The Cocoa & Forest: Knowledge Exchange Program (C&F) was organized by Kinomé, a social business with 16 years expertise, to deliver on the technical aspects of this work, and a lead consultant Wendy Arenas (founder of Alisos), a social scientist which coordinates the Cocoa & Peace Initiative in Colombia, to conduct capacity building activities for knowledge exchange and enhance coordination. The combination of these two areas of expertise provided both the learning techniques and technical contents to ensure knowledge exchange and adoption. The Program was supported by the World Bank, specifically the Forest Carbon Partnership Facility, which is joining the global efforts of preserving forests and improving livelihoods through a project that aims to explore public-private collaboration opportunities with relevant networks and to develop topical deep dives and knowledge products to inform private sector strategies and facilitate effective on-the-ground actions in selected jurisdictions. This Program represented a window of opportunity to facilitate and solidify the dialogue between Africa and LATAC within the different stakeholders of the cocoa value chain and interested organizations belonging to the six participating countries: Colombia, Peru, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Ghana and Ivory Coast. It concluded with the creation of a Global Community of Knowledge and Practice for a Sustainable Cocoa.
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