China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation

Type of Organization

NGO

Type of cooperation

Project implementation, Grant-making, Capacity building, Knowledge exchange

Region

Asia and the Pacific

FIELDS OF EXPERTISE

Poverty alleviation, international development

Targeted SDGs: No poverty, Zero Hunger, Good Health and Well-being, Quality Education, Clean Water and Sanitation, Decent Work and Economic Growth

COOPERATION

Type of cooperation

Project implementation, Grant-making, Capacity building, Knowledge exchange

Current Cooperating countries

Nepal, Myanmar, Ethiopia, Pakistan, Laos, Cambodia, Uganda, Turkmenistan

Potential Cooperating Countries

Afghanistan, Philippines

South-South and Triangular Cooperation

Summary of Projects and Achievements

1.International development aid programs

CFPA’s international development programs focus on the following six UN 2030 SDGs: no poverty, zero hunger, good health and well-being, quality education, clean water and sanitation, and decent work and economic growth.

2. International humanitarian aid

Since 2005, CFPA has carried out international humanitarian aid, including emergency relief and assistance for tsunamis, earthquakes etc., in several countries such as Indonesia, Ecuador, Haiti, DPRK, Pakistan, Myanmar, Nepal etc.

3. Capacity building programs/workshops:

CFPA has organized various capacity building programs, including the Workshop on Capacity building in Poverty Reduction for Sudan’s NGOs in 2010, 2019 Capacity Building Program for Overseas Partners of CFPA, etc.

Major SSTC Projects

Ethiopia Water Cellar & School WASH Project

Funding: XCMG and its suppliers

Duration: 2017-now

Location: Ethiopia

Activities: The project supports the construction of water cellars in rural area of Ethiopia and the construction of water purifying systems in schools of Addis to provide access to clean and safe water.

Results: 120 water cellars have been built which ensures water usage of rural residents in Ethiopia, especially in dry seasons. Some households have seen significantly increased income by growing crops. Water purifying systems have been built in 20 schools in Addis, improving the sanitation and health of students.

Highlights: The water cellars and water purifying systems have been a crucial support for local communities during the COVID-19, as they facilitate the requirements of sanitation and disease control.

Rural Women Economic Empowerment Project

Funding: CGCOC Group

Duration: from 2017 to 2019

Location: Ethiopia

Activities: This project aims at creating jobs for Ethiopian women through skill training, advisory services and business counselling, product design and development.

Results: This project carried out in Axum and Lalibela, Ethiopia from 2017-2019. With the support of CGCOC, 100 women have benefitted from the trainings of stone carving, weaving and pottery-making skills. Meanwhile, the project has facilitated market linkages for women entrepreneurs by collaborating with international institutions.

Highlights: The project addresses major individual-level gaps between agricultural skill and market information within the rights-based framework, such as limited access to skill training and market information. If these barriers are not addressed, women will continue being marginalized from productive activities and the overall social and economic growths.

Panda Pack Project

Funding: via Goods for Good platform of Alibaba Philanthropy

Duration: 2019-now

Location: Ethiopia, Nepal, Myanmar, Pakistan, Laos, Cambodia, Mongolia, Namibia, Uganda, Zimbabwe

Activities: With the theme of “the Gift from Panda Land”, the Project aims to improve the basic learning, hygiene, and living conditions and their overall well-being of primary school students in China’s neighboring countries and countries participating in the Belt and Road initiative by providing essential supplies in the three categories aforementioned.

Results: By the end of 2020, the project has delivered Panda Packs to 732,314 primary students, improving their basic learning, hygiene, and living conditions.

Highlights: The Project embodies the friendship of Chinese people, strengthens people-to-people connectivity, and builds the bridge of cross-country friendship. Ministers and Vice Ministers of Education in Namibia, Myanmar, Ethiopia, Pakistan, Mongolia have participated in project ceremonies and distribution activities.

Smiling Children (School Feeding/Food Distribution) Program

Funding: via Goods for Good platform of Alibaba Philanthropy, Lingshan Charity Foundation, Ford Foundation, Shih Wing Ching Foundation, Global Giving, Pundarika Charity, Michi

Duration: 2015-now

Location: Ethiopia, Sudan, Nepal, Myanmar, Pakistan

Activities: By either provision of school meals or food package distribution, the project is in attempt to facilitate the well-being and development of children in hunger and developing countries’ fulfillment of zero hunger vision.

Results: By the end of 2020, the program has benefitted 66,361 students.

Highlights: In 2017, 10 beneficiary students from Ethiopia visited China and participated in the “No food for 24 Hours” Advocacy Campaign to raise public awareness of global hunger. In 2019, the program was selected as one of the Best Global Poverty Reduction Practices by World Bank, ADB, WFP, FAO, IFAD, IPRCC, and China.org. In 2020, the program was selected as one of the Good Practices in South-South and Triangular Cooperation for Sustainable Development - Volume 3 by the UN Office for South-South Cooperation.

Myanmar Paukphaw Scholarship Program

Funding: CFPA, China Economic Cooperation Center, via Tencent Charity, Global Giving

Duration: 2016-now

Location: Myanmar

Activities: The program targets full-time undergraduate students in Myanmar with financial difficulties, and provides financial support and capacity building activities (e.g., computer training, visit to Huawei) for beneficiary students.

Results: 1448 students from 14 universities in Myanmar have received financial support to complete their studies. and many of them have started their careers.

Highlights: The program has received recognition from the Myanmar government, local communities and local media.

China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation
Superior Authority

National Administration for Rural Revitalization

Type of Organization

NGO

Address

Shuangyushu Xili 36 South Building, Haidian District, Beijing

Contact

Name: Wu Peng Division: International Development Department Tel: 010-82872688 Fax: 010-62526268 Email: idd@fupin.org.cn

Partner Images

Beneficiary student of the Panda Pack Project in Ethiopia showing her drawing of pandas, 2019

Beneficiary student of the Panda Pack Project in Ethiopia showing her drawing of pandas, 2019

Beneficiary student of the Project in Pakistan holding the drawing set after receiving the Panda Pack, 2019

Beneficiary student of the Project in Pakistan holding the drawing set after receiving the Panda Pack, 2019

 Beneficiary students in Laos happily waiting to receive the Panda Packs, 2020 (photo by Xinhua)

Beneficiary students in Laos happily waiting to receive the Panda Packs, 2020 (photo by Xinhua)

Beneficiary students of the Smiling Children School Feeding Program in Ethiopia, 2017

Beneficiary students of the Smiling Children School Feeding Program in Ethiopia, 2017

Distribution Ceremony of the Smiling Children Food Distribution Program in Ethiopia, 2020

Distribution Ceremony of the Smiling Children Food Distribution Program in Ethiopia, 2020

Paukphaw Students Society Activity of the Myanmar Paukphaw Scholarship Program, 2017

Paukphaw Students Society Activity of the Myanmar Paukphaw Scholarship Program, 2017

Beneficiary student of the Myanmar Paukphaw Scholarship Project participating in computer training, 2017

Beneficiary student of the Myanmar Paukphaw Scholarship Project participating in computer training, 2017

Beneficiary of Ethiopia Water Cellar Project, 2020

Beneficiary of Ethiopia Water Cellar Project, 2020

Beneficiary students of Ethiopia School WASH Project washing hands, 2020

Beneficiary students of Ethiopia School WASH Project washing hands, 2020