The Global Coffee Platform and UNDP Green Commodities Program 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 sustainability in the coffee sector, 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.
This Taskforce builds on both the ICO intergovernmental structure as well as the established networks of the World Coffee Producers Forum, Global Coffee Platform and the Sustainable Coffee Challenge. It is comprised of coffee producing and consuming countries, industry representatives, the Global Coffee Platform and the Sustainable Coffee Challenge, and observers.
Building on 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.
During six interactive sessions so far, the members of the 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 be added to the Roadmap for 2030.
As next steps, GCP and UNDP will be sharing an insights report summarizing the rich discussions so far, along with the recently approved targets on building or strengthening multistakeholder platforms in coffee exporting countries as part of the Roadmap. Importantly, follow-up with interested coffee exporting countries is underway, in close collaboration with the ICO Secretariat, other Technical Workstreams and potential partners.
If you are interested in finding out more in the meantime, please contact your GCP Secretariat.