Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Festival 2017: Cocoa Sustainability Challenge
|Starts:||10:00 4 Nov 2017|
|Ends:||12:00 4 Nov 2017|
|What is it:||Activity|
|Organiser:||School of Environment, Education and Development|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public, Post 16|
This interactive challenge aims to raise awareness regarding the complex challenges related to cocoa sustainability. The game asks groups of participants to develop a vision of a sustainable chocolate bar by taking on one of four roles in cocoa production networks: cocoa producers, a development organisation, a chocolate company or consumers.
Cards, posters and other interactive elements drawing on research conducted at the Global Development Institute, at The University of Manchester, will encourage the groups to think through what aspects of commercial, socio-economic and environmental sustainability are most important to their stakeholder. What is sustainability from a cocoa producer's perspective? How does that view differ from what consumers want their sustainable chocolate to be like?
In developing a ‘chocolate vision’ for their stakeholder, the groups also have to think about what certification scheme they consider to be most suitable for their sustainable chocolate bar given their stakeholder's priorities. External events such as community groups questioning the project’s gender sensitivity continually require reactions from all four stakeholder groups. At the end, they will be asked to negotiate with the other stakeholders to try and develop a 'unified vision' of the chocolate bar they are intending to produce.
Come along just as you are to travel along the whole cocoa value chain and back - have fun learning together about sustainability, chocolate, and much more (and there'll be some chocolate to taste, too)!
- This event is open to the public from 09:45. An identical event at same venue will take place at 14:00-16:00, open to the public from 13:00.
Travel and Contact Information
Manchester Museum, Egypt or Peoples of the World Discovery Centre