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).
Participants arrival in Jinghong City, Xishuangbanna Prefecture, Yunnan Province
|09:00-10:20||Themed 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)
|10:40-12:00||Themed Discussion: The Challenges Facing Hebian Village and Where Is Hebian Village Heading To?
Dr. DONG Qiang, Associate Professor of China Agricultural University
|14:30-17:30||Culture Experience: Beautiful Yao
(16:00-16:20, Coffee/Tea Break)
|10:50-12:00||Presentation on Group Discussions
Moderator: Dr. WU Jin, Professor of China Agricultural University
|14:30-16:40||Knowledge 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
|17:00-17:30||Wrap-up and Feedback
|08:30-10:30||Travel to Menglun Township, Mengla County|
|10:30-12:30||Visit the Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences|
|13:30-14:30||Travel back to Jinghong City and hotel check-in|
|19:30-21:00||Farewell Dinner (Crowne Plaza Resort)|
Departure of all participants