The world’s biggest conversation on tea sustainability takes place at the RADISSON BLU HOTEL, Nairobi on Wednesday 10th May 2017

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10.00-10.15Welcome & introduction including rules
10.15-11.15Overview Tea Africa initiatives – to hear different perspectives and updates on key initiatives in the tea sector in Africa

With Lerionka Tiampati (KTDA), David Knopp (Wood Foundation), Luke Potter (Gatsby Charitable Foundation), Sarah Roberts (ETP) and Jordy van Honk (IDH)
11.15-12.30The future of tea growing in East-Africa - to discuss challenges faced by the producers and buyers in the industry and the way forward for the African tea industry.

With Simon Hotchkin (Taylors of Harrogate), Arijit Mukherjee (Unilever), Alfred Njagi (KTDA), Chris Flowers (Camellia Plc), Sebastian Hobhouse (PGI Group), Rachel Wilshaw (Oxfam) and Sean de Cleene (AGRA)
13.30-14.30Break-out sessions

  1. The importance of good nutrition: how can you improve worker and smallholder health and productivity?

  2. Energy efficiency: why should it be top of your list?

  3. Sustainability of the smallholder sector – where next?

  4. The business case for gender – what is my role?

14.30-15.00Tea Break
15.00-15.15Feedback from break-out sessions
15.15-16.00Gender in tea supply chain approaches – to hear how challenges faced by women in the tea industry are addressed by industry players in collaboration with expert organizations.

With Winfridah Nyakwara (Unilever), Alberta Wambua (Gender Violence Recovery Centre)
16.00-16.45Landscape approaches: the case of the South West Mau Forest Landscape in Kenya - to share insights on the landscape approach.

With HE Frans Makken (Dutch Ambassador Kenya), Christian Lambrechts (Rhino Ark), Ken Odire (Unilever), Dr Lang’at (IDH)
16.45-17.15Wrap up and conclusions
Please note the agenda is subject to change