Annual Population Research Conference Held to Address Population Growth Issues & Human Resource Development


Greenstar Social Marketing (GSM), an independent network member of Population Services International, participated as one of the sponsors in the 18th Annual Population Research conference in Lahore today to address issues related to population growth and human resource development. The conference has been organized by Population Association of Pakistan in collaboration with the Government College University. Otherorganizations participating in the conference include The United Nations Population Fund, Population Council, Marie Stopes Society, Jhpiego, an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University, Hands Pakistan, The David Lucile Packard Foundation, Rural Support Programmes Network (RSPN),Rahnuma, JSI Research and Training Institute, Bargad Organization for Youth Development and Aman Foundation.

Titled “Population Growth and Investing in Human Resource Development” the conference aims to generate debate and seek policy directions ondeficiency on family planning goals, investing in present and future generations through education and youth skills development by focusing on out of school children especially girls, implications of decrease sex ratio on gender issues, advocating institutional supports for old age security and advocating for increased resource allocation to sustain human resource development. During the conference, a one day youth festival will also be organized to explore opportunities for Pakistan youth.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Syed AzizurRab, CEO, GSM said “The Population Census 2017, conducted after almost two decades, has not been able to bring concerns pertaining to rapid growth of Pakistan’s population and linked to a full range of human development concerns. Through this conference, our purpose is not only to address the challenges posed by Census 2017 in terms of population growth but also discuss about the ways our human resource can be developed”.

Population Association of Pakistan (PAP) has been working to promote and strengthen the discipline of population by providing a forum to subject experts, sharing scientific knowledge in population, facilitating their professionaldevelopment, and sharing experience in the different fields related to population and development since the last 17 years.

The conference will conclude on December 22nd, 2017 with one day youth festival, focusing on exploring opportunities for Pakistan youth, at Government College University, Lahore

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