Academic Activities
Academic Activities

International Seminar on China’s Poverty Reduction Practice Supports to AU Agenda 2063 held in Beijing

Date : Jun.30, 2021


The international seminar themed China’s Poverty Reduction Practice Supports to AU Agenda 2063 was jointly hosted by China-Africa Institute, Mission of China to the African Union (AU) and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) on 22 June 2021. The venues of the seminar were in Beijing and Addis Ababa respectively.

At the very beginning of the seminar, all participants stood in a one-minute silence tribute to Zambia’s founding President, H.E. Dr. Kenneth David Kaunda who coined the term of “all weather friendship” and had always been committed to the friendship between Zambia and China.


H.E. Ambassador Liu Yuxi, Head of Mission of China to AU and ECA, Ms. Thokozile Ruzvidzo, Director of Poverty and Social Policy Division at United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and Prof. Zhou Yunfan, Vice President of China-Africa Institute delivered the opening remarks. Prof. Wang Xiaoming, Vice President of China-Africa Institute chaired the event.


Upper leftLiu Yuxi,Upper right:Thokozile Ruzvidzo,Lower Left:Zhou Yunfan,Lower right:Wang Xiaoming

Eight speakers gave insightful presentations on the issues including China’s achievements in poverty reduction, Africa’s measures for poverty reduction and AU Agenda 2063, China-Africa cooperation in poverty reduction, poverty reduction and social development and poverty reduction and environmental protection. They were Mr. Albert Muchanga, Commissioner for Trade and Industry of African Union Commission, Prof. Yang Baorong, Director of the Division of Economic Research, China-Africa Institute, Ambassador Jean-Léon Ngangu Ilunga, Democratic Republic of Congo’s Ambassador to Ethiopia and Permanent Representative to AU and UNECA, Associate Prof. Liu Naiya, Director of the Division of Social & Cultural Studies, China-Africa Institute, Ambassador Rahamtalla M. Osman, Permanent Representative of AU to China, Mr. Stephen Ndegwa Mwangi, Executive Director of Kenya’s think tank South-South Dialogues, Prof. Tang Lixia, Deputy Dean of the College of International Development and Global Agriculture, China Agricultural University, and Ms. Edith Dinong Phaswana, Acting Head of the Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute, University of South Africa.


Upper leftAlbert Muchanga,Upper right:Yang Baorong,Lower Left:Jean-Léon Ngangu Ilunga,Lower right:Liu Naiya


Upper leftRahamtalla M. Osman,Upper right:Stephen Ndegwa Mwangi,Lower Left:Tang Lixia,Lower right:Edith Dinong Phaswana

Mr. Zhao Ke, Director of the Division of Service and Management at World Tourism Alliance, Ms. Bao Rong, Professor of the Institute of African Studies and Tin Ka Ping Educational Science Research Institute at Zhejiang Normal University and Mr. Abdeta Beyene, Executive Director of Ethiopia’s think tank CDRC provided comments respectively after the eight speakers.


UpZhao Ke middleZhao Ke downAbdeta Beyene

Ms. Mamusa Siyunyi, Representative from ECA, Prof. Wang Lincong, Vice President of China-Africa Institute and Mr. Chen Xufeng, Minister of Mission of China to AU and ECA, wrapped up the seminar with the conclusion remarks.


up Mamusa SiyunyimiddleWang Lincong downChen Xufeng

This seminar was an important event following the sustainable development seminar held in Addis Ababa in December 2019, which was co-organized by China-Africa Institute, African Union and UNECA. The participating experts reviewed the history of China’s poverty alleviation and reached the common ground that the human-centered poverty alleviation was the core principle and guideline of China’s poverty alleviation. Participants believed that China and Africa are natural allies sharing the same goal and facing the same developmental challenges. To further establish the China-Africa community with shared future for mankind, it is important for community to facilitate African countries to achieve poverty reduction, to pursue sustainable development and to promote the well being of African people. China will enhance its cooperation with African Union and United Nations Economic Commission for Africa in poverty reduction and sustainable developments. Such cooperation highlights the friendship between China and Africa and leads international aid to Africa, which contributes to the international responsibility of China.


Beijing venue


The venue of the Chinese Mission to the African Union in Addis Ababa