Monthly Archives: July 2017

Highlights from World Population Day 2017

The World Population Day was marked worldwide on 11 July 2017. This year’s theme was “Family Planning: Empowering People, Developing Nations”. In Kenya, stakeholders in population and development held an event in Nairobi to celebrate World Population Day. Kenya has had some remarkable success in its efforts to achieve wider coverage of family planning

Malawi MPs define an action plan to tackle population issues in the country

Over the last two days, 25-26 July 2017, AFIDEP, UNFPA and HP+ worked with Malawi Members of Parliament (MPs) belonging to the country’s Parliamentary Caucus on Population and Development to define an action plan, outlining activities that the MPs will undertake to tackle population and development issues in the country. The action plan outlines

Kenya government commits to closing gaps in family planning investments

Tuesday, 11 July 2017 marked the 28th World Population Day. First observed in 1990 when the total global population was estimated at around 5 billion, the world’s population has today increased by more than 50 percent to stand at 7.6 billion people. 11 July has since then been observed as the day the United

2017 London Family Planning Summit: Taking stock of global family planning goals

The development community: policymakers, researchers, donors and advocates of family planning are convening in London on 11 July 2017 for the London Family Planning Summit. The Summit, whose predecessor was convened in 2012, is the midpoint of the 2020 goals on family planning. The forum is therefore an opportunity for stakeholders to take stock

The 2017 African Union Summit focus on youth development

The just concluded 29th African Union Summit took place from 27 June to 4 July 2017 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with the Heads of State and Government convening on 3-4 July 2017. The theme for this year’s Summit was Harnessing the demographic dividend through investments in the youth. This panel discussion hosted on KTN News