9th African Population Conference (9th APC)

May 20–24, 2024

Lilongwe, Malawi

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Organized every four years by the Union for African Population Studies (UAPS), the African Population Conference (APC) is the largest scientific meeting on population issues that examines the state and knowledge gaps regarding various population and development issues pertaining to the African continent. The theme this year is “Road to 2030: Leveraging Africa’s human capital to achieve transformation in a world of uncertainty.”


The Council and the GIRL Center are proud to be co-sponsors of this year’s APC in Malawi. We will have a booth in the exhibition hall, host two side events, and have several presentations. Council staff attending include: Peter Kisaakye, Mame Mbaye, Eva Muluve, Dela Nai (served on the 9th APC’s International Organizing Committee and International Scientific Committee and is outgoing Treasurer of UAPS), Sharon Nashipae, Francis Obare, George Odwe, and Joe Shaffner. Please visit us at our booth, attend one of our presentations/side events, or stop us in the hallway to talk with us about our research and initiatives.


Images of Council staff at the conference.

Presenters are noted with an asterisk (*) and Council staff are bolded.

Sessions & Speakers

  1. Tuesday 05/21

      Oral presentation | 11:00 am–12:30 pm | Nthiwatiwa Room

      Session Title: Gender, Employment, Unpaid Care, and Domestic Work-1


      Presentation: “Unraveling Workplace Dynamics: Master-slave relationship between female domestic workers and their employers in Ethiopia”

      Lombebo Tagesse Sibamo,* Annabel S. Erulkar, Kassahun Assres, Solomon Molla, Nega Jibat


        Side Event | 2:00 pm–3:30 pm | Nkwali-Nkanga Room

        Session Title: Centering multi-dimensional approaches for adolescent girls

        Eva Muluve,* Mame Mbaye,* Caroline W. Kabiru*


        Panelists will present on research conducted by GIRL Center colleagues and collaborators.

      • Thursday 05/23

          Oral | 9:00 am–10:30 am | Nthiwatiwa Room

          Session Title: Sexual and Reproductive Health in Humanitarian Settings in Africa

          Chair: George Odwe


          Presentation: “Magnitude of childhood sexual violence (SV) in refugee settlements among females and males ages 13-24 years in Uganda: Implications for programming”

          Peter Kisaakye,* Gloria Seruwagi, Francis Obare, Stella Muthuri, Caroline W. Kabiru, Yohannes Dibaba Wado, Chi-Chi Undie

            Poster | 11:00 am–12:30 pm | Poster Room

            Poster Session 3


            Presentation: “Decent Work Deficit at its Peak among Migrant Female Domestic Workers’ Working Conditions in Ethiopia”

            Lombebo Tagesse Sibamo,* Annabel S. Erulkar, Kassahun Assres, Nega Jibat

              UAPS Special Session | 2:00 pm–5:00 pm | Mbidzi Room

              Session Title: Mastering Scientific Writing and Communicating Your Research Through Peer Review Publications

              Ngianga-Bakwin Kandala, George Odwe (Guest Speaker)

                Oral | 4:00 pm–5:30 pm | Bwato Room

                Session Title: Humanitarian Settings and Protection Concerns

                Chair: Francis Obare

                Discussant: George Odwe


                Presentation: “Disability, Childhood Experiences of Violence and Associated Health Outcomes in Refugee Settlements in Uganda”

                Yohannes Dibaba Wado,* Stella Muthuri, Peter Kisaakye, Gloria Seruwagi, Caroline W. Kabiru, Chi-Chi Undie


                Presentation: “Highlights from the First-Ever Violence Against Children and Youth Survey in a Humanitarian Setting”

                Peter Kisaakye,* George Odwe, Yohannes Dibaba Wado, Stella Muthuri, Gloria Seruwagi, Begoña Fernandez, Constanza Ginestra, Caroline W. Kabiru, Chi-Chi Undie

                  Événement de réseautage/Networking event | 4:00 pm–6:00 pm | Nkhwazi Room

                  Venez découvrir le Centre d’Innovation, de Recherche et d’Apprentissage pour les Filles (GIRL) du Population Council, qui est un centre de recherche transversal réunissant les meilleurs chercheurs actuels sur l’adolescence afin de générer, synthétiser et traduire efficacement les données probantes pour la prise de décision.


                  Nous invitons tou.te.s les chercheur.e.s francophones d’Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre à découvrir le hub régional du GIRL Center. Saisissez l’opportunité de créer un réseau et d’apprendre comment vous pouvez participer aux activités du hub régional.



                  Come and discover the Population Council’s Girl Innovation, Research, and Learning (GIRL) Center, a cross-cutting research hub that brings together today’s leading scholars in adolescence to generate, synthesize, and translate evidence effectively for decision-making.


                  We are inviting all Francophone West and Central African researchers to learn about the GIRL Center’s regional hub. Take the opportunity to network and learn about how you can plug into the regional hub’s activities.

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