Tenth African Development Forum

The Tenth African Development Forum will be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on the theme, “Migration and Africa’s transformation”. The theme stems from the recognition of the central role of migration as an important enabler for inclusive and sustainable development premised on African-owned and African-driven developmental initiatives.

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Regional Leadership Summit on the African Demographic Dividend

7-9 March 2016 – UNFPA hosted a three-day regional convening of approximately 40 researchers, thought leaders, experts and activists in Abuja, Nigeria.

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Demographic Dividend Knowledge Sharing Symposium for East and Southern Africa

24-26 August 2015 – Experts representing 15 African countries and from government agencies, research institutions, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector came together in Nairobi, Kenya for a 3-day demographic dividend knowledge sharing symposium.

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7th African Conference on Sexual Health and Rights

8-12 February 2016 – The 7th African Conference on Sexual Health and Rights was held under the theme “Realizing a Demographic Dividend in Africa: the Critical Importance of Adolescent and Youth Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights”. 

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Senegalese Workshop Participants Learn Policy Communication Skills

15-22 February 2016 – Population Reference Bureau (PRB), in partnership with Centre de Recherche en Economie et Finances Appliquées de Thiès (CREFAT), held a week long policy communications workshop for researchers and civil servants in Saly Senegal. This workshop was specific to the demographic dividend and was intended to train participants on how to effectively communicate their research on the demographic dividend to policy makers in Senegal.

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What do we learn by Counting Women’s Work?

April 21, 2016 – The Counting Women’s Work project hosted a Google Hangout titled “What do we learn by Counting Women’s Work?” that examined how combining the value of unpaid care and housework with traditional economic statistics affects the analysis and design of economic and family policy.

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Demographic Dividend and African Development

June 20, 2016 – The National Transfer Accounts (NTA) Network hosted its 11th Global Meeting in Dakar and Saly, Senegal, from June 20-24, 2016. 

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U.S. Census Bureau International Workshop Announcement: Understanding the Demographic Dividend

The U.S. Census Bureau’s International Programs will conduct a  workshop on Understanding the Demographic Dividend from September 12 to 16, 2016 at the headquarters office near Washington, D.C.​

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ICFP Pre-Conference Workshop on the Demographic Dividend

25 January 2016 – The Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health, Population Reference Bureau, and the Population and Poverty Research Network held an ICFP Pre-conference Workshop on the Demographic Dividend. The workshop took place January 25, in advance of the International Conference on Family Planning in Nusa Dua, Indonesia.

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Sahel Women Empowerment and Demographic Dividend

2 November 2015 –  The “Sahel Women Empowerment and Demographic Dividend” Project was officially launched on 2 November 2015, under the patronage of His Excellency, Mr. Brigi Rafini, Prime Minister of the Republic of Niger at the Palais des Congrès in Niamey.

The Sahel Women Empowerment and Demographic Dividend Project is a partnership and joint response by the United Nations and the World Bank Group to a request from the Presidents of six countries of the Sahel -Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Chad.

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