As the RSPO Secretariat continues to adapt to the COVID-19 situation globally while recognising the vital need to continue convening stakeholders, we are pleased to announce that RSPO will be hosting a Virtual Independent Smallholders Dialogue.

This event aims to be a platform gathering Independent Smallholder groups, as well as the companies and/or organisations that support them, to discuss and exchange experiences and key lessons learned during their certification journey. This presents an opportunity for RSPO as an international, multi-stakeholder membership organisation to exchange new ideas or innovations regarding the support and assistance that benefits smallholders globally.

Programme outline for both sessions:

– Welcome Note by Joseph D’Cruz, RSPO CEO

– Setting the Scene

– Sharing Session by Regional Representatives

19 April (Asia/Europ

Faridz Harith – PERTANIAGA (Malaysia)

Pak Ahmad Safri – Koperasi Produsen Mandiri Gaharu Seratus (Indonesia)

Jettana Insuwan – Sustainable Palm Oil Production (Thachana-Chaiya) Community Enterprise (Thailand)

26 April (LatAm/Africa)

Steven Lansana – Ngoyaï Gbaayegie Group (Sierra Leone)

Rosemary Addico – Solidaridad West Africa (Ghana)

Viviana Dueñas – Palmas del Cesar (Colombia)

Maricarmen López – Oleopalma (Mexico)

– Discussion and Exchanges with Panellists

          Part 1 – Exchange of lessons learnt/ recommendation – Independent Smallholder Standard

          Part 2 – Impact of PalmTrace / Credits trade / Business case

– Wrap-up and Closing Remarks


19 April 2022, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM MYT (GMT+8) – Asia and Europe (register here)

Interpretation available in English, Bahasa Indonesia, Malay, Thai

26 April 2022, 9:00 PM- 11:00 PM MYT (GMT+8) – Latin America and Africa (register here)

Interpretation available in English, Spanish, French

Simultaneous language interpretation will be provided accordingly.

For any questions or inquiries, please contact [email protected].

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