Subject: You're Invited: BACP End of Phase One Sharing and Learning Event

The International Finance Corporation and EcoAgriculture Partners cordially invite you to 
End of BACP Phase One Sharing and Learning Event: Supporting market transformation for biodiversity-friendly production in cocoa, palm oil and soy
The completion of BACP phase one presents the opportunity for a final, daylong capstone event to share, reflect, and adapt for future program implementation. The event aims to improve understanding of the program’s outputs and outcomes among leaders and stakeholders in agribusiness and sustainable land management. Participants will contribute to the next generation of ideas for programming to support market transformation in commodity agriculture.
Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014
International Finance Corporation
2121 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC, USA
Breakfast Networking Reception 8:30-9:00 am
Public Event (live webcast)
Welcome and Overview of BACP Program - 9:00 am
Bruce Wise, BACP Program Manager, IFC

Presentation of Program Outcomes and Achievements - 9:05 am
Lee Gross, EcoAgriculture Partners (BACP M&E Unit)

Moderated Panel Discussion - 9:15 - 10:45 am 
Panelists:
  • Bill Guyton, Executive Director, World Cocoa Foundation
  • Agustin Mascotena, Executive Director, Roundtable on Responsible Soy Association
  • TBD, Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil
Private Event for BACP Internal Stakeholders (with private tele- or web-conference option)
The remainder of the day is meant for dialogue on BACP market transformation strategies, lessons learned, and next steps.
Sessions will feature short presentations by select grantees followed by lively discussion of successes, challenges, and clear pathways to market transformation in each commodity. 

Palm Oil - 11:00 am

Lunch - 12:30 pm

Cocoa - 1:30 pm 

Soy - 3:00 pm

Synthesis and discussion of cross-commodity lessons - 4:30 pm

Wrap up - 5:15 pm

Evening Reception (nearby off-site) - 6:00 pm

Please RSVP
Can't join us in DC? Don't worry! While we encourage you to attend in person if possible, we also welcome contributions to the meeting via tele- or web-conference as well. Please click RSVP below to let us know how we should expect your participation.
Questions? Contact Lee Gross directly at lgross@ecoagriculture.org
, 1100 17th St NW, Washington DC, Washington DC 20036, United States
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