Launch of the ‘State of World Population’ report 2012

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) compiles a yearly report on the state of World Population which gives special attention to indicators which help tract the progress in meeting the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The area of focus this year is on Family Planning which

AFIDEP partners with University of California (Berkeley) to identify lasting solutions to the population, environmental, and climate change challenges in the Sahel

In a continent with many big problems, the Sahel is the part of sub-Saharan Africa that faces some of the biggest. It includes countries and regions with the most rapid population growth in the world and it is extraordinarily vulnerable to climate change. Big problems generally have more than one cause.  Solutions are only

AFIDEP launches groundbreaking, timely report to guide policy and programme responses to population and climate change in Malawi

The Principal Secretary of the Government of Malawi’s newly established Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Management, Dr Yanira Ntupanyama launched AFIDEP’s report entitled ‘Population Dynamics, Climate Change and Sustainable Development in Malawi ’ on 13th September 2012 in Lilongwe, Malawi. The study which was co-funded and jointly implemented by Washington DC-based Population Action

AFIDEP participates in world-changing family planning summit in London

On July 11th, 2012, the UK Government, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation with UNFPA, and other development partners will host the London Summit on Family Planning. This groundbreaking conference will mobilize global policy, financing commodity, and service delivery commitments in order to support the right to contraceptive use, services, and supplies. The summit

Kenya moves to revitalise its family planning and population program

Kenya provides a very good example of why issues to do with family planning and reproductive health require sustained commitment, accountability, and investment. Alongside Zimbabwe and Botswana, Kenya pioneered fertility transition in sub-Saharan Africa in the late 1980s, a feat that many experts thought would not happen so soon in the region. The “unexpected” herebest bunk bed with stairs