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China Poverty Reduction Forum Developing and Sharing Governance Solutions to Reduce Poverty

26 May 2017 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 discussed ways to share best practices in poverty alleviation, bringing together more than 100 delegates from 7 countries, 16 international organizations, academia, private sector, and the media. The Global Poverty Reduction Online Knowledge Sharing Database, an international repository of successful innovative solutions, was launched at the forum. This database is managed by the International Poverty Reduction Center in China (IPRCC) and the China Internet Information Center (CIIC), supported by ADB, World Bank, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, and private sector partners.

Agenda:
TimeProgram
08:30 – 09:00 Participant Registration
09:00 – 10:10Opening Ceremony
09:00 – 09:10Introduction of Distinguished Guests
Chair: Wang Xiaohui, Editor-in-Chief of CIIC
09:10 – 10:10Keynote Speeches:
Sharing Experience through Creative Communication of Poverty Reduction Stories
Guo Weimin, Vice Minister of State Council Information Office
Share the PRC’s Experiences on Poverty Reduction; Promote Global Poverty Alleviation Governance
Chen Zhigang, Deputy Director of the State Council Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development
International Application of the PRC’s Poverty Reduction Experiences
Bert Hofman, World Bank’s Country Director for the PRC, Mongolia and the Republic of Korea
Accelerating the Global Eradication of Extreme Poverty through South-South Cooperation
Vincent Martin, FAO Representative in the PRC and DPR Korea
Sharing the Development Experience of the PRC
Benedict Bingham, Country Director, ADB PRC Resident Mission
Investing in Rural People: Inclusive Rural Finance
Hoonae Kim, Director, Asia and the Pacific Division, Program Management Department, IFAD.
10:10 – 10:25 Launching Ceremony of Global Poverty Reduction Online Knowledge Sharing Database for the Global Poverty Reduction and Inclusive Growth Portal (GPIG)


  • Guo Weimin, Vice Minister of State Council Information Office

  • Chen Zhigang, Vice Minister of the State Council Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development

  • Zhang Fuhai, President of China International Publishing Group

  • Zuo Changsheng, Director General of IPRCC

  • Wang Xiaohui, Editor-in-Chief of CIIC; BertHofman, World Bank’s Country Director for China, Mongolia and Korea

  • Vincent Martin, FAO Representative in the PRC and DPR Korea

  • Benedict Bingham, Country Director, ADB PRC Resident Mission

  • Hoonae Kim, Director, Asia and the Pacific Division, Program Management Department, IFAD

10:25 – 10:40Coffee Break
10:40 – 12:00 Session 2: Theme Discussion: Developing and Sharing Governance Solutions to Reduce Poverty – Innovative Tools and New Progress
Chair: Bekele Debele, Program Leader of World Bank

Guest speakers:
Introduction to the One-year Development of GPIG and Its Global Poverty Reduction Online Knowledge Sharing Database
Gladys H. Morales, Poverty Reduction Economic Expert and International Coordinator of South-to-South Cooperation (IPRCC)
Video Screening – Think Innovatively for Poverty Reduction
AO and CIIC
Innovative Tools for Sharing Poverty Reduction Lessons and Experience
Sheila Jagannathan, Lead Learning Specialist, World Bank
World Bank IDF Sub Project: Case Studies of the PRC’s Projects in Africa in Terms of Addressing Poverty Reduction, Environmental and Social Impacts
Cheng Enjiang, Project Specialist

Question & Answer
12:00 – 13:30Lunch Break
13:30 – 16:00Session 3: Theme Discussion: Developing and Sharing Governance Solutions to Reduce Poverty – The PRC’s and International Experience
Chair: Paavo Eliste, Lead Agriculture Economist, World Bank

Guest speakers (15 min/person):
Experiences and Lessons Learned in Poverty Reduction from World Bank Invested Anti-poverty Projects in Africa
Christopher Finch, Senior Social Specialist, World Bank
From Evidence to Action: The Role of Impact Evaluation for Scaling up Successful Anti-poverty programmes
Natalia Winder Rossi, Deputy Director (a.i), Social Protection Team Leader and Delivery Manager, Social Policies and Rural Institutions Division, FAO
Development.Asia: A New Platform that Makes it Easier to Share Development Know-How
Carolyn Dedolph Cabrera, Principal Knowledge Sharing Specialist, ADB
China Green Poverty Reduction Index
Zhang Qi, Dean of China Center for Poverty Reduction Research, Beijing Normal University;
Tackling the New Generation of Working Poor: Issues and Intervention Models
Pun Ngai (professor) & Julia Wang (associate professor), Hong Kong University

Question & Answer
15:00 – 15:15Coffee Break
15:15 – 16:45 Chair: Niny Khor, Coordinator, ADB-PRC Regional Knowledge Sharing Initiative, ADB

Guest speakers (15 min/person):
Link of Ecommerce and Poverty Alleviation-Evidence from Taobao Village Practice of Alibaba Group
Xubei Luo, Senior Economist, World Bank
Poverty Alleviation through Honeysuckle Flowers Industry
Zhang Jianping, General Manager of Jiujianpeng Group
Practices of Logistics Poverty Reduction
Chen Haida, Board Chairman of Ada Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
Supported Employment and Poverty Reduction for the Disabled
Zhou Haibin, Executive Director of Easy Inclusion
Poverty Alleviation Cases through Inclusive Business in the PRC
Mandy Zhang, Venture Avenue Senior Associate

Question & Answer
16:45 – 17:00Closing Remarks
Vincent Martin, FAO Representative in the PRC and DPR Korea
Tan Weiping, Deputy Director General, IPRCC

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