Kenya: AFIDEP at the 4th National Leaders’ Conference on Population and Development
25 mai 2021
Author: Ann Waithaka
Achievement of Kenya’s Vision 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals requires investing in human capital. Photo: International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT)/Flickr

In response to emerging population issues that need policy direction, Kenya is in the process of revising the Population Policy for National Development, Sessional Paper No. 3 of 2012.

In this regard, the State Department for Planning – National Treasury and Planning through the National Council for Population and Development (NCPD) will be hosting a National Leaders Conference to garner wider stakeholder input on a draft National Population Policy following initial stakeholder consultations at both National and County levels.

The conference, themed ‘Investing in human capital for achievement of Kenya’s Vision 2030’  will be held virtually for three days between 26 – 28 May 2021.

Experts from AFIDEP will participate in several sessions at the National Leaders Conference with presentations and discussions based on the Institute’s work on population and the demographic dividend, health and environment.

26 May
Dr. Eliya Zulu, Executive Director – AFIDEP
Plenary session: Harnessing Population Dynamics to Achieve Kenya Vision 2030 and Sustainable Development Goals: Opportunities and Challenges
Keynote address
Time: 11.40 am – 1.10 pm (EAT)

Prof. Sosten Chiotha, AFIDEP Board Member and Regional Director – Leadership for Environment and Development (LEAD), Malawi
Theme: Population Human Settlements and Environment

Time: 12.00 pm – 01.30 pm (EAT)

27 May
Dr. Bernard Onyango, Senior Research and Policy Analyst – AFIDEP
Theme: Population Size, growth and Age Structure Theme
Time: 8.30 am – 10:00 am (EAT)

Dr. Doreen Othero, Senior Research and Health Analyst – AFIDEP
Theme: Population Human Settlements and Environment

Time: 8.30 am – 10:00 am (EAT)

The National Leaders Conference brings together experts and stakeholders in population to share information on population and development issues, build consensus on key action points and recommendations for draft policy and ultimately develop and adopt a national Population agenda (the communique).

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