Population dynamics, climate change, and sustainable development in Sub-Saharan Africa: Lessons from Kenya and Malawi
4 April 2013

A large share of the population of Africa is living in marginalised areas that are susceptible to climate variation and extreme weather events. Population growth is occurring most rapidly in sub-Saharan Africa, increasing vulnerability to the projected impacts of climate change.

Incorporating population dynamics into climate change mitigation and adaptation in these areas can help organisations better understand and address these challenges, yet issues like access to family planning, reproductive health, and women’s education and empowerment are rarely considered in climate change planning.

The African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) recently conducted a study in collaboration with Population Action International to analyse the challenges and opportunities for incorporating population considerations into climate change and development interventions in sub-Saharan Africa.

The results highlight policy and programme implications in Kenya and Malawi and will help guide responses to climate change that include population dynamics and work towards sustainable development.

On Monday April 8, 2013| 3:00pm – 5:00pm, the Wilson Center will host an event: ‘Population Dynamics, Climate Change, and Sustainable Development in Sub-Saharan Africa: Lessons from Kenya and Malawi’ at the 5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Centre.
The event will featuring:
Eliya Msiyaphazi Zulu, African Institute for Development Policy
Clive Mutunga, Senior Research Associate, Population Action International
Abigail Jones, Director of Research and Policy, Climate Adviser

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