2019 FOCAC Africa-China Poverty Reduction and Development Conference

Partnership for Transformation in Africa

Kampala, Uganda   27 to 29 November, 2019

Schedule

2019-11-26

09:00-19:00

Whole day:Registration


2019-11-27

08:00-14:00

Field visit to China-FAO-Uganda Cooperation Project:

China-Uganda Agricultural Cooperation Industrial Park in Luwero Region


19:00-20:00

Welcome Reception


2019-11-28

09:00-09:30

Opening Ceremony

Moderator: H.E. Mr. Vincent Bamulangaki Ssempijja, Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Republic of Uganda

Speakers:

1. H.E. Ms. Bience Gawanas, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Special Adviser on Africa to the UN Secretary-General

2. H.E. Mr. CHEN Zhigang, Vice Minister of the State Council Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development, P. R. China (LGOP)

3.H.E. Mr. Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi, Vice President, Republic of Uganda

09:30-10:00

Group Photo and Coffee Break


10:00-11:00

Plenary Session

Moderator: H.E. Mr. Vincent Bamulangaki Ssempijja, Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Republic of Uganda

Speakers:

1. H.E. Mr. Clement Ikanade Agba, Minister of Budget and National Planning, Federal Republic of Nigeria

2. H.E. Mr. Tamba Lamina, Minister of Local Government and Rural Development, Republic of Sierra Leone

3. H.E. Ms. Angela Thoko Didiza, Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Republic of South Africa

4. H.E. Mr. Augustus J. Flomo, Deputy Minister for Economic Engagement Ministry of Finance and Development Planning, Republic of Liberia

5. H.E. Mr. Ashis Kumar Hoolass, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Social Integration and Economic Empowerment of Mauritius

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


11:00-12:00

Keynote Speeches

Moderator: Ambassador Beatrice K. Pacunega Manano, Chief of Policy Analysis and Monitoring Branch , United Nations Office of the Special Adviser on Africa (OSAA)

 

Presentations:

1. China’s Poverty Alleviation Strategies and Practices

Mr. WANG Guangcai, Deputy Director General, Department of Policy and Regulation, the State Council Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development, P. R. China (LGOP)

2. Putting Children First in Development

Mr. Mohamed Malick Fall, Regional Director, UNICEF Eastern and Southern Africa

3. China Facilitates African Transformation & Development

Mr. ZHANG Yi, Deputy Director General, China International Center for Economic and Technical Exchanges, Ministry of Commerce of P.R. China (CICETE)

4. Uganda’s Partnership with China: What has worked, What hasn’t worked and What lessons can be learnt?

Prof. Pamela Mbabazi, Chairperson, National Planning Authority of Uganda

5. China’s Poverty Alleviation and Development Experiences and its Implications to Transformation in Africa

Prof. ZHANG Qi, Beijing Normal University, People’s Republic of China

6. The Drivers of Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa Countries and their Alleviation Mechanisms

Mr. Moges Logaw Tessema, Research Affairs Director, The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Meles Zenawi Leadership Academy



12:00-13:30

Lunch


14:00-17:30

Plenary Session: National Pathways to Child Poverty Reduction

Hosted by: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF),

International Poverty Reduction Center in China (IPRCC)


14:00-14:10

Opening Remarks 

Moderator: Ms. Christina Popivanova, Chief of Social Policy, UNICEF Office to China

 

Speakers:

1. Dr. Doreen Mulenga, UNICEF Representative to Uganda

Ms. ZHANG Guangping, Deputy Director-General, International Poverty Reduction Center in China


14:10-14:55

Presentations: National Pathways to Combatting Child Poverty

Moderator: Ms. Christina Popivanova, Chief of Social Policy, UNICEF Office to China

 

1. China’s Pathways to Economic Growth and Child Development: History and the Way Ahead

Dr. YU Jiantuo, Deputy Secretary-General, China Development Research Foundation

2. Morocco’s Experience on Multidimensional Measurement of Child Poverty and Partnership

Mr. Abdelkader Teto, Head of Surveys and Methods Division, National Observatory of Human Development (ONDH)

3. Towards More Child-sensitive Social Protection for Human Development in Egypt

Prof. Sherine H. AL- Shawarby, Director of Economic Research, EgyPols- Polls and Policies for Egypt

4. Tanzania’s Productive Social Safety Net – PSSN Programme

Mr. Ladislaus Mwamanga, Executive Director, Tanzania Social Action Fund


14:55-15:10

Q&A


15:10-15:20

Coffee Break


15:20-16:10

Presentations (cont.): National Pathways to Combatting Child Poverty

 

5. Comprehensive Child Poverty Reduction Program in Hubei Province, China

Ms. Li Xin, Director of Foreign Affairs Division, International Poverty Reduction Center in China

