Joint Efforts on Knowledge Sharing to Promote Global Poverty Reduction Governance

Over the past two decades, many low-income countries have grown into middle-income countries. Despite GDP growth, the challenge of making growth more inclusive remains. The forum discusses ways to share best practices in poverty alleviation, and will bring together more than 100 government officials, representatives from international organizations, academia, private sector, and the media. The winner list of the “Global Solicitation and Challenge Prize on Best-Practice Poverty Reduction Cases” will be released. The second call for the solicitation campaign will be launched, as well as the Chinese and English versions of “A Foreign Lens: How Global Partners View China’s Poverty Alleviation Efforts”. The forum and the campaign is co-sponsored by the ADB, China Internet Information Center (CIIC), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), International Poverty Reduction Center in China (IPRCC), World Bank (WB), and the World Food Programme (WFP).

Agenda:

TimeProgram
0800 – 0820Registration
0830 – 0850Opening Session: Strengthening Cooperation, Sharing Development Experiences
0830 – 0850Opening Remarks

Moderator:
china.org.cn

  • Mr. Fang Zhenghui, Vice President of China International Publishing Group on behalf of the hosts

  • H.E. Ms. Victoria Kwakwa, Vice President, East Asia and the Pacific, the World Bank. (video message)

  • H.E. Mr. Guo Weimin, Vice Minister of State Council Information Office of the PRC

  • H.E. Ambassador Nicholas Rosellini, UN Resident Coordinator


0850 – 0900Ceremony
Announce winners of the Global Solicitation and Challenge Prize on Best Poverty Reduction Practices.
Launch the second call of the Global Solicitation on Best Poverty Reduction Practices.
Book launch, A Foreign Lens: How Global Partners View China’s Poverty Alleviation Efforts.
0900 – 0910Display videos of the Global Solicitation and Senegal winner
0910 – 1010Keynote Speeches:

  • Mr. Zuo Changsheng, Director General of Department of Development and Guidance, State Council Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development of the PRC; Director General of International Poverty Reduction Center in China

  • Mr. Liu Weihua, Deputy Director General of Department of International Economic and Financial Cooperation, Ministry of Finance of the PRC

  • Mr. Ruslan Yemtsov, Human Development Program Leader for the PRC, Mongolia and the Republic of Korea, WB

  • Ms. Yolanda Fernandez Lommen, Country Director, PRC Resident Mission concurrently Country Director, Mongolia Resident Mission, ADB

  • Ms. Yao Xiangjun, Regional Programme Leader, FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

  • Mr. Matteo Marchisio, IFAD Representative in the PRC, Country Director for the Republic of Korea and Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

  • Mr. Zhao Bing, Director & Global Coordinator of Purchase for Progress Programme, WFP

1010 – 1040Tea Break
1040 – 1200Plenary Session

Moderator:

  • Ms. Zhang Guangping, Deputy Director General of IPRCC

  • Mr. Wang Xiaohui, Editor-in-chief of CIIC.

  • Ms. Wang Wei, Director, Asia and the Pacific Liaison Office (APL), Special Adviser to the President, Global Engagement, Partnership and Resource Mobilization Division, IFAD

  • H.E. Mr. Alvin Laurence, Principal Secretary for Poverty Alleviation, Ministry of Family Affairs, Seychelles

  • Mr. Li Guoqiang, Researcher at Development Research Center of the State Council, Director General of Chinese Voices Think Tank


Questions and Answers
1200 – 1400Lunch
Parallel Session A
The PRC’s Poverty Alleviation Experience Contributes to Global Poverty Reduction
Jointly organized by WB and ADB
1400 – 1510The PRC Experience

Moderator:
Ms. Qun Li, Senior Agriculture Economist, WB

Opening Remarks:

  • Mr. Ruslan Yemtsov, Human Development Program Leader for the PRC, Mongolia and the Republic of Korea, WB

  • Mr. Martin Raiser, WB Country Director for the PRC (video message)


Presentations:
Global and the PRC’s Poverty Monitoring – Past, Current and Future
Ms. Chen Shaohua, Former Lead Statistician, The Development Economics Research Group, WB; Professor of Economics, Xiamen University

Central Role of Human Capital in Poverty Reduction: Experience of the PRC in the Global Context
Mr. Ruslan Yemtsov, Human Development Program Leader for the PRC, Mongolia and the Republic of Korea, WB.

