8th African Population Conference

The Union for African Population Studies (UAPS) would like to officially announce the theme for the 8th edition of the African Population Conference (APC): Harnessing Africa’s Population Dynamics for Sustainable Development: 25 Years after Cairo and Beyond

The 8th APC will be hosted by the Government of Uganda and the Union for African Population Studies at the Imperial Resort Beach Hotel in Entebbe, Uganda from November 18-22, 2019.

Concept Note on the theme for the 8th African Population Conference.

The conference is being hosted by the Government of Uganda under the auspices of the National Population Council (NPC) of Uganda which is currently headed by Dr. Jotham Musinguzi. In October, 2017, the Minister of State for Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Hon. David Bahati signed the commitment letter on behalf of the Government of Uganda, to host the 8th African Population Conference.

The conference was officially launched in Uganda by the Vice President, Hon. Edward Ssekandi during the Commemoration of the World Population Day in Uganda on July 11, 2018 in Omoro district.

The APC is organized every four years and the 8th APC aims to be the largest convening on population and development in Africa yet, with over 1,000 participants expected (900 participants attended the 7th APC held in 2015 in Pretoria, South Africa).

The theme for the 8th African Population Conference isHarnessing Africa’s Population Dynamics for Sustainable Development: 25 Years After Cairo And Beyond

A goal of the conference is to assess how Africa, 25 years after the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo, can harness its unique population dynamics for sustainable development, using rigorous evidence to establish roadmaps to respond to these critical development challenges. The conference will bring together researchers, policy makers, programme implementers, civil society, donors and sectoral influencers to discuss issues relevant to African population, including (but not limited to) national, regional and continental investments to address rapid urbanization, population growth, sexual and reproductive health, technology, youth, the demographic dividend and capacity building.

The conference programme will include:
Regular Scientific Sessions,
Sponsored Research Leader Sessions,
Pre and Post Conference Side Meetings,
Training Sessions,
A Population Impact Incubator.