Africa China Poverty Reduction and Development Conference

South Africa's Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform Mr Gugile Nkwitini, (fifth from left in front row) and Minister of Human Settlements Lindiwe Sisulu (in blue dress) with senior UN Staff and South Africa/Chinese Government Officials. Photo: UNIC Pretoria

South Africa’s Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform Mr Gugile Nkwitini, (fifth from left in front row) and Minister of Human Settlements Lindiwe Sisulu (in blue dress) with senior UN Staff and South Africa/Chinese Government Officials. Photo: UNIC Pretoria

United Nations Diplomats and experts joined senior South African and Chinese Government officials at the start the forum on Africa-China Poverty Reduction and Development Conference. The two-day event from December 8 to 9, at the Gallagher Estate in Midrand is a follow up to the recently held Forum for China Africa Cooperation which brought together 49 Africa heads of state and the Chinese Government.

Mr. Yang Peidong, Deputy consul general, Chinese Consolate. Photo: UNIC Pretoria

Mr. Yang Peidong, Deputy consul general, Chinese Consolate. Photo: UNIC Pretoria

Based on China’s experience of poverty reduction and development, the Conference focuses on practical problems which African nations face in their development endeavors, and promotes candid exchange and dialogues that will enable enhance cooperation between China and Africa

UN Resident Coordinator Gana Fofang, speaking at the opening of the conference. Photo: UNIC Pretoria

UN Resident Coordinator Gana Fofang, speaking at the opening of the conference. Photo: UNIC Pretoria

The UN development Programme and theAfrica Union will partner with Chinese institutions such as the International Poverty Reduction Centre in China to continue work with Africa countries under the guidance of the post 2015 envelopment Agenda.