Conference & Forum

China Poverty Reduction Forum Sharing and Promoting Cooperation, Joining Hands in Poverty Reduction

23 May 2018 Beijing, The People's Republic of China

On May 23, 2018, the 2018 China International Forum on Poverty Reduction will take place in Beijing with the theme of “Sharing and Promoting Cooperation, Joining Hands in Poverty Reduction”. During the forum, ADB, China Internet Information Center (CIIC), International Poverty Reduction Center in China (IPRCC) and other international organizations will jointly announce the “Global Solicitation and Challenge Prize on Best Poverty Reduction Practices,” seeking 100 original and outstanding poverty reduction case studies from the PRC and other countries. As the first global campaign of such, this challenge prize aims at innovating and deepening the global partnerships on poverty reduction. 


08:30 – 9:00 Participant Registration
09:00 – 10:10 Opening Ceremony: Strengthening Cooperation, Sharing Development Experiences
09:00 – 9:10Moderator: from
Introduction of Distinguished Guests.

Opening Remarks.
Fang Zhenghui, Vice President of China International Publishing Group on behalf of the hosts.
09:10 – 10:10Keynote Speeches (10 min/person):
Chen Zhigang, Deputy Director of the State Council Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development.

Sharing Experience in Poverty Reduction, Facilitating South-South Exchanges and Cooperation
Bekele Debele, Acting Country Director for China, Mongolia and Korea, World Bank.

Poverty Reduction through Agricultural Development and Innovative Partnerships
Dr. Vincent Martin, FAO Representative in China and DPR Korea.

Partnering and Sharing Knowledge is to Achieve Sustainable Development
Matteo Marchisio, Country Director and IFAD Representative for China and Mongolia.

Join Hands for Poverty Reduction through Innovative South-South Cooperation
Dr. Qu Sixi, Representative of WFP China Office.

Promoting Cooperation to Combat Poverty
Benedict Bingham, Country Director, Resident Mission in the PRC, Asian Development Bank.
10:10-10:20 Launch the Global Solicitation and Challenge Prize on Best Poverty Reduction Practices campaign (after broadcasting the concept video)
10:20-10:40Tea break
10:40-12:00Session 1: Enhance Knowledge Sharing, Join Hands for Poverty Reduction Governance

Host: Bekele Debele, Acting Country Director for the PRC, Mongolia and the Republic of Korea, World Bank

Introduction of the PRC’s Poverty Alleviation Progress and Experience During the Past 40 Years
Dr. Tan Weiping, Deputy Director General of IPRCC

Introduction of How the PRC’s Poverty Alleviation Cases Are Developed, Shared and Communicated Globally (Including Brief Introduction of the Global Poverty Reduction Online Knowledge Sharing Database and the Basic Requirement for the Global Solicitation Campaign.)
Wang Xiaohui, Editor-in-Chief of CIIC

Recent Trends in Global Poverty Reduction and Challenges
Samuel Freije-Rodriguez, Lead Economist of Poverty & Equity Global Practice Bureau in World Bank

Shared Development Index and Poverty Alleviation
Zhang Qi, Dean of China Institute for Poverty Reduction Research, Beijing Normal University

Asia’s Technological Progress, Jobs, and Poverty Reduction
Akiko Terada-Hagiwara, Principal Economist of East Asia Department, ADB.

Question & Answer
13:30-14:50 Session 2: Information Technology Sharing and Poverty Reduction Practice

Host: Maya Takagi, Deputy Director of FAO Strategic Programme to Reduce Rural Poverty

E-commerce enterprises and Internet experts introduce the PRC’s good practice of Internet aided poverty alleviation. Representatives from international organizations introduce their international cooperation projects in the PRC and discuss how to introduce the PRC’s good practice of Internet aided poverty alleviation to the rest of the world.

Internet + Farmer Field School to Reduce Poverty

GF Securities’ Poverty Relief Overview
Zhang Shaohua, Chief Supervisor of Guangfa Securities

Farmer Field School and the Development of Pollution-free Agricultural Products
Xu Xiang, Director and Senior Agronomist, Plant Protection Station, Sichuan Provincial Agricultural Department

Farmer Field School Project in Yunnan
Li Yahong, Director, Plant Protection and Inspection Station of Yunnan

Typical Cases Show (from Global Poverty Reduction Online Knowledge Sharing Database)

The PRC-Tanzanian Agricultural Cooperation and Poverty Reduction in the Field: Fostering Endogenous Development Capacity
Xu Xiuli, Deputy Dean of CISSCA

P4P in Zambia, WFP’s ICT-based Technology Application for Poverty Reduction
Dr. Zhao Bing, Global Coordinator for Purchase for Progress Program

The Poverty Alleviation Mode of Village Level Organic Agriculture in Lingqiu County of Shanxi Province – An Example of the Village of Chehe
Zhang Qiang, Party Secretary of Lingqiu County, Shanxi Province

Innovative Practice on E-Commerce Poverty Alleviation of JD Group
Yan Yan, Deputy Director of JD Group CPC Office, Officer in Charge of Poverty Alleviation

Question & Answer
14:50-15:10Tea break
15:10-16:45Session 3: Sharing and Innovation of Poverty Alleviation Mechanisms

Host: Akiko Terada-Hagiwara, Principal Economist, East Asia Department, ADB

To Develop the Seed Industry and Benefit the People all over the World — The Advanced Agriculture Technology Facilitates Poverty Alleviation
He Jiuchun, Senior Economist and Vice President of Yuan Longping High-tech Agriculture Co., Ltd.

Agricultural Internet + Pilot Project Innovation by Service Design – Collaborative Course of Tsinghua University and FAO
Fu Zhiyong, Associate Professor at Department of Information Arts and Design, Director of Service Design Institute, Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua University

Think Tank Promotes Poverty Reduction in Countries Along the Belt and Road
Xu Yunfeng, Executive Director of China Voices Think Tank, Senior Researcher from Institute of China’s Economic Reform & Development in Renmin University

Poverty Reduction Through Vocational Training
Wen Bo, Brand Communication Director of BNVS.

How to Encourage the Public Participation in Targeted Poverty Reduction
Lv Jingfeng, Secretary General of the Belt and Road Fund in Beijing International Peace Culture Foundation

Poverty Reduction Through Developing Public-Private-Producers Partnerships (4P)
Sun Yinhong, Country Program Officer of IFAD

Question & Answer
16:45-17:00Forum Conclusion

Innovate the International Poverty Alleviation Cooperation Mechanism and Join Hands to Achieve UN’s Sustainable Development Goals
Maya Takagi, Deputy director of FAO Strategic Programme to Reduce Rural Poverty

Share the PRC’s Experience in Poverty Reduction and Contribute to Poverty Alleviation in the World
Zhang Guangping, Deputy Director General of IPRCC
17:00CIIC, IPRCC, World Bank, FAO, IFAD, WFP and ADB representatives present gifts in the lucky draw, announce the closing of the forum and advance notice on Rome Workshop in June.

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