Conference & Forum

The 2020 ASEAN-China Social Development and Poverty Reduction Forum Joining Hands & Fighting against COVID-19, Promoting Poverty Alleviation

29 Jul 2020 Online

Southeast Asia Department’s Shamit Chakravarti on 29 July shared ADB’s social protection program in the Philippines, emphasizing the fundamentals of good social protection system would remain the same whether in normal or pandemic time. Speakers from regional countries provided updates on their poverty alleviation developments, discussed measures to control the pandemic and to restore and enhance people’s well-being. Over 80 participants attended the forum.


10:00-10:30Opening Ceremony (10 mins each)

  • Ms.SU Guoxia, Director General of the Department of General Affairs, Spokesperson of the Chinese State Council Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development (LGOP): Briefing on the PRC’s poverty alleviation progress and policy measures fighting against COVID-19

  • H.E. Kung Phoak, Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN Secretariat

  • H.E. DENG Xijun, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the PRC to ASEAN

Moderator: Dr. LIU Junwen, International Poverty Reduction Center in China (IPRCC)
10:30-11:30Representatives from the ASEAN countries (6 mins each)

  • Mr. Chreay Pom, Director General of Ministry of Rural Development, Cambodia

  • Mr. Mulyadin Malik, Acting Director of Rural Area Facilities and Infrastructure Development, Ministry of Village, Disadvantaged Regions and Transmigration, Indonesia

  • Mr. Kham Ouane Khamphoukeo, Acting Director General of Department of Rural Development and Cooperatives, Lao PDR

  • Mrs. Siti Zaharah binti Omar, Deputy Under Secretary of Strategic Planning Division, Ministry of Rural Development, Malaysia

  • Mr. Khant Zaw, Director General of Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation, Department of Rural Development, Myanmar

  • H.E. Noel K. Felongco, Director-General of National Anti-poverty Commission of the Philippines

  • Mr. Richard Tan, Senior Director of Ministry of Social and Family Development, Women Development and International Relations Division, Singapore

  • Dr. Wasana Techavijitsarn, Director of ASEAN Unit, Foreign Affairs Division, Ministry of Interior, Thailand

Moderator: Dr. Sita Sumrit ASEAN Secretariat
11:30-12:15Representatives from International Organizations (5 mins each)

  • Mr. CHEN Dehai, Secretary-General of China-ASEAN Center

  • Dr. TAN Weiping, IPRCC

  • Ms. Beate Trankmann, Resident Representative and Country Director of UNDP, the PRC

  • Dr. Marielza Oliveira, FAO Representative in the PRC

  • Dr. Martin Raiser, World Bank Country Director for the PRC and Mongolia, and Director for the Republic of Korea

  • Dr. QU Sixi, Representative and Country Director of WFP, the PRC

  • Mr. Shamit Chakravarti, Principal Social Sector Specialist, ADB

  • Mr. SUN Yinhong, Officer-in-Charge and Country Program Officer, IFAD, the PRC

  • Ms. Christina Popivanova, Chief of Social Policy and Reform for Children, UNICEF Office for the PRC

Moderator: Dr. TAN Weiping, IPRCC
12:15-12:30Closing Ceremony

  • Dr. TAN Weiping, Deputy Director General, IPRCC

  • H.E. Chivoan SAO, Secretary of state, Ministry of Rural Development, Cambodia

Moderator: Dr. TAN Weiping, IPRCC

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