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Supply Chain Action Network (SCAN) meeting

May 4, 2023

“Supply Chain Traceability: Improving Africa’s Agriculture and Health Sectors”

Supply chain traceability is the key to unlocking the potential of Africa’s agricultural and health sectors. It involves establishing transparent and efficient processes to track and verify the movement of goods throughout the supply chain, from production to consumption.

In the rapidly evolving landscape of Africa’s economies, embracing supply chain traceability is a crucial step that can provide numerous benefits. In both the agriculture and health sectors, it can help ensure product safety, quality and compliance with regulatory standards.

On May 4, the Supply Chain Action Network (SCAN) will convene to explore the possibilities for enhancing supply chain traceability to improve Africa’s agricultural and health sectors. The discussions will explore adopting cutting-edge technologies and establishing effective cross-sector collaborations to enhance supply chain traceability.

Integrating innovative technologies, such as blockchain, the Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI), holds immense promise for improving traceability within Africa’s supply chains. These digital solutions can enable real-time tracking of products, ensuring authenticity and reducing the risk of fraud, counterfeiting and foodborne illnesses.

Furthermore, by leveraging these technologies, businesses can enhance efficiency, minimize waste, and better manage their resources. The ultimate outcome is increased profits.

Collaboration is another essential aspect of supply chain traceability. Bringing together stakeholders from different sectors can help create an enabling environment for implementing traceability initiatives.

By working together, these actors can establish harmonized regulatory frameworks, share best practices, and develop public-private partnerships to bolster investment in traceability infrastructure and capacity building.

The upcoming Supply Chain Action Network (SCAN) event will serve as a platform for thought leaders, policymakers and industry experts to discuss the challenges and opportunities surrounding supply chain traceability in Africa’s agricultural and health sectors.

By sharing knowledge, expertise, and experiences, participants can identify practical solutions and strategies that can be implemented across the continent to foster a more transparent, efficient and resilient supply chain ecosystem.

Join us on May 4 to learn more about the transformative potential of supply chain traceability and contribute to shaping a sustainable future for Africa’s agriculture and health sectors. The day will include two presentations followed by Q&A, lunch, a panel discussion and breakout sessions.

Meet the presenters:

Stephen Acheampong

Stephen Acheampong is a seasoned sustainability professional with over 15 years of diversified hands-on experience in global assurance systems such as organic certification, sustainable agriculture standards and Fairtrade compliance systems.

He currently works for the Rainforest Alliance as the senior officer for certification bodies monitoring in charge of Africa.

During his presentation, Acheampong will focus on the agriculture sector, examining the significance of traceability in ensuring food safety, reducing waste and supporting sustainable practices. He will share successful case studies from across the continent, demonstrating how traceability has improved productivity, market access and profitability for African farmers.

Resilinc CEO Bindiya Vakil is credited with bringing supply chain risk management into the mainstream. She has helped transform the way global organizations approach supply chain visibility and risk.

She was named Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s inaugural Woman of the Year and has appeared on nationally syndicated TV, radio and print media speaking on the topic of supply chain resiliency.

Vakil will cover how supply chain mapping is helping companies better understand the health care supply chain landscape and who the players are, down to the supplier, site and part level.


May 4, 2023




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Postgraduate Block E
Second Floor

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