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Panel on Population Growth and Human Welfare in Africa (2006-2009)

Nyovani Madise (Malawi)

Philippe Bocquier (France)
Tamara Fox (USA)
Murray Leibbrandt (South Africa)
Cheikh Mbacke (Senegal)
Akim Mturi (Tanzania)

Council Liaison
John Cleland

Contact auprès du Secrétariat de l'UIESP
Paul Monet

Terms of Reference

The Panel aims to stimulate scientific discourse on population growth and its implications for human welfare in Africa. Sub-Saharan Africa’s population is set to increase significantly from 767 million in 2006 to about 1.7 billion in 2050. In some countries, the population will triple within the next forty years primarily as a result of high fertility. This high population growth is happening in a context of high levels of poverty, low economic growth, food insecurity, and poor, overburdened health systems. The Panel wishes to promote the sharing of knowledge on a) the linkages between population growth, the environment, and human well-being; b) fertility trends and future prospects for the fertility transition in Africa; c) and the consequences of rapid urbanization in Africa.

Programme of activities

Seminar on Human Fertility in Africa. Trends in the last decade and prospects for change

Cape Coast , Ghana, 16-18 September 2008

Call for papers
Seminar papers
Seminar Report

Training Workshop on Constructing equity-sensitive indicators for assessing progress of Millennium Development Goals in Africa.

Call for candidates
Workshop Report

Nairobi, Kenya, 12-15 September 2007

Seminar on Urbanization and Poverty in Africa. Evidence on linkages between urbanization, poverty and human well-being in Sub-Saharan Africa

Organized by the IUSSP Scientific Panel on Population Growth and Human Welfare in Africa,
with the support of the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC)
Nairobi, Kenya, 10-11 September 2007

Call for papers
Seminar Programme
Seminar Report

Debate at the 5th African Population Conference organised by UAPS, 10-14 December 2007

Debate Report

Side Meeting on Population Growth and Human Wellbeing in Africa: A Review of the Empirical Evidence at the International Population Conference, Marrakech, Morocco, 2009.



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