On a panel on the “impact of the population growth factor on development”, alongside Dr. Martha Campbell (CEO of Venture Strategies for Health and Development), Dr. Malcolm Potts (Chair of the Bixby Center for Population, Health, and Sustainability at U.C. Berkeley), and Dr. Jotham Musinguzi (Director of the Partners in Population and Development Africa Regional Office) AFIDEP Executive Director Dr. Eliya Zulu presented on Africa’s key population growth challenges at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, D.C.
Notably, Dr. Zulu highlighted that “The international development community should build on Africa’s success stories and support efforts to achieve universal access to family planning, expand public education on reproductive matters, improve the status of women, and improve the situation in urban settings,” because, as he presented, “Addressing these concerns is increasingly seen to be the key to the continent’s development prospects and realization of the Millennium Development Goals.” For those interested in hearing more, the Woodrow Wilson Center has posted a number of resources from the event online:
Event Summary with Notable Quotes
Full Video Webcast of the Panel’s Talk and Discussion
PDF of Dr. Musinguzi’s Presentation
PDF of Dr. Zulu’s Presentation