Showcasing and Celebrating African Achievements: Cairo to Addis Ababa to Nairobi and Beyond

The ICPD Programme of Action and the 2013 Addis Ababa Declaration on Population and Development (AADPD) have together provided a unique opportunity for Africa to take regional action to address population dynamics. They are  inspiring Africa’s efforts to harness a demographic dividend, advance human rights and meet the Sustainable Development Goals.  The recent ICPD/AADPD regional review reveals an incredible body of evidence about gains, gaps and challenges in the implementation of these frameworks. It highlighted exemplary initiatives that African countries are undertaking to ensure that policy and services address population issues and achieve meaningful development results, particularly for marginalized and underserved populations. Although the continent has frameworks setting out region-specific guidance and most African countries have explicit population policies, they lack comprehensive strategies and budgets to support the implementation and monitoring of these plans. This concurrent session will provide an opportunity for countries to share knowledge and experiences in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies and programmes that respond to their demographic trends.

DATE Wed, 13 November
TIME 15:00 - 16:30 EAT
Location Courtyard 5
Event type Concurrent Sessions

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