Monthly Archives: April 2013

Population Association of America, New Orleans, Louisiana

The Population Association of America (PAA) is a nonprofit, scientific, professional organization established to promote the improvement, advancement and progress of the human race through research of problems related to human population. PAA members include demographers, sociologists, economists, public health professionals, and other individuals interested in research and education in the population field. PAA

4th Annual East African Health & Scientific Conference, Kigali, Rwanda

The East African Health and Scientific Conference (EAHSC) is an initiative of the East African Community, based on the East African Community Treaty. It is organized annually around themes of regional and universal interest which foster cooperation in the development and provision of quality healthcare. The Regional approach offers a framework for solving public

The demographic dividend: It’s not just for demographers anymore

Demography is not destiny, but population dynamics can have profound impacts on the course of history. Ministers across sectors, from health and education to finance and security, are talking about the “demographic dividend”—the economic boost that comes from falling birthrates and strategic investments. Researchers and policymakers alike are asking: what can we learn from

Population dynamics, climate change, and sustainable development in Sub-Saharan Africa: Lessons from Kenya and Malawi

A large share of the population of Africa is living in marginalised areas that are susceptible to climate variation and extreme weather events. Population growth is occurring most rapidly in sub-Saharan Africa, increasing vulnerability to the projected impacts of climate change. Incorporating population dynamics into climate change mitigation and adaptation in these areas can

Realising the demographic dividend for Africa

 The demographic dividend (DD) represents a golden opportunity for many developing countries to experience accelerated economic growth as a result of population changes. Africa in particular is ideally positioned to: Create the opportunity for a DD and, Develop an environment conducive to reaping the economic benefits of the DD. AFIDEP participated in a high-level