Outgoing President of UAPS
MISTY partner and Co-I, Professor Sam Codjoe, outside the venue of the 8th Africa Population Conference in Entebbe, Uganda.
Under the theme “Harnessing Africa’s Population Dynamics for Sustainable Development: 25 Years After Cairo And Beyond,” the conference aimed to assess how Africa, 25 years after the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo, can harness its unique population dynamics for sustainable development, using rigorous evidence to establish roadmaps to respond to these critical development challenges.
As outgoing president of the Union for African Population Studies (UAPS) Professor Codjoe chaired the opening ceremony and talked to an audience of nearly 1,000 participants about the rapid pace of Africa’s urbanisation. Professor Codjoe said that by 2050 the majority of citizens will out of rural areas and living in cities and he urged policymakers and all the stakeholders in Africa to come up with ways to deal with urbanization and to make sure Africans benefit from it.