Webinar on Bananas, Business and Gender - Making company risk-based due diligence work for women in the banana supply chain


The Task Force on Gender Equity (GE-TF) will be holding its final webinar for 2021 on Tuesday, 23 November from 16:00 - 18:00 CET, which will focus on how company risk-based due diligence can support women in the banana supply chain. To register, click here.

The webinar aims to increase understanding on the challenges and opportunities of social and environmental due diligence legislations and frameworks for fostering gender equity in global banana supply chains.

The agenda can be found below:

WEBINAR: Bananas, Business and Gender - Making company risk-based due diligence work for women in the banana supply chain

16.00 – 16.05: Welcome by the WBF Secretariat

16.05 – 16.10: Introduction by the Chairperson, Camila Reinhardt Hurtado, FAO

16.10 – 17.00: Presentation from panelists

  • Tomislav Ivancic, Advisor on Responsible Business and Investment / Erica Carvell, Juinor Policy Specialist on Responsible Business Conduct, FAO:

A presentation on the OECD-FAO Guidance for Responsible Agricultural Supply Chains, its risk and due diligence framework, and how to integrate a gender perspective.

  • Teresa Hoffmann, Policy Advisor Fair Trade & Sustainable Economies, Brot fuer die Welt:

A look at the discussions on supply chain due diligence legislations from a civil society perspective and how to take gender justice into account.

  • Christelle Lasme, Group Sustainability Manager, Compagnie Fruitière:

Insights on how European due diligence requirements can impact banana producer efforts to address human rights risks and gender inequalities in their own operations.

  • Vivian Rangel Castelblanco, Technical Advisor for INCAS Global+ Project, GIZ Colombia

Understanding the importance of comprehensive gender studies for supporting sustainability efforts in global banana supply chains.

17.00 – 17.20: Questions for panelists

17.20 - 17.55: Discussion between participants 

17.55 - 18.00: Conclusions and final remarks

For further information, please contact the WBF Secretariat, [email protected], with copy to Camila Reinhardt Hurtado, [email protected].