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A Dialogue on Child Labor in West African Cocoa
Over 20 years has passed since multinational chocolate companies signed the Harkin-Engle protocol, pledging to eradicate child labor in their supply chains. Today, the problem persists, despite significant investments. Why has progress been so limited and taken so long? Are there any "missing links" in industry conversations and remediation efforts? Join FCIA for a discussion with leading child labor experts and contemporary cocoa farmers, moderated by Dr. Kristy Leissle.
Our featured panelists are Kwabena Assan Mends, founder of Emfed Farms, Dr Amanda Berlan, a social anthropologist by training, with a particular focus on cocoa and the chocolate industry and Leonard Agyemen, a PhD candidate at the Akrofi-Christaller Institute of Theology, Mission, and Culture in Akropong-Akuapem.