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IUSSP Bulletin ● Issue 42, Dec 2018
In this issue: Urban Family Planning Project ● Site visit to Hyderabad ● 2018 ALAP Conference in Mexico ● Uncertainty and Complexity of Migration ● Migration-Climate-Health Cyberseminar ● Demographic Dividend Calculator ● Policy & Research Paper on Migration ● News from the members ● Regional population associations ● Other announcements ● N-IUSSP ● Calls ● Job opportunities ● Calendar
The IUSSP Officers and Secretariat wish you all a happy holiday season and New Year!
Urban Family Planning Project
The IUSSP organized a panel session on "Family planning, fertility and urban welfare in the rapidly growing cities of sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia: Policy Implications" during the International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) in Kigali, Rwanda on 14 November 2018.
The Call for Proposals is now available for the 2nd round of fellowships for early career researchers in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia to produce policy-relevant evidence on family planning and fertility in cities and towns and their links to urban welfare.
The IUSSP Panel on Family Planning, Fertility and Urban Development was invited to participate in a Pre-Conference on "Transforming Cities and Saving Lives: Making the Case for Urban Reproductive Health" organized by The Challenge Initiative (TCI) on 11-12 November 2018 in Kigali at the Lemigo Hotel.
International Population Conference
Planning for the 2021 International Population Conference in Hyderabad has begun. IUSSP Secretary General Nico Van Nimwegen and Mary Ellen Zuppan (Executive Director) joined Shireen Jejeebhoy (IUSSP Vice President) for a site visit to Hyderabad in September.
The Latin American Association of Population (ALAP) held its 8th population conference from 23 to 26 October 2018 at the verdant campus of the Universidad Iberoamericana in Puebla, Mexico. The conference focused this year on the theme “Population and Sustainable Development: Public policy and advances in sociodemographic estimation”. The IUSSP organized one of the semi-plenary sessions and participated in several other sessions during the Conference
IUSSP Panel Activities
Following the call for new Panel proposals, the IUSSP Council accepted nine of the proposals, in addition to the three established earlier this year. Most of these new Panels, which are at different stages of their development, are listed online. All the new panels should begin their activities in 2019, replacing Panels whose mandates end in 2018.
The Workshop on Uncertainty and Complexity of Migration took place in London, at the British Academy, on 20-21 November 2018. It was was organized by Jakub Bijak (University of Southampton), member of the IUSSP Panel on Microsimulation and Agent-Based Modelling in Demography. It had two aims: summarise the state of the art in addressing the complexity and uncertainty of migration through formal modelling, and discuss the best ways for modelling migration, directions for data collection, and conditions for making the modelling useful for policy support.
The IUSSP Panel on Migration-Climate-Health hosted a cyberseminar through the Population-Environment Research Network (PERN) from 12 to 16 November 2018. As environmental pressures intensify in many regions of the globe, the connections between migration and health will likely become all the more important and solid research will be required to inform policy response. Overview and background papers, as well as the cyberseminar’s online postings are available on the PERN website.
The Network for Strengthening Demographic Training in Francophone Africa (FraNet) has developed an application to calculate the economic and education dividends in Africa using a decomposition method. For a given country, the graphs show the window of opportunity of the demographic dividend and the correlation between the fall in fertility and the observed change at a given date. The user can enter his own data to produce the corresponding tables and graphs.
The IUSSP has resumed its Policy & Research Papers series with a new issue (#24)
This paper contributes to the agenda for improving the evidence base on international migration. It was written in the framework of IUSSP’s Ad Hoc Panel on “Strengthening migration data and research, in the context of the global compact for safe, orderly and regular migration”.
News from the members
Parfait Eloundou-Enyegue, IUSSP Council member and chair and professor in the Cornell University’s Department of Development Sociology, received the Outstanding Accomplishments in Science and Public Policy Award. Eloundou-Enyegue's scientific work addresses the implications of demographic change for socioeconomic development and inequality, with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa.
Alex Chika Ezeh, former IUSSP Council member and long-time Executive Director of the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC), was awarded the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) 2018 Prize for Social Sciences for his contribution to demographic studies of African population, health and education.
Seventeen new members and 30 new student associates joined the IUSSP between 1 September and 1 December 2018.
Dominique Waltisperger (1946-2018).
Fernando Rajulton (1945-2018)
Regional population associations
The Population Association of America’s annual meeting (PAA 2019) will be held in Austin (Texas) from 10 to 13 April 2019. Hotel, travel, and registration information is listed on the PAA website. Note that some preconference workshops begin on 9 April.
2019 African Population Conference in Kampala
The 8th African Population Conference, organized by the Union for African Population Studies (UAPS), will take place in Kampala, Uganda, 18-22 November 2019. UAPS has developed a level-based sponsorship offer that can be tailored to the needs of potential sponsors. See important dates.
The next European Population Conference (EPC 2020), organized by the European Association for Population Studies (EAPS) will convene in Padova, Italy, 24-27 June 2020. Reserve these dates and join your colleagues to discuss the latest developments in the broad and interdisciplinary field of population studies! Don’t miss a vibrant conference in a beautiful historical setting in Italy.
The POPGRID Data Collaborative brings together the major producers of gridded population and human settlement data, as well as key users and stakeholders, to coordinate efforts and better respond to user needs. POPGRID is pleased to announce the launch of a website that guides users on the products available and their characteristics (including comparison tables), and a map tool that enables visual and quantitative comparisons among data sets.
The London School of Economics and Political Science’s MSc in Health and International Development programme will award a full scholarship to one student per year, for 3 years starting in 2019/20. Funded by the Wellcome Trust, these scholarships will support the very best students seeking a career in health-related social science research.
As part of the annual Global Burden of Disease (GBD) Study, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington has released new estimates on population and fertility. This study, published 8 November in The Lancet presents the first estimates of population by location from 1950 to 2017 based on transparent data and analytical code.
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