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RSPO Africa Roadshow 2017

RSPO Africa Roadshow 2017

Venue: Mensvic Hotel, Accra, Ghana

Date: 9th October 2017


The RSPO will be organising the Africa Roadshow on 9th October 2017 in Accra, Ghana to engage and update the stakeholders in the region on the developments and progress of RSPO.


This roadshow agenda will highlight the recent developments such as the Supply Chain Certification Standards, P&C Certification, and Palm Trace. In addition to these, the new strategies and initiatives to accelerate the inclusion of smallholders in the sustainable palm oil supply chain will also be discussed.


We encourage all members to attend the roadshow as the event will also provide the opportunity for stakeholders to engage with the RSPO and raise concerns from the region.


To participate in this event, please contact the RSPO Technical Manager for Africa at elikplim.dziwornu@rspo.org


The agenda of the roadshow is available below.

Time Activity Resource Person
08:00 Registration  
09:00 Welcome remarks

Salahudin Yaacob

RSPO Technical Director

09:10 Overview of RSPO in Africa

Elikplim Agbitor

RSPO Technical Manager – Africa

09:40 Updates on revised RSPO Certification Systems (P & C and Supply Chain)

Salahudin Yaacob


Cocoa Break

10:55 Smallholder Strategy & Smallholder Hub

Julia Majail

RSPO Associate Director (Technical)

Smallholder Academy

Joke Aerts


11: 50 Updates on revised RSPO Supply Chain Certification Standard

Ashwin Selvaraj

RSPO Technical Manager – Europe


Lunch Break

13:45 RSPO PalmTrace Ashwin Selvaraj
14:15 Benefits of certification

Certified RSPO Member (TBC)

14:30 Updates on recent BoG Resolutions

Julia Majail



  • RT 15


Elikplim Agbitor

  • P & C Review public consultations

Bilge Daldeniz

Programme Director - Proforest


Cocoa Break


Parallel Sessions:

  1. Open Forum


Salahudin, Julia, Ashwin, Eli

  1. Smallholder Academy side meeting

Joke Aerts & Rosemary Addico

16:25 Closing Remarks

Salahudin Yaacob