Side Events Hosted by TFA 2020 Partners

Start date 14 May 2018 - 17 May 2018

Start time08.00 - 18.00
Organised by: TFA 2020 Partners
Location: Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City, Accra, Ghana

Contact respective the host for more information on how to register through links below.

14 May 2018  

 19.00 – 20.30  (By invitation only) ScaleShop: Harnessing Technologies to Accelerate the Forest Agenda, by World Economic Forum

This workshop is part of the 2018 ScaleShop Africa Series being organized by the Forum’s Sustainable and Impact Investing and Fourth Industrial Revolution Initiatives. This workshop will explore the transformative potential of these innovations to address the challenge of deforestation. It will bring together investors, enterprises, and other stakeholders to discuss how investing in innovation and technology while improving the support of government and intermediaries can help eliminate deforestation from commodity supply chains.

15 May 2018

18: 30 – 19:30 (Open to the public upon registration) Catalyzing Engagement with Mato Grosso’s Produce, Conserve, and Include (PCI) Strategy, by PCI and EDF

Event Description: Mato Grosso’s Produce, Conserve, and Include (PCI) strategy is making significant headway. Unifying government, civil society, companies, and investors the PCI aims to reduce deforestation, restore vegetation, increase agricultural production, and include smallholders and indigenous communities in low-emission rural development in the state of Mato Grosso. With policies and strategies in place to reduce deforestation, the PCI is now ready to engage with more companies to conserve the state’s forests while simultaneously promoting economic growth. During this side event, attendees will have the opportunity to learn about recent developments and about how they can participate in the PCI.

19:30 – 21:00  (By invitation only) “My Africa Dinner” by Conservation International


16 May 2018  

 18.00 – 19.30 (By invitation only) The Good Growth Partnership Panel discussion & networking reception, by CI, IFC, GEF, UNDP, UN Environment, WWF

Working across production, financing and demand, the Good Growth Partnership (GGP) convenes a wide range of stakeholders and initiatives to create lasting, transformative change throughout three key global commodity supply chains: soy, beef and palm oil, considered to be among the biggest drivers of tropical deforestation today. This ambitious effort aims to balance the needs of a growing global population with social and environmental responsibilities. This side event will consist of a short introduction on the GGP and a Davos-style panel discussion showcasing how the GGP´s integrated approach can accelerate progress towards deforestation-free supply chains, followed by questions and answers with the audience and cocktails. Panellists will represent government, private sector, civil society and possibly development partners from across the GGP countries and its commodities supply chain components (production, demand and finance)


17 May 2018  

13:00 – 15.00 (Open to the public, register here) Putting No Deforestation into Practice: the High Carbon Stock Approach, by HCSA Steering Group

After several years of implementing in many countries in Africa and Asia Pacific over millions of hectares, experience with using the HCS Approach to fulfill no deforestation commitments will be presented. Priorities for HCSA through to 2020 will be presented along with the case made on how the HCSA methodology can help TFA members meet 2020 no deforestation commitments. Challenges and opportunities will debated by a panel of implementation partners and parties on implementation in Africa, with smallholders and social requirements, across multiple commodities, at landscape and jurisdictional scale, and how long-term HCS and HCV forest conservation will be achieved. See


09.30 – 11:30  (Open to the public, register here) Paving the way: learning from Ghana’s FLEGT VPA process to help meet cocoa commitments, by Fern and Civic Response

This event will look at Ghana’s Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) process to tackle illegal logging, to see how such an approach could work for the cocoa sector.  Ghana’s VPA process has been widely-hailed for its success in reducing illegal logging, increasing tax revenues collected by the government, and increasing the flow of logging payments to local communities. Attendees will hear from the Ghanaian government and civil society representatives involved in the VPA process, describing how they have worked together to clear up illegality in the timber sector, and how they think a similar approach could work for cocoa. They will also hear from representatives from the cocoa industry and from European consumer countries, reflecting on how to take these ideas forward.


The Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 are not the organizers of the above field trips, events and activities and will waive any and all liability associated with these activities.

Side Events Hosted by TFA 2020 Partners

TFA 2020 Partners

14 May 2018 - 17 May 2018

Location: Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City, Accra, Ghana

Contact respective the host for more information on how to register through links below. 14 May 2018    19.00 – 20.30  […]