Date(s) - 19/11/2020
15:00 - 16:30
A one-off and exclusive talk show with key organisations and experts from the living wage and income field.
About this Event
It’s been five years since Hivos and Fairfood started the Living Wage Lab. And despite COVID, we are not going to have this auspicious moment go unnoticed. We would like to invite all our Living Wage Lab members and anybody with an interest in agrifood, living wages and living incomes to join us on Thursday 19 November for our one-off broadcast with key speakers from the industry.
In the 1.5 hour event we will look back at five years Living Wage Lab, the practicalities of living wages and living income, and lessons learned. We will hear about the experiences of the Living Wage Lab in Malawi, show some interesting business examples, see what we can learn from living wages in the clothing industry and reflect with several experts on the current situation and the way forward.
- A look back at five years Living Wage Lab with the initiators Sander de Jong (Managing Director, Fairfood) and Caroline Wildeman (Global Campaign Coordinator, Hivos).
- Learn more about the Malawi Living Wage Lab through a conversation between Veronica Kaito (Programme Manager, Hivos) & Bernhard Mphepo (Centre for Social Concern), as well as the workers’ perspective and the importance to talk about wage increase in the African context.
- Explore the business side with Sander Reuderink (Commercial Director, Trabocca)and Gert-Jan Lieffering (Quality Development Manager, Eosta), who share their experiences with living wage and income projects.
- Get to know the role of supermarkets when it comes to living wages from Jennifer Muller (Sustainability Manager, CBL).
- Enjoy an exclusive interview with Paula de Beer (Living Wage Officer, Fair Wear Foundation) for insights from the clothing industry.
- Discover the government’s perspective on living wages and income from Jos Huber (Senior Policy Advisor, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs).
- Join the discussion on the future of living wages and living income with Noura Hanna, an expert on livelihoods and worker’s rights.