[Videoconference] Rural Community Development
|Venue||BRAC University, Asia-Pacific Finance and Development Center, World Bank(Beijing), The Energy and Resources Institute(India), University of Indonesia-Selamba Campus, World Bank(Indonesia), Tokyo Development Learning Center, Papua New Guinea DLC, Vietnam Development Information Center, Ho Chi Minh City Development Learning Center, World Bank(Washington DC), KDI School||Date||2012-03-09|
|Host||KDI School of Public Policy and Management||Organizer||KDI School of Public Policy and Management|
East Asia and Pacific (EAP) and South Asia are predominantly agricultural continents, with economic growth relying heavily on agriculture. By 2050, the total population of the world is expected to reach approximately 9.1 billion, 34% larger than that of today. Within the region, 70% of the population is composed of rural people who are the main working force and ultimately the driving force for the overall economy. While rural development is the pillar of economic growth in the EAP, the region is experiencing widespread poverty, especially in rural areas.
Rural community development is one of the dominant means to reduce rural poverty, as it increases the degree of political and economic participation of the rural population in the development process. In turn, it facilitates the planning and implementation of policies in line with community needs. Therefore, it is crucial to inspire the rural community to be committed to and be involved the rural development process.
Improving agricultural performance is important for reducing rural poverty, as it can lead to dramatic improvements in the incomes of the poor, provide affordable food, and spur structural transformation.
The success rate of rural development efforts has varied from country to country in the region because of multiple objectives of rural development and highly heterogeneous nature of rural areas. Accordingly, one must consider each country’s unique societal, economic and cultural conditions to apply proper models for rural development in the Asia Pacific region.
Nonetheless, given these circumstances, it is natural that policy makers in most countries are concerned about how to design and implement such policies for different regions within rural areas. For this reason, it is vital for them to seek proper ways of developing policies through constant knowledge sharing.
With this as a backdrop, in order to promote knowledge sharing in the field of rural development, KDI School plans to launch VC seminar series in collaboration with the World Bank and other GDLN affiliates to reduce poverty and increase sustainable growth mainly in EAP region and beyond. The first session will focus on community development and the second session will focus on green revolution and enhancing productivity.
During Session 1, rural community development experiences of Korea, China, and Indonesia will be shared with the participants. The participants will learn how community development could contribute to promoting sustainable and broad-based development, as well as the best practices for rural community development.
|11:30-11:33||Opening & Introduction of Program||
Mr. Phil Karp
Dr. Sang-Woo Nam,
Dean of KDI School
|11:38-11:50||Introduction of participants at each site||
Mr. Phil Karp
|Session 1: Korea’s case study|
|11:50-11:52||Introduction of speaker||Mr. Phil Karp|
|11:52-12:12||Korea’s case study||Prof. Joon-Kyung Kim|
|Session 2: China’s case study|
|12:32-12:34||Introduction of speaker||Mr. Phil Karp|
|12:34-12:54||China’s case study||Dr. Zhang Huidong|
|Session 3: Indonesia’s case study|
|13:14-13:16||Introduction of speaker||Mr. Phil Karp|
|13:16-13:36||Indonesia’s case study||Mr. Kun Wildan|
|13:56-14:00||Wrap-up and Closing||Mr. Phil Karp|