Targeted Poverty Alleviation Effectiveness Assessment and Its Innovation Mechanism in the PRC
Mr. Liu Yansui, Fellow of the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), Director, Center for Assessment and Research on Targeted Poverty Alleviation, Chinese Academy of Science.

WB Poverty 5 Project–CDD Practice: A Case Study
Mr. Cao Wendao, Senior Agriculture Economist, Agriculture Global Practice EAP Country Unit, WB.

Discussant:
Ms. Tang Lixia, Professor, China Agricultural University; Deputy Dean of China Institute for South-South Cooperation in Agriculture.

Questions and Answers
1510 – 1530Tea Break
1530 – 1700Global Experience

Moderator:

  • Ms. Akiko Hagiwara<, Principal Economist, ADB

  • H.E. Ms. Shahista Sohail, Secretary, Poverty Alleviation and Social Security Division, Pakistan


Presentations:
Poverty Reduction in Asia: Developments and Challenges
Mr. Wan Guanghua, Director, Institute of World Economy, Fudan University
The Role of Governance in Poverty Reduction
Mr. Bruno Carrasco, Chief of Governance Thematic Group, ADB
A Nepal Case – Strengthening Public Management
Ms. Rachana Shrestha, Senior Public Management Officer, Nepal Resident Mission, ADB
The Role of Social Protection in Poverty Reduction
Ms. Karin Schelzig, Principal Social Sector Specialist, ADB
Small Technology, Big Harvest: A Tanzania–China South–South Cooperation Case
Ms. Tang Lixia, Professor, China Agricultural University; Deputy Dean of China Institute for South-South Cooperation in Agriculture

Discussant:
Mr. Ruslan Yemtsov, Human Development Program Leader for the PRC, Mongolia and the Republic of Korea, WB.

Questions and Answers

Closing Remarks:
Ms. Akiko Hagiwara, Principal Economist, ADB.
Parallel Session B
RBA-The PRC Poverty Reduction Solution on Smallholder Farmers Access to Markets
Jointly organized by FAO, IFAD, and WFP
1400 – 1420Moderator:
Mr. Matteo Marchisio, IFAD Representative in the PRC, and Country Director for the Republic of Korea and Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Opening Remarks:
Mr. Zhao Bing, Director & Global Coordinator for the Purchase for Progress Programme, WFP
1420–1520Mechanisms to Improve Smallholder Famers Access to Markets

Mechanism and Impact of E-Commerce for Poverty Reduction
Prof. Nie Fengying, Deputy Director, Agricultural Information Institute of China Academy of Agricultural Sciences

Purchase for Progress: Connecting Smallholder Farmers to Markets
Mr. Zhao Bing, Director & Global Coordinator for the Purchase for Progress Programme, WFP

Value Chain Model for Poverty Reduction
Prof. Wang Yanlei, College of Humanities and Development Studies, China Agricultural University

Sharing Knowledge on Social Protection for Smallholder Farmers’ Inclusion
Ms. Juliana Gargiulo, Consultant, Office of South-South and Triangular Cooperation (OSS), Programme Support and Technical Cooperation Department (PS), FAO

Poverty Reduction Outlook Post-2020
Prof. Zhang Qi, Dean of China Institute for Poverty Reduction, Beijing Normal University

Questions and Answers
1520 – 1540Tea Break
1540 – 1640Case Studies to Increase Smallholder Farmers Access to Markets

Public-Private-Producer Partnership (4P Model) Brings Smallholder Farmers on Board to Sustainable Poverty Reduction – A Case Study of IFAD Project in Shiyan, Hubei Province
Mr. Zhao Lihua, Deputy Director, Office of International Cooperation, Department of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Hubei Province

Gender-Responsive Poverty Alleviation – A Case Study of Strengthening Yi Ethnic Minority Women’s Mohong Embroidery Production Skills in Yunnan Province 6
Mr.Xiao Xin, Vice Governor, Mohong Town

Enhancing Farmers’ Skills Through Participatory Trainings at Farmers’ Field School – A Case Study of Rong’an County, Guangxi Province
Mr. Dong Le, Poverty Reduction and Innovation Officer, FAO the PRC

From “Neixiang 5+” Poverty Reduction Mode to UNDP Poverty Reduction and Sustainable Development Program
Mr. Yang Shuguang, 2019 National Poverty Alleviation Award Winner, Neixiang County Mayor

