About Conference

Every four years, The Union for African Population Studies (UAPS) organizes a general conference on the African population.
The aim of this conference is to share and disseminate research evidence on population and development issues and explore ways for applying the research evidence to improve policies and programs aimed at uplifting the well-being of people in Africa.

The conference provides an opportunity for networking and knowledge sharing among researchers, policy makers, program managers, international development partners, and other key stakeholders in the population field.
The conference includes various capacity building activities targeted at young scholars.

The eighth African Population Conference will be jointly hosted by the Government of Uganda and UAPS between 18 and 22 November 2019.
The conference will be held at Imperial Resort Beach Hotel, Entebbe under the theme “Harnessing Africa's Population for Sustainable Development: 25 years after Cairo and Beyond”.

Important Dates

May 25, 2019 : Online submission of papers or abstracts start
July 22, 2019 : Deadline for submitting papers and abstracts (extended from June 30)
July 31, 2019 : Authors are notified of papers accepted to regular sessions.
August 31, 2019 : Information to authors of posters and additional sessions, including member/partner-initiated meetings to be incorporated in the main programme
September 15, 2019 : Revision of final abstracts to be published in the Conference Programme
October 1, 2019 : Submission of final papers to conference website and to discussants and session chairs
November 18, 2019 : Conference Begins

UAPS 2019 Program

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National Population Council

The National Population Council is a government agency that was established by an Act of Parliament in 2014 to coordinate the implementation of the National Population Policy and Population Programme, and to advocate for the integration of population factors in development planning in accordance with the agreed framework under the National Development Plan.



Union for African Population Studies

The Union for African Population Studies (UAPS) is a non-profit making Pan-African organization that aims to promote the scientific study of population and the application of research evidence in development planning in Africa. UAPS was established through the initiative of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) by the Third General Conference of African Demographers, Statisticians and Planners held in Addis Ababa in March 1984.



United Nations Population Fund

The United Nations Population Fund, formerly the United Nations Fund for Population Activities, is a UN organization. The UNFPA says it "is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled". Their work involves the improvement of reproductive health; including creation of national strategies and protocols, and birth control by providing supplies and services.



Uganda bureau of statistics

UBOS is the principal data collecting, processing, analysing and disseminating agency responsible for coordinating and supervising the National Statistical System. The decision to establish the Bureau arose from the need for an efficient and user-responsive agency that would meet the growing demand for statistics on the social, economic and political developments in the country. The Bureau is, therefore, coordinating “the development and maintenance of a National Statistical System which will ensure collection, analysis and dissemination of integrated, reliable and timely statistical information.

Uganda Day Program

Date:         Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Venue:     Imperial Resort Beach, Entebbe

08:00 – 08:30 am

Arrival and registration

08:30 – 09:00 am

Documentary on Uganda

Session Chair:  Prof. Fred Wabwire-Mangen, Chairperson NPC


National Anthem, East African Anthem and Prayer


09:00 – 09:10 am

Welcome remarks from the Co-organising institutions

Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe
Vice Chancellor Makerere University

09:10 – 09:20 am

Welcome remarks from the Chairperson National Organising Committee of the 8th African Population Conference

Dr. Jotham Musinguzi
Director General NPC 

09:20 – 09:35 am

Statement by Hon. Minister of State for Finance, Planning and Economic Development (Planning)                                       

Hon. David Bahati

09:35 – 09:50 am

Opening Remarks by the Rt. Hon. Speaker of Parliament

Rt. Hon. Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga

09:50 – 10:00 am

Theme Song

Ms. Ruth Muguta

10:00 – 10:30 am

Key Note Address by the Minister of State for Lands, Housing and Urban Development (Housing)

Hon. Dr. Chris Baryomunsi 

10:30 – 11:00 am

Health Break


11:00 – 01:00 pm

Parallel Sessions

Population & Development
Chair: Mr. Mondo Kyateka

Young People
MC:  Ronnie Musiimenta

Chair: Dr. Chris Mukiza

  1. Uganda's demographic realities and impact on development by Dr. Joseph Muvawala Executive Director NPA
  2. Uganda's investments for harnessing the demographic dividend by Dr. John Sekamatte Ssebuliba P&D Consultant
  3. Empowering communities for economic growth and development by Dr. Sarah Ssewanyana, Executive Director EPRC
  4. District opportunities and challenges for socio economic transformation, by Mr. Peter Douglas Okello, LCV Chairperson, Omoro District
  1. Adolescents and Youth Sexual reproductive health Rights by Ms. Joan Amanda Banura Team leader, UYAFPAH
  2. Economic empowerment by Zilla Mary Arach; Co-founder and chief technology officer (CTO) of Akorion Technologies
  3. Innovation in health service provision by Humphrey Nabimanya,  Founder and Team leader, RAHU
  4. Impact of Interventions on Health and Development during Childhood and Adolescence by Dr. Sabrina Bakeera Kitaka
  1. Role of National Standard Indicators in the National Development Agenda by Ms. Molly Nina Acan Senior Statistician UBOS
  2. Small area statistics compilation in Uganda by Ms. Racheal Nambooze, Senior Statistician UBOS
  3. State of statistics on the young population in Uganda by Mr. Mwebesa Edison Lecturer Kyambogo University
  4. Penetration of data science/ data revolution in the National Statistical System by Prof. Ben Kiregyera

01:00 – 02:00 pm



02:00 – 04:30 pm

Debate: Topic and panel
Harnessing youth development potential in Africa: Have we failed?
Introductory remark: Mr. Alain Sibenaler
Main Speakers:

  1. Dr. Pali Lehohla (Proposer)
  2. Ms. Olga Daphynne Namukuza (Proposer)
  3. Hon. Monica Amoding (Opposer)
  4. Ms. Lillian Aber (Opposer)
  5. Hon. Abbas Agaba (Opposer)
  6. Mr. Charles Ocici (Proposer)

Session Chair:  Hon. Janat Mukwaya

04:30 – 05:00 pm

Health Break


05:00 – 09:00 pm

Cultural/ Tourism Show/ Dinner



Event Partners

Location & Contact

  • National Population Council
  • Statistics House
    Plot 09, Colville Street
    P.O Box 2666, Kampala Uganda