Ningxia Sustainability Summit Held Successfully in Yinchuan, Ningxia, China

-Achieved Multiple Collaborative Outcomes

-Eliminate Poverty and Promote Sustainable Development between Humans and Nature

YINCHUAN, China, Aug. 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — From August 18th to 19th Ningxia Yanbao Charitable Foundation and China Global Philanthropy Institute (CGPI) jointly sponsored Ningxia Sustainability Summit in Yinchuan, Ningxia. Ningxia Baofeng Group, East-West Philanthropy Forum (EWPF), Beijing Normal University and China Philanthropy Research Institute (CPRI) also supported the summit.

The summit brought together domestic and foreign guests from various fields to discuss eliminating poverty in the fields of climate change, education, public welfare, elderly care, and medical care through case sharing, experience exchange, and project field visits. Through the lenses of global experience and wisdom, the summit focused on eight different aspects such as new challenges, initiatives, progress, forces, etc. The summit proclaimed that We strive for a better future, using joint efforts on poverty reduction and sustainable development.

Under the theme of Working Together to Promote Green and Low-carbon Development, Building a Clean and Beautiful World, Xie Zhenhua, Special Representative for Climate Change Affairs of China, pointed out that tackling climate change and achieving sustainable development required the participation of the whole society. The role of entrepreneurs as well as the public sector was crucial.

Zhang Wenkang, Former Minister of National Health Commission, PRC gave a speech on The Combination of elderly-care and medical care systems. According to Zhang, building such sytem with the integration of medical resources and elderly-care services would be the main direction for future development.

Speaking at the UNDP  Sustainable Development, Devanand Ramiah, Deputy Country Director of UNDP China said that sustainable development goals had been universally accepted and recognized, and that China’s achievements in poverty reduction had attracted worldwide attention.

In the opening speech entitled Eliminate Poverty and Promote Sustainable Development between Humans and Nature, Dang Yanbao, Chairman of Ningxia Yanbao Charity Foundation and Ningxia Baofeng GROUP Co., Ltd., said since the establishment of that Yanbao Foundation, it had funded 169,900 college students, donated 9 schools and 16 health centers. Baofeng GROUP Co., Ltd. runs on the principle of social entrepreneurship, and improves the healthcare, elderly-care and education conditions in remote areas.

David Rutstein, founder and executive director of SolHEALTH, shared his experience on Sustainability of Public Health, which required strategic planning, policy support, collaberative action, and good communication.

Gary Dirks, director and distinguished sustainability scientist of Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability shared his thoughts on Sustainable Development and Renewable Energy. He believed that the construction of energy system was to achieve justice, which provided evey individual the access to energy use.

Soichiro Fukutake, the honorary adviser, former chairman and CEO of Benesse Holdings, Inc, Board Chair of Fukutake Foundation, president of Benesse Art Site Naoshima, explained how the art site in Naoshima revitalized local communities through modern art. 

Wang Zhenyao, President of CGPI and CPRI, secretary-general of EWSS shared his insight on Social Organizations and Targeted Poverty Alleviation: models and Innovations. Wang Zhenyao pointed out that in China, it is an important decision to have social forces participating in targeted poverty alleviation. The cooperation, complementation, independent exploration and integrated innovations together contributed to the process of redefining poverty. He hoped that interactive innovation would reshape our poverty reduction model in the future.

During the summit, United Action Responding to Climate Change, United Action Reducing Poverty Through Education, United Action Improving Elder Care and United Action Social Innovation were released. Philanthropic cooperation between China and the United States has begun and pushed forward as an inevitable choice.

This summit extended the vision of EWPF, and served as an important mission for China to achieve global sustainable development and explore successful models on international poverty reduction.

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