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China Poverty Reduction Forum Joint Efforts on Knowledge Sharing to Promote Global Poverty Reduction Governance

16 Oct 2019 Beijing, The People's Republic of China

Over the past two decades, many low-income countries have grown into middle-income countries. Despite GDP growth, the challenge of making growth more inclusive remains. The forum discusses ways to share best practices in poverty alleviation, and will bring together more than 100 government officials, representatives from international organizations, academia, private sector, and the media. The winner list of the “Global Solicitation and Challenge Prize on Best-Practice Poverty Reduction Cases” will be released. The second call for the solicitation campaign will be launched, as well as the Chinese and English versions of “A Foreign Lens: How Global Partners View China’s Poverty Alleviation Efforts”. The forum and the campaign is co-sponsored by the ADB, China Internet Information Center (CIIC), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), International Poverty Reduction Center in China (IPRCC), World Bank (WB), and the World Food Programme (WFP).

Agenda:

TimeProgram
0800 – 0820Registration
0830 – 0850Opening Session: Strengthening Cooperation, Sharing Development Experiences
0830 – 0850Opening Remarks

Moderator:
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  • Mr. Fang Zhenghui, Vice President of China International Publishing Group on behalf of the hosts

  • H.E. Ms. Victoria Kwakwa, Vice President, East Asia and the Pacific, the World Bank. (video message)

  • H.E. Mr. Guo Weimin, Vice Minister of State Council Information Office of the PRC

  • H.E. Ambassador Nicholas Rosellini, UN Resident Coordinator


0850 – 0900Ceremony
Announce winners of the Global Solicitation and Challenge Prize on Best Poverty Reduction Practices.
Launch the second call of the Global Solicitation on Best Poverty Reduction Practices.
Book launch, A Foreign Lens: How Global Partners View China’s Poverty Alleviation Efforts.
0900 – 0910Display videos of the Global Solicitation and Senegal winner
0910 – 1010Keynote Speeches:

  • Mr. Zuo Changsheng, Director General of Department of Development and Guidance, State Council Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development of the PRC; Director General of International Poverty Reduction Center in China

  • Mr. Liu Weihua, Deputy Director General of Department of International Economic and Financial Cooperation, Ministry of Finance of the PRC

  • Mr. Ruslan Yemtsov, Human Development Program Leader for the PRC, Mongolia and the Republic of Korea, WB

  • Ms. Yolanda Fernandez Lommen, Country Director, PRC Resident Mission concurrently Country Director, Mongolia Resident Mission, ADB

  • Ms. Yao Xiangjun, Regional Programme Leader, FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

  • Mr. Matteo Marchisio, IFAD Representative in the PRC, Country Director for the Republic of Korea and Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

  • Mr. Zhao Bing, Director & Global Coordinator of Purchase for Progress Programme, WFP

1010 – 1040Tea Break
1040 – 1200Plenary Session

Moderator:

  • Ms. Zhang Guangping, Deputy Director General of IPRCC

  • Mr. Wang Xiaohui, Editor-in-chief of CIIC.

  • Ms. Wang Wei, Director, Asia and the Pacific Liaison Office (APL), Special Adviser to the President, Global Engagement, Partnership and Resource Mobilization Division, IFAD

  • H.E. Mr. Alvin Laurence, Principal Secretary for Poverty Alleviation, Ministry of Family Affairs, Seychelles

  • Mr. Li Guoqiang, Researcher at Development Research Center of the State Council, Director General of Chinese Voices Think Tank


Questions and Answers
1200 – 1400Lunch
Parallel Session A
The PRC’s Poverty Alleviation Experience Contributes to Global Poverty Reduction
Jointly organized by WB and ADB
1400 – 1510The PRC Experience

Moderator:
Ms. Qun Li, Senior Agriculture Economist, WB

Opening Remarks:

  • Mr. Ruslan Yemtsov, Human Development Program Leader for the PRC, Mongolia and the Republic of Korea, WB

  • Mr. Martin Raiser, WB Country Director for the PRC (video message)


Presentations:
Global and the PRC’s Poverty Monitoring – Past, Current and Future
Ms. Chen Shaohua, Former Lead Statistician, The Development Economics Research Group, WB; Professor of Economics, Xiamen University

Central Role of Human Capital in Poverty Reduction: Experience of the PRC in the Global Context
Mr. Ruslan Yemtsov, Human Development Program Leader for the PRC, Mongolia and the Republic of Korea, WB.

Targeted Poverty Alleviation Effectiveness Assessment and Its Innovation Mechanism in the PRC
Mr. Liu Yansui, Fellow of the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), Director, Center for Assessment and Research on Targeted Poverty Alleviation, Chinese Academy of Science.

