Monthly Archives: December 2019

Why population matters for development: The 8th African Population Conference

About 1000 participants who attended the 8th African Population Conference organized by the Union for African Population Studies under the auspices of the Government of Uganda in Entebbe, Uganda on November 18-22 2019 adopted the “Entebbe Declaration” that called on African governments to mainstream population issues in their policies and development plans.

In reading the declaration, Prof Madise, who chaired the conference scientific committee and is the new Vice President of the Union for African Population Studies (UAPS), noted that “African governments’ commitment to the AU Agenda 2063 and the UN Agenda 2030 constitutes a right step towards realising development, but commitment alone will not be enough if concrete steps are not taken to work towards the attainment of these goals.”

Towards greater accountability: Transforming cultures of organisations

On December 6, 2019, the National Planning Commission (NPC) in Malawi in collaboration with the African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) hosted the 3rd eminent speaker’s series in Lilongwe Malawi. The theme of the event, Towards greater accountability: Transforming cultures of organisations, explored ways governments and organisations at large can accelerate the transformation of Africa’s development through governance and accountability.