Seminar on Poverty Reduction through Vocational Training and Labor Transfer for Developing Countries Held in Beijing

On May 18, 2021, the Seminar on Poverty Reduction through Vocational Training and Labor Transfer for Developing Countries, hosted by the Ministry of Commerce and organized by the International Poverty Reduction Center in China (IPRCC), was held online in Beijing. Chen Runyun, Vice President of the Academy for International Business Officials (AIBO) of the Ministry of Commerce, and Zhang Huidong, Deputy Director General of the IPRCC, attended and addressed the opening ceremony.

On behalf of the organizer, Chen offered warm congratulations on the successful opening of the seminar and warmly welcomed the participants from all over the world. He pointed out that the level of human capital determines the progress of a county’s economic and social development, and it is important for a country to strengthen vocational training of labor resources and advance the orderly transfer of labor force in order to achieve sustainable poverty reduction and promote economic development. He stressed that, sharing with representatives of developing countries China’s policies and practices in promoting vocational education, skills training and labor transfer, and exploring new ways of poverty reduction that suit national conditions are of far-reaching significance for deepening international cooperation in poverty reduction and development.

In his speech, Zhang pointed out that important measures for developing countries to push forward national poverty reduction include strengthening human capital accumulation, improving labor productivity, and promoting sustained and coordinated economic growth. The purpose of the seminar is to share each country’s policies, measures, highlights and lessons in promoting vocational training and labor transfer for poverty reduction, analyze the problems and challenges faced by developing countries in those fields, and explore ways to further improve the vocational education system and improve the labor efficiency. By taking advantage of the seminar, the IPRCC will continue to strengthen exchanges and cooperation with developing countries in poverty reduction and development and provide technical support for developing countries in establishing a long-term mechanism for poverty reduction.

Ms. Awotar Bharatee, Senior Employment Officer of Ministry of Human Resources Development and Training of Mauritius, and MS. Erdene Tumendemberel, Senior Expert of the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security of Mongolia, delivered speeches on behalf of the participants of the seminar.

The 10-day seminar will be attended by 31 participants from 7 countries, namely, Morocco, Mongolia, Azerbaijan, Malaysia, Mauritius, Peru and Uzbekistan.