Tthe International Union for the Scientific Study of Population has completed the second phase of a four-year initiative to train local scientists to analyze and evaluate development issues with demographic tools. The project has trained 150 scientists from nineteen African countries. In this third phase, the organization would continue its training work with an added focus on training participants to be able to teach what they learn in their home institutions. The next phase also seeks to package training materials and data sets and make them available online.
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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.