Chinese Herbal Medicine Industry Promotes the Development of Povertystricken Areas – A Case Study of Rhodiola Cultivation
Ms. Feng Shuai, Chairman of Shanghai Inoherb, Founder of Shanghai Inoberb Charity Foundation

Questions and Answers
1640 – 1700Closing Remarks:
Ms. Yao Xiangjun, Regional Programme Leader, FAO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

Sharing and Promoting Cooperation, Joining Hands in Poverty Reduction

On May 23, 2018, the 2018 China International Forum on Poverty Reduction will take place in Beijing with the theme of “Sharing and Promoting Cooperation, Joining Hands in Poverty Reduction”. During the forum, ADB, China Internet Information Center (CIIC), International Poverty Reduction Center in China (IPRCC) and other international organizations will jointly announce the “Global Solicitation and Challenge Prize on Best Poverty Reduction Practices,” seeking 100 original and outstanding poverty reduction case studies from the PRC and other countries. As the first global campaign of such, this challenge prize aims at innovating and deepening the global partnerships on poverty reduction. 

Agenda:

TimeProgram
08:30 – 9:00 Participant Registration
09:00 – 10:10 Opening Ceremony: Strengthening Cooperation, Sharing Development Experiences
09:00 – 9:10Moderator: from China.org.cn.
Introduction of Distinguished Guests.

Opening Remarks.
Fang Zhenghui, Vice President of China International Publishing Group on behalf of the hosts.
09:10 – 10:10Keynote Speeches (10 min/person):
Chen Zhigang, Deputy Director of the State Council Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development.

Sharing Experience in Poverty Reduction, Facilitating South-South Exchanges and Cooperation
Bekele Debele, Acting Country Director for China, Mongolia and Korea, World Bank.

Poverty Reduction through Agricultural Development and Innovative Partnerships
Dr. Vincent Martin, FAO Representative in China and DPR Korea.

Partnering and Sharing Knowledge is to Achieve Sustainable Development
Matteo Marchisio, Country Director and IFAD Representative for China and Mongolia.

Join Hands for Poverty Reduction through Innovative South-South Cooperation
Dr. Qu Sixi, Representative of WFP China Office.

Promoting Cooperation to Combat Poverty
Benedict Bingham, Country Director, Resident Mission in the PRC, Asian Development Bank.
10:10-10:20 Launch the Global Solicitation and Challenge Prize on Best Poverty Reduction Practices campaign (after broadcasting the concept video)
10:20-10:40Tea break
10:40-12:00Session 1: Enhance Knowledge Sharing, Join Hands for Poverty Reduction Governance

Host: Bekele Debele, Acting Country Director for the PRC, Mongolia and the Republic of Korea, World Bank

Introduction of the PRC’s Poverty Alleviation Progress and Experience During the Past 40 Years
Dr. Tan Weiping, Deputy Director General of IPRCC

Introduction of How the PRC’s Poverty Alleviation Cases Are Developed, Shared and Communicated Globally (Including Brief Introduction of the Global Poverty Reduction Online Knowledge Sharing Database and the Basic Requirement for the Global Solicitation Campaign.)
Wang Xiaohui, Editor-in-Chief of CIIC

Recent Trends in Global Poverty Reduction and Challenges
Samuel Freije-Rodriguez, Lead Economist of Poverty & Equity Global Practice Bureau in World Bank

Shared Development Index and Poverty Alleviation
Zhang Qi, Dean of China Institute for Poverty Reduction Research, Beijing Normal University

Asia’s Technological Progress, Jobs, and Poverty Reduction
Akiko Terada-Hagiwara, Principal Economist of East Asia Department, ADB.

Question & Answer
12:00-13:30Lunch
13:30-14:50 Session 2: Information Technology Sharing and Poverty Reduction Practice

Host: Maya Takagi, Deputy Director of FAO Strategic Programme to Reduce Rural Poverty

E-commerce enterprises and Internet experts introduce the PRC’s good practice of Internet aided poverty alleviation. Representatives from international organizations introduce their international cooperation projects in the PRC and discuss how to introduce the PRC’s good practice of Internet aided poverty alleviation to the rest of the world.

