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Mondelez International: Cocoa Life

Women's empowerment strategy for smallholder cocoa communities


Cocoa Life is Mondelez International’s global cocoa sustainability program. It helps to tackle the complex challenges that cocoa farmers and their communities face, including climate change, gender inequality, poverty and child labour. Working across six cocoa-growing countries with 200’00+ farmers in 2,500+ communities, Cocoa Life helps to turn cocoa into a more sustainable business, create empowered communities and conserve and restore forests.

Leading the global women’s empowerment component of the program, I developed and launched, together with the country offices, our global strategy and country action plans with clear KPIs. I supported the countries in implementation of these plans. Further, together with other external experts I published two reports demonstrating the role and value women’s empowerment brings as part of community development.


women’s empowerment | strategy | community development