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ICFP Preconference Workshop on the Demographic Dividend

  • January 2016
  • Event

The Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health, Population Reference Bureau, and the Population and Poverty Research Network are pleased to announce the ICFP Preconference Workshop on the Demographic Dividend. The workshop will take place on Jan. 25, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., in advance of the International Conference on Family Planning in Nusa Dua, Indonesia.

The workshop will tackle the opportunities and challenges related to achieving the demographic dividend, especially in countries throughout sub-Saharan Africa, and will equip attendees with information and skills to contribute to moving the demographic dividend agenda forward. Workshop speakers will discuss metrics and methodologies used to quantify the economic impact of 1) the demographic transition and 2) gender equality and women’s participation in the formal labor market. The workshop will also instruct attendees on how to effectively engage with policy audiences and other stakeholders on the demographic dividend.

Specifically, the workshop is designed to help researchers and advocates:

  • Understand differences in demographic dividend models and outputs;
  • Assess the contribution of women to harnessing the demographic dividend;
  • Implement demographic dividend-related development strategies at the country level; and
  • Communicate research on the demographic dividend to non-technical audiences.

Speakers include:

  • David Canning, Harvard University
  • Andrew Mason, University of Hawaii, Manoa/National Transfer Accounts (NTA)
  • Eliya Zulu, African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP)
  • Gretchen Donehower, University of California, Berkeley/NTA
  • Ian Salas, Gates Institute
  • Jason Bremner, Population Reference Bureau (PRB)
  • Toening Adioetomo, University of Indonesia
  • Mamadou Bousso, Centre de Recherche en Economie et Finance Appliquées de Thies (CREFAT)
  • Scott Moreland, Palladium Group

For more information about the demographic dividend, contact Ian Salas, Gates Institute (ian.salas@jhu.edu), or Shelley Megquier, PRB (smegquier@prb.org).

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