WB Poverty 5 Project–CDD Practice: A Case Study
Mr. Cao Wendao, Senior Agriculture Economist, Agriculture Global Practice EAP Country Unit, WB.

Discussant:
Ms. Tang Lixia, Professor, China Agricultural University; Deputy Dean of China Institute for South-South Cooperation in Agriculture.

Questions and Answers
1510 – 1530Tea Break
1530 – 1700Global Experience

Moderator:

  • Ms. Akiko Hagiwara<, Principal Economist, ADB

  • H.E. Ms. Shahista Sohail, Secretary, Poverty Alleviation and Social Security Division, Pakistan


Presentations:
Poverty Reduction in Asia: Developments and Challenges
Mr. Wan Guanghua, Director, Institute of World Economy, Fudan University
The Role of Governance in Poverty Reduction
Mr. Bruno Carrasco, Chief of Governance Thematic Group, ADB
A Nepal Case – Strengthening Public Management
Ms. Rachana Shrestha, Senior Public Management Officer, Nepal Resident Mission, ADB
The Role of Social Protection in Poverty Reduction
Ms. Karin Schelzig, Principal Social Sector Specialist, ADB
Small Technology, Big Harvest: A Tanzania–China South–South Cooperation Case
Ms. Tang Lixia, Professor, China Agricultural University; Deputy Dean of China Institute for South-South Cooperation in Agriculture

Discussant:
Mr. Ruslan Yemtsov, Human Development Program Leader for the PRC, Mongolia and the Republic of Korea, WB.

Questions and Answers

Closing Remarks:
Ms. Akiko Hagiwara, Principal Economist, ADB.
Parallel Session B
RBA-The PRC Poverty Reduction Solution on Smallholder Farmers Access to Markets
Jointly organized by FAO, IFAD, and WFP
1400 – 1420Moderator:
Mr. Matteo Marchisio, IFAD Representative in the PRC, and Country Director for the Republic of Korea and Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Opening Remarks:
Mr. Zhao Bing, Director & Global Coordinator for the Purchase for Progress Programme, WFP
1420–1520Mechanisms to Improve Smallholder Famers Access to Markets

Mechanism and Impact of E-Commerce for Poverty Reduction
Prof. Nie Fengying, Deputy Director, Agricultural Information Institute of China Academy of Agricultural Sciences

Purchase for Progress: Connecting Smallholder Farmers to Markets
Mr. Zhao Bing, Director & Global Coordinator for the Purchase for Progress Programme, WFP

Value Chain Model for Poverty Reduction
Prof. Wang Yanlei, College of Humanities and Development Studies, China Agricultural University

Sharing Knowledge on Social Protection for Smallholder Farmers’ Inclusion
Ms. Juliana Gargiulo, Consultant, Office of South-South and Triangular Cooperation (OSS), Programme Support and Technical Cooperation Department (PS), FAO

Poverty Reduction Outlook Post-2020
Prof. Zhang Qi, Dean of China Institute for Poverty Reduction, Beijing Normal University

Questions and Answers
1520 – 1540Tea Break
1540 – 1640Case Studies to Increase Smallholder Farmers Access to Markets

Public-Private-Producer Partnership (4P Model) Brings Smallholder Farmers on Board to Sustainable Poverty Reduction – A Case Study of IFAD Project in Shiyan, Hubei Province
Mr. Zhao Lihua, Deputy Director, Office of International Cooperation, Department of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Hubei Province

Gender-Responsive Poverty Alleviation – A Case Study of Strengthening Yi Ethnic Minority Women’s Mohong Embroidery Production Skills in Yunnan Province 6
Mr.Xiao Xin, Vice Governor, Mohong Town

Enhancing Farmers’ Skills Through Participatory Trainings at Farmers’ Field School – A Case Study of Rong’an County, Guangxi Province
Mr. Dong Le, Poverty Reduction and Innovation Officer, FAO the PRC

From “Neixiang 5+” Poverty Reduction Mode to UNDP Poverty Reduction and Sustainable Development Program
Mr. Yang Shuguang, 2019 National Poverty Alleviation Award Winner, Neixiang County Mayor

Chinese Herbal Medicine Industry Promotes the Development of Povertystricken Areas – A Case Study of Rhodiola Cultivation
Ms. Feng Shuai, Chairman of Shanghai Inoherb, Founder of Shanghai Inoberb Charity Foundation

Questions and Answers
1640 – 1700Closing Remarks:
Ms. Yao Xiangjun, Regional Programme Leader, FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

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