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11th ASEAN-China Forum on Social Development and Poverty Reduction Innovation and Practices on Poverty Reduction

25 Jul 2017 - 27 Jul 2017 Siem Reap, Cambodia

In Asia and the Pacific, 330 million people still live on less than $1.90 a day, and 1.2 billion still live on less than $3.10 a day. What can we do to eradicate poverty? The 11th ASEAN-PRC Forum on Social Development and Poverty Reduction will be held in Siem Reap, Cambodia from 25-27 July 2017 to discuss innovations in reducing poverty. In previous forums, the lack of access to sound credit and financial services has been identified by the participants from ASEAN and the PRC as a major cause for poverty and a major obstacle to development.

The forum aims to provide a sound platform for the PRC and ASEAN members to exchange views on common concerns, explore ways to narrow development gaps, and share best practices to achieve harmonious development based on mutual benefits and win-win spirit. This year’s forum is jointly hosted by the Ministry of Rural Development of Cambodia and the State Council Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development of the PRC; co-organized by the International Poverty Reduction Center of China and the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region’s Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation; and supported by ASEAN Secretariat, UNDP and ADB-PRC Regional Knowledge Sharing Initiative.

Agenda:
TimeProgram
09:00 – 10:00Opening Ceremony

Moderator:
TAN Weiping, Deputy Director General of International Poverty Reduction Center in China

Speakers:

  • Rodora Babaran, Director of Human Development Directorate, ASEAN Secretariat

  • H. E. HUANG Shiyong, Vice Chairman, the People’s Government of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of the PRC

  • H.E. Thongvanh VILAYHEUANG, Vice Chair, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Lao PDR

  • H.E. HONG Tianyun, Vice Minister, the State Council Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development of China

  • H.E. Ouk Rabun, Minister of Rural Development, Cambodia

10:00 – 10:30Group Photo and Coffee Break
10:30 – 12:00Session I: Theoretical Innovation and Practice of Poverty Reduction in the PRC and ASEAN

Moderator:
Rodora Babaran, Director of Human Development Directorate, ASEAN Secretariat

Speakers:
Targeted Poverty Reduction in the PRC
Su Guoxia, Director General, General Affairs Department, the State Council Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development of China
Poverty Reduction in Asia: Impressive Accomplishment or Incomplete Achievement
Wan Guanghua, Principal Economist, Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department, ADB
Enhancing the Social Safety Net: Singapore’s Approach to Uplift Low-Income Families
Zhi Ling Florrine, Manager, 2 ComCare and Social Support Division, Ministry of Social and Family Development, Singapore
Malaysia’s Rural Development Agency Experience: FELCRA Berhad
Jahare Bin Abu Bakar, Group General Manager, Government and Industry Relations, Ministry of Rural and Regional Development, Malaysia

Discussions
12:00 – 13:30Lunch Buffet (Grand Sokhalay Restaurant, Ground Floor)
14:00 – 17:30Session II: Methods of Anti-Poverty Cooperation between the PRC and ASEAN

Moderator:
Niny Khor, Coordinator, Regional Knowledge Sharing Initiative, ADB

Speakers:
JIANG Jiabai, Director General, Provincial Poverty Alleviation Office of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of the PRC

Case Poverty Reduction in Cambodia:
Ma Sovanna, Director, Department of Planning and Public Relations, Ministry of Rural Development, Cambodia

ASEAN-China Free Trade Zone and Poverty Reduction Cooperation:
Prof. YU Miaojie, Changjiang Scholar, Vice Dean of the National School of Development, Peking University

Chit THAVISAY, Director General of Planning and International Cooperation, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Lao PDR

Renewable Energy and Sustainable Social Development:
LI Fengling, President of Beijing Smart China Energy Internet Research Institute

Methods of Anti-Poverty Cooperation between ASEAN and the PRC: The PRC-aided Pilot Project of Poverty Reduction Cooperation in Myanmar:
NYO NYO WIN, Deputy Director General, Department of Rural Development, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation of Myanmar

The PRC-ASEAN Cultural Cooperation:
ZHOU Yan, President, ZhongShi Asia (Beijing) International Cultural Media, Co., LTD

Discussions
18:00 – 20:00Formal Dinner (The Green Restaurant, Ground Floor)
TimeProgram
09:00 – 11:00Session III: Achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Outlook for the the PRC-ASEAN Cooperation for Poverty Reduction

Moderator:
Nick Keith Beresford, Country Director of UNDP Cambodia Office

Speakers:
Abdul Rahman bin Haji Apong, Assistant Director, Community Development Department, Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, Brunei
Ferdinand B. Hombrebueno, Director of Basic Sector Coordinating and Advocacy Services, National Anti-Poverty Commission of the Philippines

2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the PRC-ASEAN Cooperation for Poverty Reduction
Zhang Chun, Director of Institute for Foreign Policy Studies, Shanghai Institutes for International Studies

Introduction to the Global Poverty Reduction and Inclusive Growth Portal
Jiao Meng, International Cooperation Director, China Internet Information Center

UNIDO in achieving SDGs
Sok Narin, UNIDO Country Representative, Cambodia

NGO’s Role in Promoting the Achievement of SDGs
Chun Yat Phua, Head of Planning and Organisation Development, Centre for Collaborative Practice, AMKFSC Community Services, Singapore

Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals: Thailand’s Perspective
Bhumisuk Khananurak, Plan and Policy Analyst, Office of the National Economic and Social Development Board, Thailand

Discussions
11:00 – 11:20Coffee Break
11:20 – 12:00Closing Ceremony

Moderator:
Prof. YU Miaojie, Changjiang Scholar, Vice Dean of the National School of Development, Peking University

Speakers:

  • TAN Weiping, Deputy Director General of International Poverty Reduction Center in China

  • H.E. Sao Chivoan, Secretary of State, Ministry of Rural Development, Cambodia

12:00 – 13:30Lunch Buffet (Grand Sokhalay Restaurant, Ground Floor)
AfternoonFree Time
18:00 – 20:00Dinner Buffet (The Green Restaurant, Ground Floor)

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