GCP-UNDP collaboration under Coffee Public-Private Task Force: new insights report

Last year, the Global Coffee Platform (GCP) and UNDP Green Commodities Programme have joined forces to support the efforts of the Coffee Public-Private Task Force and its ambitious Roadmap 2030 to transform the coffee sector.

Building on many years of work on coffee sustainability, the Coffee Public-Private Task Force was created in 2019 following a commitment from the International Coffee Council (ICC) and its secretariat, the International Coffee Organization (ICO) to increase public-private collaboration to achieve a prosperous, sustainable and inclusive coffee sector. Five Technical Workstreams were launched to create a Roadmap for 2030.

Offering their complementary strengths and in support of the shared vision, GCP and UNDP have been co-facilitating the Technical Workstream Forum on “Sector Transformation in Coffee Exporting Countries” since mid-2021. This group is a dynamic mix of leaders from key coffee exporting and importing countries, private sector companies, development partners, expert NGOs and coffee associations. The members of this Technical Workstream “Exporting Countries” have shared key learnings, hard truths and best practices from within and beyond the coffee sector, as well as proposed targets for multistakeholder dialogue and collaborative action.

To inspire learning and broader collective action, GCP and UNDP are pleased to share this insights report: it summarizes the rich discussions in 2021, along with the approved targets on building or strengthening multistakeholder platforms in coffee exporting countries as part of the 2030 Roadmap.

Follow-up with several interested coffee exporting countries is currently underway to explore opportunities and support co-creation of interventions at national level that build on and advance existing work and structures, in close collaboration with the ICO Secretariat, other Technical Workstreams and potential partners.