The Union for African Population Studies (UAPS) is a pan-African not-for-profit organization. It was established established through the initiative of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) by the Third General Conference of African Demographers, Statisticians and Planners held in Addis Ababa in March 1984, in order to promote the scientific study of population and application of research evidence in development planning in Africa.

8th African Population Conference


The 8th APC will be hosted by the Government of Uganda in Entebbe, Uganda. November 18-22, 2019.

Online registration is now open


UAPS Website


Headquarters (Secretariat) are located in Accra, Ghana.


Mission: To contribute to the development of Africa by enhancing networking and capacities of professionals to generate, communicate and use evidence-based information on population. 


African Population Conference: Every four years, the Union for African Population Studies organizes a general conference on the African population. The aim of these conferences is to share and disseminate research evidence on population, health and development issues in Africa. The conference provide an opportunity for networking and knowledge sharing between researchers, policy makers, programme managers, international development partners, and other key stakeholders in the population field. The first African Population Conference was held in 1988 in Senegal and the second was divided into four sub-conferences held in Kenya (1990), Burkina Faso (1991), Botswana (1992) and Côte d’Ivoire (1993). The third conference took place in South Africa (1999); the fourth was in Tunisia (2003); the fifth in Tanzania (2007); the sixth in Burkina Faso (2011); the seventh in South Africa (2015).


Pay your UAPS Membership Dues

It is now possible to pay UAPS membership dues via the IUSSP website – or even join UAPS – without being an IUSSP member Payments can be made in euro via credit card or by check in euro or US dollars. Members can pay for 1 year (30 euro or 40 USD) or select to pay for up to 4 years of UAPS membership at a time. Please fill in the “personal information” form with the name and contact information of the member for whom the payment is made (even if the transaction is made by a third party). To pay your UAPS Membership Dues, please  CLICK HERE.