Framework Development Process and Timeline
The Accountability Framework is being developed throughout 2018 via an iterative process with multiple opportunities for companies, NGOs, governments, and other stakeholders to contribute. Technical content development for most sections of the Framework is being led by working groups on Land and on Monitoring & Verification (see Governance and Participation Structure for more detail). The members of these working groups represent diverse perspectives from global and national NGOs, service providers, research institutions, and implementation partners involved in supporting ethical supply chains.
There will be several opportunities to contribute to the Framework development process throughout 2018, particularly around the following milestones:
During each of these periods, the AFi will host multiple events (e.g., alongside major global conferences as well as in tropical commodity-producing regions) to discuss draft materials with different stakeholder groups. These and other opportunities to contribute will be announced in the AFi Newsletter.