Agenda

Please note sessions and times may change. The evening meal is also being held at the Crystal and starts at 19.30.

Timings for the day Session
9.00 – 9.30Registration
9.30 – 9.45Welcome & introduction including rules
9.45 – 10.50Goal setting processes that lead to change
The ETP and IDH teams will look at how international sustainability frameworks, such as the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals impact on the tea industry and communities, and provide an overview on how current work programmes are contributing to progress against key targets. Reflections from Peter McAllister (Executive Director, Ethical Trading Initiative)
10.50 – 11.20The UNICEF - ETP Partnership
How are we doing in meeting our goals of improving the lives of 25,000 girls in Indian tea communities? With Satya Muniasamy (TGBL) and Vedprakash Gautam (UNICEF Assam)
11.20 - 11.40Break
11.40 – 12.30How can innovative finance solutions help the tea sector make progress against the sustainable development goals?
With Chris Isaac (AgDevCo), Anton Timpers (FMO), Jean-Marc Debricon (Alterfin), Sangwani Hara (Tea Association of Malawi), and Will Battle (J.D. Egberts)
12.30 - 13.30Lunch
13.30 - 14.30Interactive sessions (1 from 5)
  • How can we ensure that everyone in tea communities has access to nutritious food (SDG2.1). With Barbel Weiligman (GAIN) and Herbert Smorenburg (GAIN)

  • Successful approaches to climate change. With Richard Bond (Mars Drinks), Jane Nyambura (ETP), and Anurag Priyadarshi (TGBL)

  • What is meant by living income for smallholders and how can we measure it?
    With Kristin Komives (ISEAL Alliance) and Eberhard Krain (GIZ)

  • Can consumers help create a more sustainable value chain?
    With Sally Uren (Forum for the Future) and Ann-Marie Brouder (Forum for the Future)

  • Service delivery models for smallholders, learning from the coffee & cocoa sectors.
    With Judith Fraats (IDH) andWilliam Saab (NewForesight)

14.30 – 14.55Break
14.55 - 15.10Key points to progress from interactive sessions
15.10 – 16.00Achieving good livelihoods and quality of life: the role of living wage
With Britta Wyss Bisang (Utz Certified and Living Wage Alliance), Roshan Rajadurai (Chairman, Sri Lanka Tea Association), and Binesh Pananwala (Watawala Plantations)
16.00 - 17.00Small steps that lead to big change: The Roadmap for a Sustainable Indian Tea Industry.
With Ana Paula Tavares (Rainforest Alliance), Lee Byers (Fairtrade), Rachel Wilshaw (Oxfam) and Anurag Priyadarshi (TGBL).
17.00 - 17.15Wrap up and conclusions