6. Malawi’s Planning and Financing of Social Cash Transfers and Public Works Programs

Mr. Dalitso Kalimba, Deputy Director of Poverty Reduction and Social Protection, Ministry of Finance, Malawi

7. Multidimensional Child Poverty in Ethiopia

Mr. Alebel Dessie Moges, Deputy Director General and Social Policy Study Cluster Head, Policy Studies Institute, Ethiopia

8. Multidimensional Child Poverty in Sierra Leone

Mr. Sonnia-Magba Bu-Buakei Jabbi, Director of Demographic, Health and Social Statistics and Head of Research and Innovation, Statistics Sierra Leone

9. Poverty Reduction and Deprivation in Uganda

Dr. Sarah Ssewanyana, Executive Director, Economic Policy Research Centre, Uganda


16:10-16:30

Q&A


16:30-17:00

Panel Discussion: The Way Forward

Moderator: Ms. Christina Popivanova, Chief of Social Policy, UNICEF Office to China

 

Panelists:

1. Dr. Diego Angemi, Chief of Social Policy, UNICEF Uganda

Dr. Yu Jiantuo, Deputy Secreatry-General China Development Research Foundation


17:00-17:30

Q&A and Conclusion


18:00-19:30

Dinner


2019-11-29

09:00-17:30

Plenary Session: Regional Dialogue in Africa on Global Poverty Reduction Partnership

Hosted by: International Poverty Reduction Center in China (IPRCC)

China Internet Information Center (CIIC)

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

World Food Programme (WFP)


09:00-09:10

Theme I: Knowledge Sharing for Innovative Global Partnerships

Moderator: Mr. Maurizio Navarra, South-South and Triangular Cooperation Specialist, IFAD


Opening Remarks

1. Introduction from sub-forum moderator, Mr. Maurizio Navarra, South-South and Triangular Cooperation Specialist, IFAD

2.Welcome remarks by Ms. ZHANG Guangping, International Poverty Reduction Center in China (IPRCC)


09:10-10:00

How technological innovations have helped accelerating poverty reduction and eradicating hunger (10 min each)

1. Dr. Amgad Elmahdi, Head of MENA Region, Principal Researcher, International Water Management Institute (IMWI)

2. Dr. John Jagwe, Uganda Country Manager, Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)

3. Examples of IFAD’s Experience in Implementing Technological Innovations in its Project Portfolio

Ms. WANG Wei, Director, Global Engagement and South-South and Triangular Cooperation, IFAD

4. Case from WFP

Mr. Edouard Nizeyimana, Senior Partnerships Officer, Rome-based Agencies and Committee on World Food Security

5. Case from FAO

Representative from FAO Uganda Office

6. Leveraging Technology for Community Transformation

Mr. Sean Granville-Ross, Regional Director for Africa, Mercy Corps


10:00-10:10

Q&A and Comments

Commentator: Mr. Maurizio Navarra, South-South and Triangular Cooperation Specialist, IFAD


10:10-10:30

Launch the English and French Version of the Video Series of “Path to Prosperity”

Launch the English, French and Arabic Versions of “A Foreign Lens: How Global Partners View China's Poverty Alleviation Efforts”


10:30-11:00

Coffee Break and Launch the Swahili Version of “Simple Technology, Big Harvest” Video


11:00-12:30

Theme II: Exchanges of Best Practices of Global Poverty Reduction

Moderator: Ms. Elsie Attafuah, Resident Representative of UNDP Uganda


Case Presentations:

1. South-South Cooperation, Promote Poverty Reduction and Sustainable Development: Case Study on China-FAO-Uganda South-South Cooperation

Mr. YANG Yi, Director General, Foreign Economic Cooperation Center, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, P. R. China

2. Case from IFAD: Rural Solutions Portal

Mr. Maurizio Navarra, South-South and Triangular Cooperation Specialist, IFAD

3. Love without Borders, People to People Connectivity -- Practices of China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation on Poverty Reduction Cooperation in Africa

Mr. LIU Wenkui, Vice President and Executive Director, China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation

4. Case from Uganda

Representative from Ministry of Finance, Republic of Uganda

5. Lead China-Africa Investment Cooperation and Promote World Poverty Alleviation

Mr. HOU Linfeng, Senior Manager in Kenya, China-Africa Development Fund

6. Case from the Danish Embassy in Uganda (TBC)

Representative from the Danish Embassy in Uganda

 

Launch the Second Call for “The Global Solicitation on Best-Practice Poverty Reduction Cases” Campaign

Representatives from IPRCC, FAO, IFAD and WFP


12:30-13:30

Lunch


13:30-18:00

Free time and departure of some participants


18:00-19:30

Dinner


2019-11-30

09:00-19:00

Whole Day:Departure of all participants


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