Population trends, environment and development in Africa

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A public seminar and debate with professor John Cleland

mandag 13. januar 2014, kl. 18:00

Sal: Nedjma

Arrangør: Norsk demografisk forening

Inngang: Gratis

Do projected demographic changes represent an Asian-style opportunity for accelerated economic growth in Africa? What threats do continued population growth and climate change pose for localised environmental degradation and African agriculture? Should more measures be taken with the aim of reducing high fertility? How can high fertility be most effectively reduced?

The Norwegian Demographic Society invites you to a public seminar and debate with John Cleland, Professor of Demography at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Cleland has long-standing interests in a range of topics within development demography such as fertility, family planning, and child survival, and has published widely on these subjects.

Discussants:
Berit Austveg, Norwegian Board of Health Supervision. Austveg is a medical doctor who has worked extensively on reproductive health issues in international organisations and published several articles and books on the subject.
Arild Hermstad, director of Future in Our Hands.

Moderator:
Henrik Urdal, senior researcher, Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO).

The seminar will be held in English