Internet + Farmer Field School to Reduce Poverty

GF Securities’ Poverty Relief Overview
Zhang Shaohua, Chief Supervisor of Guangfa Securities

Farmer Field School and the Development of Pollution-free Agricultural Products
Xu Xiang, Director and Senior Agronomist, Plant Protection Station, Sichuan Provincial Agricultural Department

Farmer Field School Project in Yunnan
Li Yahong, Director, Plant Protection and Inspection Station of Yunnan

Typical Cases Show (from Global Poverty Reduction Online Knowledge Sharing Database)

The PRC-Tanzanian Agricultural Cooperation and Poverty Reduction in the Field: Fostering Endogenous Development Capacity
Xu Xiuli, Deputy Dean of CISSCA

P4P in Zambia, WFP’s ICT-based Technology Application for Poverty Reduction
Dr. Zhao Bing, Global Coordinator for Purchase for Progress Program

The Poverty Alleviation Mode of Village Level Organic Agriculture in Lingqiu County of Shanxi Province – An Example of the Village of Chehe
Zhang Qiang, Party Secretary of Lingqiu County, Shanxi Province

Innovative Practice on E-Commerce Poverty Alleviation of JD Group
Yan Yan, Deputy Director of JD Group CPC Office, Officer in Charge of Poverty Alleviation

Question & Answer
14:50-15:10Tea break
15:10-16:45Session 3: Sharing and Innovation of Poverty Alleviation Mechanisms

Host: Akiko Terada-Hagiwara, Principal Economist, East Asia Department, ADB

To Develop the Seed Industry and Benefit the People all over the World — The Advanced Agriculture Technology Facilitates Poverty Alleviation
He Jiuchun, Senior Economist and Vice President of Yuan Longping High-tech Agriculture Co., Ltd.

Agricultural Internet + Pilot Project Innovation by Service Design – Collaborative Course of Tsinghua University and FAO
Fu Zhiyong, Associate Professor at Department of Information Arts and Design, Director of Service Design Institute, Academy of Arts and Design, Tsinghua University

Think Tank Promotes Poverty Reduction in Countries Along the Belt and Road
Xu Yunfeng, Executive Director of China Voices Think Tank, Senior Researcher from Institute of China’s Economic Reform & Development in Renmin University

Poverty Reduction Through Vocational Training
Wen Bo, Brand Communication Director of BNVS.

How to Encourage the Public Participation in Targeted Poverty Reduction
Lv Jingfeng, Secretary General of the Belt and Road Fund in Beijing International Peace Culture Foundation

Poverty Reduction Through Developing Public-Private-Producers Partnerships (4P)
Sun Yinhong, Country Program Officer of IFAD

Question & Answer
16:45-17:00Forum Conclusion

Innovate the International Poverty Alleviation Cooperation Mechanism and Join Hands to Achieve UN’s Sustainable Development Goals
Maya Takagi, Deputy director of FAO Strategic Programme to Reduce Rural Poverty

Share the PRC’s Experience in Poverty Reduction and Contribute to Poverty Alleviation in the World
Zhang Guangping, Deputy Director General of IPRCC
17:00CIIC, IPRCC, World Bank, FAO, IFAD, WFP and ADB representatives present gifts in the lucky draw, announce the closing of the forum and advance notice on Rome Workshop in June.

Developing and Sharing Governance Solutions to Reduce Poverty

Over the past two decades, many low-income countries have grown into middle-income countries. Despite GDP growth, the challenge of making growth more inclusive remains. The forum discussed ways to share best practices in poverty alleviation, bringing together more than 100 delegates from 7 countries, 16 international organizations, academia, private sector, and the media. The Global Poverty Reduction Online Knowledge Sharing Database, an international repository of successful innovative solutions, was launched at the forum. This database is managed by the International Poverty Reduction Center in China (IPRCC) and the China Internet Information Center (CIIC), supported by ADB, World Bank, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, and private sector partners.

Agenda:
TimeProgram
08:30 – 09:00 Participant Registration
09:00 – 10:10Opening Ceremony
09:00 – 09:10Introduction of Distinguished Guests
Chair: Wang Xiaohui, Editor-in-Chief of CIIC
09:10 – 10:10Keynote Speeches:
Sharing Experience through Creative Communication of Poverty Reduction Stories
Guo Weimin, Vice Minister of State Council Information Office
Share the PRC’s Experiences on Poverty Reduction; Promote Global Poverty Alleviation Governance
Chen Zhigang, Deputy Director of the State Council Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development
International Application of the PRC’s Poverty Reduction Experiences
Bert Hofman, World Bank’s Country Director for the PRC, Mongolia and the Republic of Korea
Accelerating the Global Eradication of Extreme Poverty through South-South Cooperation
Vincent Martin, FAO Representative in the PRC and DPR Korea
Sharing the Development Experience of the PRC
Benedict Bingham, Country Director, ADB PRC Resident Mission
Investing in Rural People: Inclusive Rural Finance
Hoonae Kim, Director, Asia and the Pacific Division, Program Management Department, IFAD.
10:10 – 10:25 Launching Ceremony of Global Poverty Reduction Online Knowledge Sharing Database for the Global Poverty Reduction and Inclusive Growth Portal (GPIG)


