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RSPO will be organising an RSPO Open Day on 28 & 30 September 2015 in Accra, Ghana, for RSPO members and other interested parties to obtain the latest information and updates on RSPO certification as well as to meet and interact with RSPO staff. The event will be held in conjunction with the Africa Sustainable Palm Oil Forum (29 September 2015), organised by Solidaridad West Africa and Proforest, with the support of RSPO. The Forum brings together oil palm growers, civil society, financial institutions, development partners, governments and key experts to share knowledge and experiences on the theme Sustainable Palm Oil in Africa: Getting it Right from the Start.
For more information on the RSPO Open Day and Africa Sustainable Palm Oil Forum, please download the event flyer here. The event will be held at La Palm Royal Beach Resort, La Bypass, Labadi Beach, Accra.
To register for the RSPO Open Day, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. There are no participation fees but registration is required by 11th September 2015.
RSPO OPEN DAY 1 | 28 SEPTEMBER 2015
8.30am - 9.00am
9.00am - 1.00pm
NPP update Public Consultation
Session to obtain feedback on the updated RSPO New Plantings Procedure (NPP) from stakeholders as part of the public consultation process
1.00pm - 2.00pm
2.00pm - 5.00pm
PARALLEL SESSION 1:
RSPO Compensations and Remediation Procedure
PARALLEL SESSION 2"
RSPO Complaints System
Session to introduce the RSPO Remediation & Compensation Procedures related to Land Clearance without Prior HCV Assessment and to obtain feedback from stakeholders.
Session to share information on the RSPO Complaints System and Disputes Settlement Facility to develop an Integrated Complaints System and to obtain feedback from African stakeholders on a local complaints mechanism
RSPO OPEN DAY 2 | 30 SEPTEMBER 2015
9.00am - 12.30pm
RSPO PalmGHG calculator and GHG assessment procedure for new plantings
PARALLEL SESSION 2:
Smallholder certification and RSPO Smallholder Support Fund (RSSF)
Session will focus on the usage of the PalmGHG calculator and the requirements under C5.6 and C7.8 of the RSPO P&C 2013 as well as any relevant updates
Session will be dedicated to socialize the new RSPO Group Certification Document and to present information and updates on the RSSF
12.30pm - 1.30pm