AFIDEP at the 7th African Population Conference

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

Prioritising adolescent health critical for Kenya’s development

If the increased media reports on the sexual escapades and drug and alcohol abuse by Kenyan teenagers are anything to go by, then it is evident that young people are grappling with major challenges that need to be addressed urgently. Failure to tackle these challenges could cost Kenya an entire generation. On 27th and

MasterCard Foundation hosts inaugural Young Africa Works Summit

MasterCard Foundation is hosting the First Young Africa Works Summit between October 29 and 30, 2015. The main objective of the event is to find practical solutions for youth employment and entrepreneurship within the agricultural sector. The event will bring together about 300 key influencers, including youth and representatives from government, development organisations and

Kenya hosts 1st Adolescent Health Symposium

The Ministry of Health – Kenya together with partners including the African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) will host the 1st Adolescent Health Symposium in Nairobi from October 27 – 28, 2015 to discuss the wellbeing of adolescents and also provide a platform for sharing innovations and strategies towards improving adolescent health. This symposium

Africa rising: Action for African countries in order to harness the demographic dividend for socioeconomic development

The 2015 Demographic Dividend Knowledge Sharing Symposium for East and Southern Africa, the first ever, was what I would call a ‘meeting of minds’. Development experts drawn from government agencies, research institutions, development agencies and the private sector from 15 African countries converged in Nairobi from 24th to 26th August 2015 at the Safari Park herebest bunk bed with stairs