The 2020 Extraordinary Association of Southeast Nations (ASEAN)- China Social Development and Poverty Reduction Forum


SEHS' Shamit Chakravarti on 29 July shared ADB’s social protection program in the Philippines, emphasizing the fundamentals of good social protection system would remain the same whether in normal or pandemic time. Speakers from regional countries provided updates on their poverty alleviation developments, discussed measures to control the pandemic and to restore and enhance people’s well-being. Over 80 participants attended the forum.






Opening Ceremony (10 mins each)

Ms.SU Guoxia, Director General of the Department of General Affairs, Spokesperson of the Chinese State Council Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development (LGOP): Briefing on China’s poverty alleviation progress and policy measures fighting against COVID-19

Dr. LIU Junwen,


H.E. Kung Phoak, Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN Secretariat

H.E. DENG Xijun, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the People's Republic of China to ASEAN


Representatives from the ASEAN countries (6 mins each)

Mr. Chreay Pom, Director General of Ministry of Rural Development, Cambodia

Dr. Sita Sumrit ASEAN Secretariat

Mr. Mulyadin Malik, Acting Director of Rural Area Facilities and Infrastructure Development, Ministry of Village, Disadvantaged Regions and Transmigration, Indonesia

Mr. Kham Ouane Khamphoukeo, Acting Director General of Department of Rural Development and Cooperatives, Laos

Mrs. Siti Zaharah binti Omar, Deputy Under Secretary of

Strategic Planning Division, Ministry of Rural Development, Malaysia

Mr. Khant Zaw, Director General of Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation, Department of Rural Development, Myanmar

H.E. Noel K. Felongco, Director-General of National Anti-poverty Commission of the Philippines

Mr. Richard Tan, Senior Director of Ministry of Social and Family Development, Women Development and International Relations Division, Singapore

Dr. Wasana Techavijitsarn, Director of ASEAN Unit, Foreign Affairs Division, Ministry of Interior, Thailand


Representatives from International Organizations (5 mins each)

Mr. CHEN Dehai, Secretary-General of China-ASEAN Center







Dr. TAN Weiping


Ms. Beate Trankmann, Resident Representative /Country Director of UNDP China

Dr. Marielza Oliveira, FAO Representative (a.i.) in China

Dr. Martin Raiser, World Bank Country Director for China and Mongolia, and Director for Korea

Dr. QU Sixi, Representative/Country Director of WFP China

Mr. Shamit Chakravarti, Principal Social Sector Specialist, Asian Development Bank (Manila)

Mr. SUN Yinhong, Officer-in-Charge and Country Program Officer, IFAD China Office

Ms. Christina Popivanova, Chief of Social Policy and Reform for Children, UNICEF Office for China


Closing Ceremony

Dr. TAN Weiping, Deputy Director General of International Poverty Reduction Center in China (IPRCC)

Dr. TAN Weiping


H.E. Chivoan SAO, Secretary of state, Ministry of Rural Development, Cambodia