Workshops & Trainings

The 8th ASEAN+3 Village Leaders Exchange Programme

5 May 2019 - 11 May 2019 Xishuangbanna, Yunnan Province, The People's Republic of China

Village leaders play an important role in rural development. This exchange program aims to strengthen capacity building of village leaders from ASEAN member countries, the People’s Republic of China (PRC), the Republic of Korea (ROK) and Japan. The 5-day event will share good experiences on rural industrial development, poverty reduction, agricultural value chain, rural tourism, and others. Moreover, the program will provide a platform to discuss potential economic development and industrial cooperation, which may further bring substantial cooperation among the countries. A main feature of the program is village homestay, which enables ASEAN representatives to stay together with local villagers and experience their daily lives and culture.

Advocated by the PRC Premier Li Keqiang at the ASEAN+3 Summit 2013, the “ASEAN+3 Village Leader Exchange Programme” was launched the same year. From 2013 to 2018, seven training workshops and village stays in the PRC were conducted in Sichuan, Guangxi, Shanghai, Yunnan, and Beijing. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations( 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 ROK.

Agenda:

Arrival of representatives from ASEAN member countries, Japan, ROK and the PRC at Jinghong City, Xishuangbanna Prefecture of Yunnan Province.

TimeProgram
09:00 – 12:30Leave Jinghong City for Hebian Village of Mengla County
12:30 – 14:00 Village Homestay Check-in and Lunch Break

Facilitator: Mr. Zhou Zhixue, Managing Director of Xishuangbanna Yaojia Rainforest Tourism Cooperative (XYRTC)
14:00 – 14:30Opening Ceremony

Moderator: Director of International Exchange Division, International Poverty Reduction Center in China (IPRCC)

Welcome Speeches by:

  • Representative of IPRCC

  • Representative of ASEAN countries

  • Representative of ASEAN Secretariat

14:30 – 15:00Programme Briefing & Self-introduction of Participants

Coordinator: Mr. Li Xiaoyun, Dean of China Institute for SouthSouth Cooperation in Agriculture (CISSCA), Distinguished Professor of China Agricultural University
15:00 – 15:30 Group Photo and Tea Break
15:30 – 16:30 Theme I: Introduction to the PRC’s Experience in Poverty Alleviation and Development

Moderator: Ms. Wu Jin, Professor of College of Humanities and Development Studies, China Agricultural University

Speaker: Ms. Zhang Chuanhong, Associate Professor of College of Humanities and Development Studies, China Agricultural University
16:30-16:50 Tea Break
16:50-18:20Country Presentation I

Moderator: Ms. Wu Jin, Professor of College of Humanities and Development Studies, China Agricultural University

Brunei Darussalam
Cambodia
Indonesia

18:30-19:30 Dinner
TimeProgram
08:00 – 09:00Breakfast
09:00 – 10:10Theme II: Rural Revitalization & Targeted Poverty Alleviation

Moderator: Ms. Lu Jixia, Professor of College of Humanities and Development Studies, China Agricultural University

Speaker: Ms. Wu Jin, Professor of College of Humanities and Development Studies, China Agricultural University
10:10 – 10:30 Tea Break
10:30 – 12:30Country Presentation II

Moderator: Ms. Lu Jixia, Professor of College of Humanities and Development Studies, China Agricultural University

Lao PDR
Malaysia
Myanmar
The Philippines
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 14:30 Noon Break
14:30 – 17:30Experiencing the Yao Culture (Tea break during 16:00-16:20)

Coordinators: Mr. Wang Anran, Programme Officer of Action Against Poverty (AAP) and Mr. Zhou Zhixue, Managing Director of Xishuangbanna Yaojia Rainforest Tourism Cooperative (XYRTC)

18:30-19:30 Dinner
TimeProgram
08:00 – 09:00 Breakfast
09:00 – 10:10 Theme III: Development Planning of Rural Community, taking Hebian integrated poverty governance as an example

Moderator: Ms. Lu Jixia, Professor of College of Humanities and Development Studies, China Agricultural University

Speaker: Mr. Li Xiaoyun, Dean of China Institute for South-South Cooperation in Agriculture (CISSCA), Professor of China Agricultural University
10:10 – 10:30 Tea break
10:30 – 12:30 Country Presentation III

Moderator: Ms. Lu Jixia, Professor of College of Humanities and Development Studies, China Agricultural University

Singapore
Thailand
Viet Nam
12:30 – 13:30Lunch
13:30 – 14:30 Noon Break
14:00 – 15:30 Country Presentation IV

Moderator: Ms. Wu Jin, Professor of College of Humanities and Development Studies, China Agricultural University

PRC
Japan
ROK
15:30 – 15:50Tea Break
16:00 – 17:30 Group Discussions and Presentation
Elements, challenges and coping strategy of rural vitalization

Facilitators: Prof. Li Xiaoyun, Prof. Wu Jin and Prof. Lu Jixia
18:30 – 19:30Dinner
20:00 – 21:00Campfire Party
08:00 – 09:00Breakfast
09:00 – 09:30 Leave Hebian Village for Naka Village
09:30 – 12:00Visit Naka Village and Interaction with Villagers
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 15:00 Return to Hebian Village and Noon Break
15:00 – 16:00 Roundtable: Problems and Solutions for Rural Development

Moderator: Ms. Lu Jixia, Professor of College of Humanities and Development Studies, China Agricultural University

Lead Discussion, Q&A: Prof. Li Xiaoyun and Ing. Dr. Dieter Albrecht ADB-PRC expert (TBC)
16:00 – 16:30 Tea Break
16:30 – 17:00 Wrap-up and Evaluation

  • Overall evaluation

  • Problems and suggestions

  • Discussions of follow-up programmes


Facilitators: IPRCC, Prof. Lu Jixia
18:30 – 19:30Dinner
TimeProgram
07:30 – 08:30 Breakfast and Check-out
08:30 – 10:30 Travel to Menglun Township of Mengla County
10:30 – 12:30 Visit the Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 – 14:30Return to Jinghong City and Hotel Check-in
Afternoon Free Time
18:30 – 19:30 Farewell Dinner

Departure of all representatives

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