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ADVANCING RESILIENT AND SUSTAINABLE COCONUT SUPPLY IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

Seventh Sustainable Coconut Roundtable

 

November 25, 2022

IN-PERSON EVENT

The Peninsular Manila, Makati City, Philippines 

USAID Green Invest Asia, GIZ, and Sustainable Coconut Steering Committee (SCSC) will convene the 7th Sustainable Coconut Roundtable on November 25, 2022 in-person in Makati City, Philippines, with the theme “Advancing Resilient and Sustainable Coconut Supply in Southeast Asia”. The roundtable, to be held on the sidelines of a Philippine Coconut Alliance meeting, convenes stakeholders actively involved in coconut supply chains with shared interests in sourcing and capturing investment opportunities in sustainable coconut and coconut oil value chains. The event includes plenary and group discussions, working group meetings, and networking opportunities. 

 

There will be updates on the formalization of the sustainable coconut roundtable platform and Public Private Partnerships, a pre-competitive collaboration among multinational corporations and GIZ, followed by panel discussions on advancing coconut sustainability in the Philippines as well as farmer perspectives on intercropping, diversification, and regenerative practices. A more detailed agenda will be released closer to the event date.

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For more information, please contact rchaiyosaeng@pactworld.org

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Read about the most recent roundtable here.

PRESENTATION

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AGENDA

 

08:30 – 09:00

Registration

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09:00 – 09:05

Opening of Roundtable/Introduction

Christy Owen

Chief of Party,

USAID Green Invest Asia

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09:05 – 09:20

Opening Remarks

Domingo F. Panganiban

Senior Undersecretary

Department of Agriculture

Seng Bee Ng

Sustainable Multi-oils Manager

AAK

Brad Arsenault

Resilient Ecosystems Team Lead, Regional Environment Office

USAID/Regional Development Mission for Asia

 

Cornelia Skokov

Chief Advisor, Coconut Alliance for Sustainable Coconut Production in the Philippines

GIZ

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09:20 – 09:40

Presentation:

Update on the Formalization of the Sustainable Coconut Roundtable Platform

Update signatory members with the progress of developing a defined system to support sustainable coconut sourcing.

Nicolas Ronderos

Manager Collaborations

BSR

 

Gregory Bardies

Executive Director

Sustainable Coconut Platform 

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09:40 - 09:50

Q&A

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09:50 – 10:20

Presentation:

Advancing Coconut Sustainability in the Philippines

Brief overview of coconut production in the Philippines and government policies and support for strengthening the sector

Bernie Ferrer Cruz

Administrator

Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA)

 

Daryll Delgado

Senior Director, Research and Stakeholder Engagement

Verite Southeast Asia (VSEA)

 

Carlos Penera

Consultant

Rainforest Alliance

 

Moderator:

Kerstin Linne

Green Line Consulting

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10:20 – 10:30

Q&A

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10:30 - 11:00

Networking and Coffee break

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11:00 - 11:30

From the Farm:

Farmer perspective on Intercropping, Diversification, and Regenerative Practices on Coconut Farms

Leonardo Aquino

Chairperson

Small Coconut Farmers Organization - Alabel  

Victoria Motril

Owner

V. Motril Farms

Jesus Dignadice

Owner

JDE Farm

 

Moderator:

Kerstin Linne

Green Line Consulting

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11:30 - 11:40

Q&A

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11:40 – 13:15

Networking and Lunch break

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13:15 – 13:30

Presentation:

Sustainability in Action: Pre-competitive Collaboration on Sustainable Coconut in the Philippines – Public Private Partnership

Matthias Radek

Advisor Competence Center Food Security and Rural Development

GIZ Germany

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13:30 – 13:40

Q&A

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13:40 – 13:50

Transition to break out groups

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13:50 – 15:30

Group discussions:

on topics for impact programs and/or working groups for the Sustainable Coconut Platform

Group discussions on topics for impact programs and/or working groups for the Sustainable Coconut Platform.

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15:30 - 15:50

Networking and Coffee break

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15:50 - 16:00

Transition back to plenary

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16:00 - 16:45

Reports from the breakout groups

Moderator:

Christy Owen

Chief of Party

USAID Green Invest Asia

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16:45 - 17:00

Closing

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17:00 – 19:00

Network and cocktail reception co-hosted by AAK

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SPEAKERS

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Seng Bee Ng

Sustainable Multi-oils Manager

AAK

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Brad Arsenault

Resilient Ecosystems Team Lead, Regional Environment Office

USAID/Regional Development Mission for Asia

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Cornelia Skokov

Chief Advisor, Coconut Alliance for Sustainable Coconut Production in the Philippines

GIZ

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Nicolas Ronderos

Manager Collaborations

BSR

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Gregory Bardies

Executive Director

Sustainable Coconut Platform 

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Daryll Delgado

Senior Director

Research and Stakeholder Engagement

Verite Southeast Asia (VSEA)

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Carlos Penera

Consultant

Rainforest Alliance

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Matthias Radek

Advisor Competence Center Food Security and Rural Development

GIZ Germany

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Moderator:

Kerstin Linne

Green Line Consulting

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Moderator:

Christy Owen

Chief of Party

USAID Green Invest Asia