In Kenya, almost 1 in every 5 girls between the ages of 15 and 19 are reported to be pregnant or have had a child already. This will no doubt be an important issue of focus for world leaders convening at the 25th International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD25) to be held 12-14 November 2019 in Nairobi. To put a
AFIDEP’s Senior Knowledge Translation Scientist, Dr. Bernard Onyango represented AFIDEP at a dialogue that is among the various events being held in the lead-up to the ICPD25 Nairobi Summit. The dialogue, titled, “What’s Changed in Middle-Income Countries in Southern Africa?” took place on 11 September 2019 in Namibia, where the First Lady of the
On 4 September 2019, AFIDEP’s Executive Director, Dr. Eliya Zulu will be the keynote speaker at the 16th International Inter-Ministerial Conference on Population and Development in Tunis, Tunisia. His keynote speech will be on “South-South Cooperation for Harnessing Demographic Dividend for Achieving the ICPD Programme of Action (POA) and the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals
The African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) is pleased to share with you the 2018 Annual report: Evidence Drives Policy Decisions and Action. Read how in 2018, evidence on demographic dividend (DD) informed programme priorities for Africa among development partners, and how various African governments moved from awareness to integration of DD in their population policies
AFIDEP and Youth in Action (Y-ACT) – an initiative of Amref Health Africa, are collaborating in a youth-led campaign to end teen pregnancies in Kenya. Dubbed, “StepUP the Fight on Teenage Pregnancy: An accelerated multi-sectoral action and disruption in addressing the adolescent pregnancy crisis in Kenya,” the campaign aims to propose ambitious interventions that
The African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) and the Population Reference Bureau (PRB) through the Policy Communication Fellows Program are hosting the 2019-2020 Summer Institute, a workshop seeking to bridge the gap that exists between the research community and policy audiences through effective communication. The workshop began on 6th June 2019 and will run for a week to 12th June 2019 at Sunbird Lilongwe Hotel in Lilongwe, Malawi.