  • Guo Weimin, Vice Minister of State Council Information Office

  • Chen Zhigang, Vice Minister of the State Council Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development

  • Zhang Fuhai, President of China International Publishing Group

  • Zuo Changsheng, Director General of IPRCC

  • Wang Xiaohui, Editor-in-Chief of CIIC; BertHofman, World Bank’s Country Director for China, Mongolia and Korea

  • Vincent Martin, FAO Representative in the PRC and DPR Korea

  • Benedict Bingham, Country Director, ADB PRC Resident Mission

  • Hoonae Kim, Director, Asia and the Pacific Division, Program Management Department, IFAD

10:25 – 10:40Coffee Break
10:40 – 12:00 Session 2: Theme Discussion: Developing and Sharing Governance Solutions to Reduce Poverty – Innovative Tools and New Progress
Chair: Bekele Debele, Program Leader of World Bank

Guest speakers:
Introduction to the One-year Development of GPIG and Its Global Poverty Reduction Online Knowledge Sharing Database
Gladys H. Morales, Poverty Reduction Economic Expert and International Coordinator of South-to-South Cooperation (IPRCC)
Video Screening – Think Innovatively for Poverty Reduction
AO and CIIC
Innovative Tools for Sharing Poverty Reduction Lessons and Experience
Sheila Jagannathan, Lead Learning Specialist, World Bank
World Bank IDF Sub Project: Case Studies of the PRC’s Projects in Africa in Terms of Addressing Poverty Reduction, Environmental and Social Impacts
Cheng Enjiang, Project Specialist

Question & Answer
12:00 – 13:30Lunch Break
13:30 – 16:00Session 3: Theme Discussion: Developing and Sharing Governance Solutions to Reduce Poverty – The PRC’s and International Experience
Chair: Paavo Eliste, Lead Agriculture Economist, World Bank

Guest speakers (15 min/person):
Experiences and Lessons Learned in Poverty Reduction from World Bank Invested Anti-poverty Projects in Africa
Christopher Finch, Senior Social Specialist, World Bank
From Evidence to Action: The Role of Impact Evaluation for Scaling up Successful Anti-poverty programmes
Natalia Winder Rossi, Deputy Director (a.i), Social Protection Team Leader and Delivery Manager, Social Policies and Rural Institutions Division, FAO
Development.Asia: A New Platform that Makes it Easier to Share Development Know-How
Carolyn Dedolph Cabrera, Principal Knowledge Sharing Specialist, ADB
China Green Poverty Reduction Index
Zhang Qi, Dean of China Center for Poverty Reduction Research, Beijing Normal University;
Tackling the New Generation of Working Poor: Issues and Intervention Models
Pun Ngai (professor) & Julia Wang (associate professor), Hong Kong University

Question & Answer
15:00 – 15:15Coffee Break
15:15 – 16:45 Chair: Niny Khor, Coordinator, ADB-PRC Regional Knowledge Sharing Initiative, ADB

Guest speakers (15 min/person):
Link of Ecommerce and Poverty Alleviation-Evidence from Taobao Village Practice of Alibaba Group
Xubei Luo, Senior Economist, World Bank
Poverty Alleviation through Honeysuckle Flowers Industry
Zhang Jianping, General Manager of Jiujianpeng Group
Practices of Logistics Poverty Reduction
Chen Haida, Board Chairman of Ada Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
Supported Employment and Poverty Reduction for the Disabled
Zhou Haibin, Executive Director of Easy Inclusion
Poverty Alleviation Cases through Inclusive Business in the PRC
Mandy Zhang, Venture Avenue Senior Associate

Question & Answer
16:45 – 17:00Closing Remarks
Vincent Martin, FAO Representative in the PRC and DPR Korea
Tan Weiping, Deputy Director General, IPRCC

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