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The 8th African Population Conference (APC) is an event that brings together scientists, policymakers, practitioners, civil society organisations, international organisations, donors and other stakeholders from Africa and across the world in the population field. The conference is organised by the Union for African Population Studies (UAPS) and will be hosted by the Government of Uganda in Kampala, between 18-22 November 2019.

Under the theme “Harnessing Africa’s Population Dynamics for Sustainable Development: 25 Years After Cairo and Beyond”, the conference will offer a platform for stakeholders to engage and discuss how Africa can harness its unique population dynamics for sustainable development.

The conference programme will include plenaries, ordinary scientific sessions, sponsored research leader sessions, pre- and post-conference side meetings, training sessions, exhibitions and a Population Impact incubator.

The African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) was part of the Scientific Committee planning for the conference and will participate in 17 sessions. A schedule of the sessions is as follows:

Monday 18, November

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM / Ziba Hall – First Floor

Session 4: Plenary Session – Population and Development in Africa: 25 years after Cairo… what next?

Chair: Jacques B. O. Emina, University of Kinshasa
Discussant: Nyovani Madise, African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP)

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM / Kuku Hall – First Floor

Session 16: Harnessing the African Union’s Demographic Dividend Paradigm at Country Level: The Issue of Policy Prioritisation and Agenda Operationalisation

Chair: Eliya M. Zulu, African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP)
Discussant: Bernard Onyango, African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP
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4:00 PM – 6:00 PM / Kama Hall – First Floor

Session 18: Workshop: Proven EIDM Capacity Development Programmes Offer Opportunity For Sustainable EIDM Capacity Development For Population Scientists In Africa

Chair: Rose Oronje, African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP)

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM / Executive Room – Ground Floor

Session 25: Conditions Necessary for African Countries to Harness the Dividend and Costs of Inaction

Chair: Bernard Onyango, African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP)
Discussant: Latif Dramani, CREG-CREFAT

 

Tuesday 19, November

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM / Kuku Hall – First Floor

Session 41: African Models for The Demographic Dividend – Practical Interventions, Lessons and Policy Options

Chair: Nurudeen Alhassan, African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP)
Discussant: Parfait Eloundou-Enyegue, Cornell University

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM / Banquet Hall – First Floor

Session 41: Environment and Population in Malawi: Implications on National Development

Emma Heneine, African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP); Nurudeen Alhassan, African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP); Nyovani Madise, African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP)

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM / Kidepo Hall – Ground Floor

Session 50: Gender Theories of Fertility

Chair: Yovani Moses Lubaale, Makerere University
Discussant: Nurudeen Alhassan, African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP)

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM / Kyoga Hall – Ground Floor

Session 60: Unmet Need and Demand for Family Planning- Measurement and Conceptual Issues

Chair: Claire Jensen, African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP)
Discussant: Nyovani Madise, African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP)

 

Thursday 21, November

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM / Banquet Hall – First Floor

Session 13: Interventions to Address Teenage Pregnancy among Girls in School in Malawi: A Literature Review

Claire Jensen, African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP); Emma Heneine, African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP); Hleziwe Hara, African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP)

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM / Banquet Hall – First Floor

Session 15: Drivers of and Solutions to Teenage Pregnancy and School Dropout in Malawi: A Qualitative Study

Chikondi Kasamba, African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP); Claire Jensen, African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP); Nyovani Madise, African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP).

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM / Ziba Hall – First Floor

Session 90: Plenary Session: Evidence-Informed Population Policy Making and Implementation in Africa: Dialogue between Researchers and Policy Makers

Chair: Eliya M. Zulu, African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP)

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM / Theatre Hall – Ground Floor

Session 106: Population Dynamics, Environmental Change and Food Security in Africa

Chair: Samuel Codjoe, University of Ghana
Discussant: Donatus Yaw Atiglo, Regional Institute for Population Studies

Through Their Eyes and Mouths: Inequality in Access to Food in Urban Poor Settings, Nairobi, Kenya 

Elizabeth W. Kimani-Murage, African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC); Teresia Njoki, UCSF Global; David Osogo, African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC); Hilda Owii, African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC); Michelle Mbuthia, African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC); Paula Griffiths, Loughborough University; Melaneia Warwick, Loughbrough University; Claudia Mitchelle, McGill University; Nyovani Madise, African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP).

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM / Kyoga Hall – Ground Floor

Session 130: Men’s Role in Family Planning/ Reproductive Health

Chair: Eliya M. Zulu, African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP)
Discussant: Adriana A. Biney, University of Ghana

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM / Executive Room – Ground Floor

Session 133: Effective EIDM Interventions in the Population Field: Evaluation and Documentation of Best Practices

Chair: Rose Oronje, African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP)
Discussant: Rose Oronje, African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP)

 

Friday 22, November

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM / Banquet Hall

Session 148: Documented and Undocumented Labour Migration

Chair: Alfred T. Otieno, University of Nairobi
Discussant: Eliya M. Zulu, African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP)

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM / Kyoga Hall – Ground Floor

Session 146: Emerging Evidence for Improved Family Planning Outcomes

Chair: Ndola Prata, University of California, Berkeley
Discussant: Funmilola OlaOlorun, University of Ibadan

The Influence of Perceptions of Friends and Peers Contraceptive Use on Modern Contraceptive Use and Method Choice among Male and Female Adolescents and Youth in Kenya 

Lisa M. Calhoun, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Anastasia Mirzoyants, Well Told Story; Sylvia Thuku, Well Told Story; Courtney McGuire, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Bernard Onyango, African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP); Ilene S. Speizer, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM / Kuku Hall – First Floor

Session 150: Delving into the Education Dividend: Evidence-Informed Policy Making for Human Capital Development In Africa

Chair: Claire Jensen, African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP)
Discussant: Ousmane Faye, African Influence Institute (AFRII)

 

 

 

 

 

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