Workshops & Trainings

The People’ Republic of China (PRC)-Japan-The Republic of Korea (ROK) Rural Vitalization Experiences: Implications for ASEAN Countries

25 Jun 2019 Nanning, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region

The workshop was hosted by the International Poverty Reduction Center in China (IPRCC) and co-organized by China Institute for South-South Cooperation in Agriculture (CISSCA). The ADB-PRC Regional Knowledge Sharing Initiative and Guangxi Foreign Capital Poverty Reduction Project Management Center supported the event. The workshop objective was to gather experts in the field of rural development from the Plus Three countries (the PRC, Japan, ROK) to share their experiences in tackling rural development challenges. Four topics were covered: rural vitalization strategies and policies in the Plus Three countries, industrial development and rural income generation in rural areas, social organizations and services in rural communities; and potential development cooperation with ASEAN countries.

Forty-five scholars from the Plus Three countries, officials from the PRC, ASEAN countries, representatives from the ADB and IPRCC, and media attended the event. Experts from ASEAN and international organizations joined as discussants or observers. The workshop would produce a vision and actions for rural vitalization in the three countries and beyond. Opportunities for future collaborations among the Plus Three with ASEAN countries would be explored to speed up rural development and reduce poverty.

Agenda:
TimeProgram
08:00-08:30Registration of Participants
08:30-09:00Opening and Strategic Context

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

Opening Remarks:

  • Ms. Zhang Guangping, Deputy Director General, International Poverty Reduction Center in China (IPRCC)

  • Dr./Prof. Tang Lixia, Deputy Dean of China Institute for South-South Cooperation in Agriculture (CISSCA)/College of Humanities and Development Studies, China Agricultural University (CAU)

09:00-10:30Session I: Strategies and Policies of China-Japan-Korea Rural Vitalization

Moderator: Prof. Tang Lixia, Deputy Dean of China Institute for South-South Cooperation in Agriculture (CISSCA)

Speakers:

  • Prof. Li Xiaoyun, Honorary Dean of China Institute for South-South Cooperation in Agriculture (CISSCA), CAU

  • Prof. Yoshiaki Nishikawa, Dean of Graduate School of Economics, Ryukoku University

  • Dr. Myungsoo Lee, Former Vice Minister of Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs of Korea; Chief Representative of Global Agro-Network, Korea


Discussants

  • Mr. CHREAY Pom, Director General of Technical Affair, Ministry of Rural Development, Cambodia

  • Dr. Dong Le, Poverty Reduction and Innovation Officer, FAO Representation in China


Open Discussions
10:30-11:00Tea/ Coffee Break and Group Photo
11:00-12:30Session II: Industrial Development and Rural Income Generation in China-Japan-Korea rural areas

Moderator: Ms. Li Xin, Director of Foreign Affairs Division, International Poverty Reduction Center in China (IPRCC)

Speakers:

  • Prof. Han Yijun, China Agricultural University

  • Prof. Takano Masao, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University

  • Dr. Taejin Kwon, GS&J Institute

  • Dr. Sotaro INOUE, Policy Research Institute, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Japan


Discussants

  • Representative from Lao PDR

  • Sun Yinhong, Country Program Officer, IFAD China Office


Open Discussions
12:30-14:00Lunch Break
14:00-15:30Session III: Social Organizations and Social Services in China-Japan-Korea Rural Communities

Moderator: Mr. Lu Liqun, Director of Cooperation Division, International Poverty Reduction Center in China (IPRCC)

Speakers

  • Dr. Hu Zhiquan, Researcher at Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences

  • Dr. Taro Hirai, Graduate School of Hirosaki University

  • Prof. Taeyeon Kim, Dongkuk University

  • Prof. Do-Hyun Han, Academy of Korean Studies


Discussants

  • Prof. Yang Xiaoqiang, Dean of ASEAN Research Institute, Guangxi Minzu University

  • Representative from Thailand


Open Discussions
15:30-15:50 Tea/ Coffee Break
15:50-17:20Session IV: Potential Development Cooperation among China-Japan-Korea with Partner Developing Countries

Moderator: Ms. Li Linyi, Deputy Director of International Exchange Division, International Poverty Reduction Center in China (IPRCC)

Speakers:

  • Dr. Xu Liping, Deputy Director of Research Division, International Poverty Reduction Center in China (IPRCC)

  • Dr. Gen Furuhashi, Policy Research Institute, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Japan

  • Dr. Jang Heo, Korea Rural Economic Institute (KREI)

  • Dr. Noriko Ito, Policy Research Institute, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in Japan (PRIMAFF)


Discussants

  • Dr. Zhang Chun, Professor, Institute of International Relations, Yunan University

  • Representative from Indonesia


Open Discussions
17:20-17:30Closing and Ways Forward
Dr. Zhang Chuanhong, Director of Center for International Development Aid Studies, China Institute for South-South Cooperation in Agriculture, CAU CN

All participants are welcomed to join the 13th ASEAN-China Forum on Social Development and Poverty Reduction as observers.

26-27 June (1.5 days): Plenary Conference

28 June: Field Visit of Rural Development Projects

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