Fairtrade Foundation at the Labour Party Conference

Fairtrade women cocoa farmers

Fairtrade Foundation will host an event at this year’s Labour Party conference on how private sector partnerships can benefit women farmers and workers

Fairtrade Foundation and CARE International are hosting an event at this year’s Labour Party conference, which will bring together business, civil society and politicians to debate how private sector partnerships can deliver real benefits for women farmers and workers in the developing world.

Inclusive chocolate? How can private sector partnerships ensure women farmers and workers get a bigger chunk of the benefits?
Monday 22 September, 7.30–8.45pm
Global Development Hub, The Charter Gallery, Manchester Central

Attendees will learn how the Mondelez Cocoa Life programme enhances the role of women, hear how Fairtrade and NGOs ensure that businesses really do provide benefits to farmers and workers in the developing world, and find out what the Labour Party thinks about the roles of the private sector and civil society in global development.

Panel members:

Chair: Mike Gidney, Chief Executive, Fairtrade Foundation
Business speaker: Jonathan Horrell, Director of Sustainability, Mondelēz International
Politician: Alison McGovern MP, Shadow Minister for International Development
Civil society: Gerry Boyle, UK Senior Policy Advisor on Private Sector Engagement, CARE International