This grant to the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) will enable IUSSP to continue supporting the work of the Francophone Network of population scientists. During this grant period, IUSSP will publish and disseminate policy documents on the demographic dividend, conduct training workshops, and sponsor an event with African journalists and parliamentarians to continue disseminating information on the demographic dividend.
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Grants to this Grantee
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.