This grant will support the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) to continue to ensure that the latest research on population issues are discussed, debated, and disseminated. IUSSP organizes seminars and conferences to foster scientific exchange, and assists in sharing key research results with policymakers to inform policies and programs. To help strengthen the analytical and communications capacity of junior scientists, IUSSP holds training workshops, provides open access to distance learning materials on advanced methodology, and supports participation in conferences.
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for support of a network to strengthen population sciences training programs in Francophone Africa
With Hewlett Foundation support, the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population has completed two years of an initiative to train local scientists to analyze and evaluate development issues with cutting-edge demographic tools. The project has already trained sixty scientists from seventeen African countries, and seeks to broaden the impact of this work to a wider range of skills at still more Francophone institutions. The recommended renewal proposes a second phase in which the organization would continue its training work, but with an added focus on publishing policy-inspired research emphasizing the intersections between global development and population and the 2010 round of African censuses. The next phase also seeks to build capacity at Africa’s universities to manage modern data sets, which would give population scientists in the region the means to continue their research.