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CARISCA Hosts Successful SCAN Meeting in Accra

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The Centre for Applied Research and Innovation in Supply Chain – Africa (CARISCA) held a successful Supply Chain Action Network (SCAN) Meeting in Accra. The meeting was centered on the theme “Supply Chain Traceability: Improving Africa’s Agriculture and Health Sectors”. During the one-day conference, industry experts, policymakers, and thought leaders discussed supply chain traceability as the key to unlocking the potential of Africa’s agricultural and health sectors.

CARISCA, in partnership with the Arizona State University and sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is a Centre of Excellence established at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). The center aims to transform African supply networks through education, research, and action. CARISCA’s mission is to build capacity and find solutions to complex development problems by engaging private sector partners and policymakers in applying research best practices.

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The Director of CARISCA, Professor Nathaniel Boso, stated that the SCAN Meeting was a platform to address the challenges and opportunities surrounding supply chain traceability in Africa’s agricultural and health sectors. He emphasized the adoption of cutting-edge technologies and effective cross-sector collaboration to enhance supply chain traceability.

For the most part, the meeting focused on the agriculture sector, examining the significance of traceability in ensuring food safety, reducing waste, and supporting sustainable practices. The Senior Officer for certification bodies monitoring in-charge of Africa, Rainforest Alliance, Mr. Stephen Acheampong, shared successful case studies from across the continent, demonstrating how traceability had improved productivity, market access, and profitability for African farmers within the cocoa value chain industry.

The CEO of Resilinc, Madam Bindiya Vakil, illustrated how supply chain mapping helped companies better understand the health care supply chain landscape and who the players were, down to the supplier, site, and part level. She emphasized that Africa was well situated for long-term supply chain success, citing the availability of clean energy, raw materials and resources, and access to technology.

CARISCA will host the third annual Supply Chain Research Summit in Accra from June 20-23. The summit will take an in-depth look at “Africa’s Supply Chains and the Future of Work”. The CARISCA Project, sponsored by the USAID and run by the KNUST and the Arizona State University, aims to conduct more research, build more stakeholder engagement, and address the identified challenges to drive Ghanaian and Pan-African self-reliance and increase the impact of USAID investments.

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