Realizing the Demographic Dividend in Sub-Saharan Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa has the youngest population in the world, with a growing number of young people entering working age. As more people are working an generating income, this presents a ripe opportunity to harness the Demographic Dividend.

In an interview with the Gates Institute, Mr. Abebe Aemro Selassie, the head of the African Department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), discussed the prospects of realizing the Demographic Dividend in Sub-Saharan Africa. The IMF is an international organization headquartered in Washington, D.C.; it consists of “189 countries working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world,” according to its website. The African Department of IMF covers 45 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.

ICFP Abstracts Opening 1 February

ICFP Abstracts Opening 1 February

The call for abstracts has been launched and can be found here, with the abstract submission portal opening on February 1, 2022. As in the past, 2022 ICFP abstracts will be accepted for both individual papers and preformed panel sessions. Submission will close on...

ICFP Faith Community Webinar

ICFP Faith Community Webinar

In the time of COVID-19 it is increasingly important to understand and engage effectively with faith actors. Faith leaders and houses of worship are influential in their communities, especially in areas of health and social norms. They adapt to barriers and work...

Contribute to ICFP’s E-Learning Module

Contribute to ICFP’s E-Learning Module

Dear 2022 ICFP International Steering Committee Members, We hope that you are all enjoying the new year. The 2022 International Conference on Family Planning’s Secretariat and Scientific Subcommittee wish to encourage those chosen to present a paper or poster at the...

2022 ICFP Call for Abstract Reviewers

2022 ICFP Call for Abstract Reviewers

Dear colleagues, Greetings from the Gates Institute. We hope that all are safe and healthy and appreciate the time you are taking to review this email during these extraordinary times. As you may know, the 2022 International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) is...

ICFP Youth Trailblazer Award to Open 1 November

ICFP Youth Trailblazer Award to Open 1 November

The organizers of the 2022 International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) are proud to support the fourth ICFP Youth Trailblazer Award, formerly known as the Youth Travel Award or Youth Leader Video Contest. The ICFP Youth Trailblazer Award aims to amplify and...