Workshops & Trainings

The 6th ASEAN+3 Village Leaders Exchange Program

5 Mar 2018 - 9 Mar 2018 Xishuangbanna, Yunnan Province, The People's Republic of China

Advocated by the PRC Premier Li Keqiang at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)+3 Summit 2013, the “ASEAN+3 Village Leader Exchange Program” was launched that same year to strengthen the capacity of village leaders of ASEAN member countries through exchanging best practices and training. From 2013 to 2016, four training workshops and village stays in the PRC have been conducted in Sichuan, Guangxi, and Shanghai. This year’s ASEAN+ 3 Village Leader Exchange Program aims to empower the knowledge of village leaders in rural development and poverty eradication, especially in human capital development, through capacity building and improved community development. The program aims to catalyze cooperation between ASEAN+3 village leaders, government officials, and NGOs for knowledge sharing and networking, with possibilities of future economic cooperation among the participants. 

ASEAN was established on 8 August 1967 in Bangkok, Thailand, with the signing of the ASEAN Declaration (Bangkok Declaration). The ten member countries are Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam. ASEAN+3 includes the PRC, Japan, and the Republic of Korea (ROK).

Agenda:

Participants arrival in Jinghong City, Xishuangbanna Prefecture, Yunnan Province

TimeProgram
09:00-09:30Opening Ceremony
Moderator: Ms. LI Linyi, Deputy Director, International Poverty Reduction Center in China (IPRCC)

Opening Remarks:

  • Dr. TAN Weiping, Acting Director General, IPRCC

  • Mr. Ferdinand Hombrebueno, Director, Basic Sector Coordinating and Advocacy Services, National Anti-Poverty Commission, the Philippines

  • Mr. TANG Jiahua, Deputy Director General, Poverty Alleviation Office of Yunnan Province

  • Mr. LIU Junjie, Vice Governor, The Government of Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province

09:30-10:00Group Photo & Coffee/Tea Break
10:00-10:30Introduction to the program activities and participants’ self-introduction
Moderator: Dr. DONG Qiang, Associate Professor of China Agricultural University and Coordinator of VLEP
10:30-11:30Introduction to Chinese Poverty Reduction Achievements and Experiences
Dr. TAN Weiping, Acting Director General, IPRCC
11:30-12:30Introduction to Poverty Reduction in Yunnan Province
Ms. YAO Qian, Deputy Director General, International Poverty Reduction and Development Center of Yunnan Province
12:30-13:30Lunch (CaféVista All Day Dining Restaurant, 1st Floor, Wanda Vista)
14:00-15:30Poverty Reduction Approaches in ASEAN Countries (1)
Moderator: Dr. WU Jin, Professor of China Agricultural University
– Brunei Darussalam: One Village One Product
– Cambodia
– Indonesia
15:30-15:50Coffee/tea Break
15:50-17:50Poverty Reduction Approaches in ASEAN Countries (2)
Moderator: Dr. DONG Qiang, Associate Professor of China Agricultural University

Agricultural University and Coordinator of VLEP
– Lao PDR
– Myanmar
– Malaysia
– Singapore
18:30-19:30Welcome Dinner by The Government of Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province (Wanda Vista Resort)
19:30-21:30Local cultural activity: Xishuangjing, Gaozhuang
TimeProgram
09:00-10:20Poverty Reduction Approaches in ASEAN Countries (3)
Moderator: Dr. WU Jin, Professor of China Agricultural University

– The Philippines
– Thailand
– Viet Nam
10:20-10:40Coffee/tea Break
10:40-11:30Poverty Reduction Approaches in Plus 3 Countries (4)
Moderator: Ms. ZHANG Xin, Knowledge Sharing Coordinator, ADB-PRC Regional Knowledge Sharing Initiative

– PRC
– ROK
12:00-13:00Lunch (JI Cafe, 1st Floor, Crowne Plaza Resort)
13:30-16:30Travel to Mengla Township of Mengla County
16:30-17:30Field visit at Huilong Village Group, Bubang Village, Mengla Township
17:30-19:00Travel to Hebian Village, Mengban Township, Mengla County
19:00-20:00Dinner
20:00-20:30Introduction to field tour and homestay arrangements
TimeProgram
08:00-09:00Breakfast
09:00-10:20Themed Report: Improving Development Capacity of Poor Villages: Theory and Practice
Dr. LI Xiaoyun, Professor of China Agricultural University and Dean of China Institute for South-South Cooperation in Agriculture (CISSCA)
10:20-10:40Coffee/tea Break
10:40-12:00Themed Discussion: The Challenges Facing Hebian Village and Where Is Hebian Village Heading To?
Dr. DONG Qiang, Associate Professor of China Agricultural University

Q&A:

  • Prof. Dr. LI Xiaoyun, Dean of China Institute for South-South Cooperation in Agriculture (CISSCA)

  • Dr. Ing. Dieter Albrecht, Independent Consultant

12:30-13:30Lunch
12:30-14:30Lunch Break
14:30-17:30Culture Experience: Beautiful Yao
(16:00-16:20, Coffee/Tea Break)

Coordinators:

  • Ms. SONG Haiyan, Lecturer of China Agricultural University

  • Ms. ZHANG Ping, Deputy Director, Action Against Poverty

18:30-19:30Dinner
TimeProgram
08:00-09:00Breakfast
09:00-10:30Roundtable Discussions:

  • The role of government in rural development

  • The role of NGOs in rural development

  • Pro-poor tourism development for poverty Reduction

  • Poverty reduction through agricultural value chains


Coordinators:

  • Dr. LI Xiaoyun, Professor of China Agricultural University

  • Dr. DONG Qiang, Associate Professor of China Agricultural University

  • Dr. Ing. Dieter Albrecht, Independent Consultant

  • Dr. WU Jin, Professor of China Agricultural University

10:30-10:50Coffee/tea Break
10:50-12:00Presentation on Group Discussions
Moderator: Dr. WU Jin, Professor of China Agricultural University
12:30-13:30Lunch Break
14:30-16:40Knowledge Sharing On Rural Development and Village Party (Inviting Dai Ethnic villagers)
Moderator: Dr. DONG Qiang
Commentators: Prof. LI Xiaoyun and Dr. Ing. Dieter Albrecht
Coordinators: Ms. SONG Haiyan and Ms. ZHANG Ping
16:40-17:00Coffee/tea Break
17:00-17:30Wrap-up and Feedback

  • Overall evaluation

  • Problems and suggestions

  • Discussions of follow-up programs


Moderators:

  • Ms. LI Linyi, Deputy Director, IPRCC

  • Dr. DONG Qiang, Associate Professor of China Agricultural University

18:30-19:30Dinner
TimeProgram
07:30-08:30Breakfast
08:30-10:30Travel to Menglun Township, Mengla County
10:30-12:30Visit the Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences
12:30-13:30Lunch Break
13:30-14:30Travel back to Jinghong City and hotel check-in
AfternoonFree time
19:30-21:00Farewell Dinner (Crowne Plaza Resort)

Departure of all participants

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