The objective of the high-level conference was to take stock of the dialogue in Ghana on each of the topics covered during the roundtable discussions, and to draw conclusions on the way forward (i) to foster progress in the elimination of child labour, (ii) to enhance the protection and restoration of the forests, (iii) to improve the coordination of initiatives supporting the sector and (iv) to ensure a living income for the cocoa farmers.
- Moderator Viwanou Gnassounou, former Assistant Secretary-General OACPS
- Welcoming remarks - H.E Diana Acconcia, European Ambassador to Ghana
- Statement by Mrs. Jutta Urpilainen, European Commissioner for International Partnerships
- Statement by Hon. Samuel A. Jinapor Hon. Minister of Lands and Natural Resources (Ghana)
- Hon. Joseph Baahen Aidoo, Chief Executive officer, COCOBOD
- HE Ron Strikker, Ambassador of the Netherlands to Ghana
- Mr. Alex Arnaud Assanwo, Executive Secretary Cote d'Ivoire-Ghana Cocoa Initiative
- Mr. Chris Vincent, Acting President, World Cocoa Fooundation (WCF)
- Mrs. Sandra Kwabea Sarkwah, Chairperson, Ghana Civil Society Cocoa Platform
- Mrs. Leticia Yankey, Founder Cocoa Mmaa
- Mr. Michel Arrion, Executive Director, International Cocoa Organisation (ICCO)
- BBC video: From chocolate to gold: How Ghana's illegal mining industry is threatening to drive up the price of chocolate.
- 10/04/2021. BBC Business. Ghana's farmers eye sweet success from chocolate - By Ijeoma Ndukwe
- The Ghana Federation of Forest and Farm Producers, an FAO partner in Ghana is building strong and viable green value chains. This link provides the GhaFFaP 10year road map for building strong green and economically viable value chains including cocoa. See also GhaFFap Green Market