guests there. Please inform us of your attendance when registering.

You can find the provisional program for the event here. The event will be held in person in German and English. There will be simultaneous translation into both languages.

For better planning, we kindly request you to register in advance for the event.