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Hervé Le Gal, délégué général d’Ingalan nous présente le travail de cette ONG bretonne engagée dans la promotion et le développement du commerce équitable. La région Bretagne les a chargé de travailler à la valorisation du coton bio dans les pays producteurs d’Afrique occidentale et de chercher à amener les acteurs économiques bretons, principalement des PME, à entrer dans le programme.Au cours de ce bref entretien, il nous explique ce qu’il attend de sa participation au congrès.
If you think now of the WTO round in Marakech or an judicial proceeding, you’re wrong! The Marrakech process is a 10 years global framework for action on sustainable consumption and production. In session 35 of the WOCO09 Mrs. Eveline Venanzoni, representing the Swiss Federal office for the Environment FOEN in the Marrakech task force for sustainable public procurement, explained the participative Marrakech process and it’s different stages starting with the conference in Rio in 2002. A famous outcome of this conference is the so called “agenda 21”.
Unfortunately not much people are familiar with the Marakech process due to laking PR. But a ten years plan to bring production and consumption in a vary of aspects towards more sustainability can be commented by all interested people. Just click on the link and find the draft paper at http://www.unep.fr/scp/Marrakech/
Andy Salm moderated the closing session of day1 of the WCOC09, reporting back in plenary ‘results, news and secrets of the day’. The story telling process used for this session, as well as the other facilitation techniques adopted throughout the all congress, are quite original for an event of this size and type.
Most of the discussions so far have been taking place in small groups, to ensure a high degree of interaction and participation among the delegates. For each session, a rapporteur had been chosen, with the task not so much to write a formal report, but rather to write down on 5 cards the key points emerging from the group discussion. Andy’s job was then to go through this cards, and pull out recurrent threads and learning points. He shared these with the audience, and took few minutes with us to record the main ones with us in the blip below.
The most important message we can take from this first day is that in order to achieve a successful growth in the organic cotton industry, we have to work as a community. It is important to realize that each person along the value chain is important and that the little individual steps can have a big impact. Dialogue, integration and long-term partnership are crucial to achieve this goal.