AFIDEP at the 7th African Population Conference
18 November 2015
Author: Diana Warira
Quality education is key to the achievement of a demographic dividend in Africa. Photo: IICD/Flickr

The Government of the Republic of South Africa and the Union for African Population Studies (UAPS) are hosting the 7th African Population Conference whose theme is Demographic Dividend in Africa: Prospects, Opportunities and Challenges from November 30th to December 4th 2015, at Saint George Hotel, Pretoria, South Africa.

Africa’s resurgence relies on how and when it harnesses its demographic dividend (DD) and the conference will deliberate on prospects, opportunities and challenges for the demographic dividend. AFIDEP’s Eliya Zulu, Bernard Onyango, Violet Murunga, Grace Kumchulesi and Samuel Wafula will be participating in the conference in the following sessions:

Session 5: Demographic Dividend and Youth Development

Session 28: Increasing Synergies among Relevant Stakeholders in DD Initiatives in ESA for Greater National Ownership and Effective Implementation of the Policy Options

Session 39: Social Benefits of Investments in Family Planning

Session 46: Opportunities for Harnessing the Demographic Dividend in the SDG Era in Africa

Session 57: Methodological Issues in Measuring the Demographic Dividend in Africa

Session 95: Prospects for Maximizing the Demographic Dividend in Low Fertility Countries in Africa

Session 102: Population and Economic Outcomes at the Micro and Macro Levels

Session 113: Impacts of Child Nutrition and Health on Later Life Outcomes

Session 126: Harnessing the Demographic Dividend in Africa: What can we learn from Asia and Latin America?

Session 156: Evaluation of Population Interventions

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