On 29 May, Deputy Director One of the CAREC Institute, Dr. Huang Jingjing spoke at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Sub-Forum entitled Joint Efforts Towards Poverty Reduction and Sustainable Development, which was held in Yangling, Shaanxi Province, the People’s Republic of China (PRC). Dr. Huang presented the related research findings and knowledge sharing activities of the CAREC Institute on the PRC’s digitalization development and its impact on poverty reduction with other countries.
During her presentation, Dr. Huang Jingjing highlighted that CAREC economies, like many other nations in the world, have made great progress in poverty reduction and welfare improvement in the past few decades, but poverty has remained a serious curse. The PRC is successfully applying digital technologies for poverty reduction and the economic development of rural communities. There is a growing need to share lessons learned and success stories from the PRC with other countries of the CAREC region in order to achieve global targets on poverty reduction. “As a knowledge hub for the CAREC Program, the CAREC Institute contributes to global poverty reduction through the facilitation of policy dialogue, evidence-based research, capacity-building, knowledge-sharing, and networking and partnership with renowned think tanks and academia,” said Dr. Huang.
The Sub-Forum was one of the three concurrent sessions under the plenary SCO Forum on Poverty Reduction and Sustainable Development Program, which was jointly organized by the Good-Neighborliness, Friendship and Cooperation Commission of the SCO, the National Rural Revitalization Administration of the PRC, and the People’s Government of Shaanxi Province. Ms. Shen Yueyue, Vice-chairperson of the National Committee of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and Chairperson of the Good-Neighborliness, Friendship and Cooperation Commission of the SCO, Mr. Jamshid Kuchkarov, Deputy Prime Minister of Uzbekistan, Mr. Mirza Muhammad Afridi, Deputy Chairman of the Senate of Pakistan, Ms. Zhyldyz Polotova, Vice Minister of Labor, Social Security and Immigration of the Kyrgyz Republic, and other high-level officials and renowned guests participated in the forum.