PUBLIC-PRIVATE TASK FORCE
In September 2018, the International Coffee Council (ICC) adopted Resolution 465 on “coffee price levels” during the 122nd session in London. This led to a Sector Dialogue organized by the ICO, engaging the relevant sector stakeholders and broader international community in the dialogue on coffee price levels. This culminated in the development of a joint Declaration of Intent of stakeholders from both the private and public sector in the form of the “London Declaration” which was signed the next year in September 2019 by 12 private sector companies and welcomed by the 125th ICC Session, which also adopted resolution ICC-125-10 requesting the ICO to set up a Coffee Public-Private Task Force (CPPTF).
In the months that followed, the ICO held a series of webinars in which the Coffee Public-Private Task Force (CPPTF) was formed, consisting of 16 private sector ‘Sherpas’—representatives of the signatory companies—and 16 public sector representatives of ICO Member countries, both importing and exporting. The aim of the CPPTF and its related Technical Workstreams (TW) is to implement the ICC Resolution 465 and the London Declaration, thereby actively advancing the work of the Sector-wide Dialogue initiated and led by the International Coffee Organization (ICO). The ultimate objective of the Task Force is to build consensus on priority issues and actions to be submitted for consideration to the International Coffee Council (ICC) and the CEO and Global Leader Forum (CGLF).
Technical Workstreams are organized according to the thematic areas as identified by the Resolution 465/London Declaration and are expected to produce technical inputs and reports to support the implementation of Task Force commitments and concrete actions.
UPCOMING MEETINGS AND EVENTS
7th CPPTF (Open session)
17 November 2021
13:30 -15:30 BT
TW1 Living-Prosperous Income meeting
17 November 2021
TW3 Market Policies and Institutions – Subgroup Sector Transformation Exporting Countries meeting
30 November 2021
14:00 –15:30 BT
TW5 Sector Coordination meeting
16 December 2021
TASK FORCE CONTACT POINT
Coordinator Coffee Public-Private Task Force – CPPTF
International Coffee Organization
On secondment from the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development
Tel: +44 (0)20 7612 0600
Mobile: +49 (0)152 90010289
Office: 222 Gray’s Inn Road, London, WC1X 8HB