Michael Wilcox

8th Class, 2015-2017 Policy Placement: ACDI/VOCA; Washington, DC Based in the DC headquarters office, Michael was a full time member of the Technical Learning and Application division at ACDI/VOCA. After implementing a pilot of new tools in his field year … Read more

Summary of the CocoaLink Program

The CocoaLink program brings together industry actors and national governments working in cocoa to use digital outreach to disseminate information about cocoa-farming and social issues such as health and the worst forms of child labor. As a Fellow, I worked … Read more

Summary of the CocoaMAP Program

The CocoaMAP program brings together cocoa sector actors to develop Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for cocoa sustainability that the sector can report to. As a Fellow, I coordinated the effort from the WCF side along with two external consultants with … Read more

Laura Ostenso

6th Class, 2011-2013 Field Placement: World Cocoa Foundation, Accra, Ghana Laura Ostenso worked with the World Cocoa Foundation on its signature youth education and livelihoods development project, Empowering Cocoa Households with Opportunities and Education Solutions (ECHOES). ECHOES works in Ghana … Read more

World Cocoa Foundation

The World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) is a non-profit international membership organization whose vision is a sustainable and thriving cocoa sector … Read more

Nate Heller

3rd Class, 2005-2007 Field Placement: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Accra, Ghana Nate Heller was based in the FAO regional office for Africa where he conducted research on existing and potential applications of information and communications technologies (ICT) in agriculture and … Read more