Population Association of Southern Africa 

Newsletter: 28 June 2018

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PASA 2018 Population Conference: Stellenbosch University
There are only 21 days to the 2018 Population Conference!
The draft programme has been sent to authors who are presenting.  The final programme will be sent out  to conference delegates at the end of next week.

Early registration closes on 30 June 2018! 

Make sure you complete the online registration form here once you have paid your registration fees.
PASA 2018 Pre-conference Workshops (16- 17 July 2018)
PASA will host two one-day pre-conference workshops on the 16th and the 17th of July 2018 at Stellenbosch University.

Applications have been received and attendees have been confirmed.  Delegates are reminded to ensure that they make payments prior to the conference.

The South African Medical Research Council will facilitate a workshop on "Making sense of cause of death data" on the 16th of July
Prof Philippe Bocquier will facilitate a workshop on "Migration, health and mortality in developing countries" on the 17th of July.

Statistics Botswana Appoints Statistician General
Statistics Botswana is excited to announce the appointment of Dr Burton Mguni as the Statistician General begining June 2018.  Dr Mguni hold a  Master of Science (M.S.) Statistics Degree from Colorado State University and a PhD in Statistics from the University of Northern Colorado. He brng to the organisation vast experience in higher education and government. For a full biography, click here.
The 6th Migration Conference is taking place in Lisbon, Portugal from 26 to 28 June 2018. The Migration Conference is a forum for discussion where experts, young researchers and students, practitioners and policy makers working in the field of migration are encouraged to exchange their knowledge and experiences in a friendly and frank environment.

Below are some of the Southern African Demographers who are attendng the conference
Pictured from left to right Diego Iturralde (Statistics South Africa), Nicole De Wet (Wits University) and Sasha Frade (Wits University).
Pictured on the left, Sasha Frade, presenting her paper titled "The Influence of Gender-Based Violence (Gbv) on The Reproductive Health of Migrants in Uganda".  Pictured right, Nicole De Wet, presenting her paper on "Disability among migrant- adolescents in South Africa: Levels and determinants".

The University of Cape Town hosted the Summer Institute in Computational Social Science from 18- 19 June 2018.  The institute was organized by Dr Visseho Adjiwanou and it attracted social scientists and data scientists from various regions.

Below are some of the participants who attended.  For the biographies of conveners and delegates, click here.


Emmanuel Ọlámíjùwọ́n  
(University of Swaziland/Wits University)
shares his experience

"It has been a great opportunity to learn and adapt computational techniques to address social and health problems in Africa."
The Brown University International Advanced Research Institutes (BIARI) convene early-career participants from around the world to address pressing global issues through collaboration across academic, professional, and geographic boundaries. Applications are invited from early-career scholars and practitioners, especially those based at institutions in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe, to participate in intensive, residential two-week institutes at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs.
This BIARI institute on Health and Social Change in collaboration with the African Population and Health Research Centre (APHRC) was held in Nairobi from 3 - 9 June 2018.
Some of the dlegates who attended the BIARI institute on Health and Social Change in Nairobi
Dr Sunday Adedini, pictured left, was one of the participants at the BIARI in Nairobi.  Dr Sunday Adedini is  a Programme Manager for the Soweto HDDS at the Respiratory and Meningeal Pathogens Research Unit (Wits University).
This BIARI institute on Social Entrepreneurship within Health and Humanitarian Innovation  was held from 2 - 16 June at Brown University.  "Social entrepreneurship stimulates social change by addressing root causes of problems with a systems lens and creating solutions that are transformative, ethical and sustainable. Social entrepreneurship is a young field that transforms inequitable conditions, including within the healthcare and humanitarian spheres." 
Delegates who attended the BIARI institute on Social Entrepreneurship within Health and Humanitarian Innovation
Tendai Banda (Malawi), pictured in the middle, shares her experience of the BIARI institute on Social Entrepreneurship within Health and Humanitarian Innovation.

“Taking part in BIARI 2018 was refreshing as it allowed global leaders from various professions to come together and share solutions to the worlds pressing problems. The emphasis on the importance of research before coming up with innovations or solutions to world problems was a very important takeaway for me.” 
Data Innovator will be hosting Data Artistry Master Classes during Jul, Sept & Nov 2018.  For a detailed overview, click here or contact

Submit your paper to the
Southern African Journal of Demography

 Prof Maharaj
Submit your paper  to the 
African Population Studies Journal 

Guidelines to submit here
The Population Young Author Prize is open to students or young researchers working in the field of population studies and will be awarded to the most outstanding original paper submitted to the competition jury.  For more information, click here.
Applications are open to study a Master of Arts degree in Migration and Displacement at the African Centre for Migration and Society at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.  Applications close on the 30th of September 2018.  For more information visit their website.

The International Journal in Social Research Methods and Methodology is pleased to announce the 2018 competition for papers written by early career researchers (ECRs), who are either current doctoral students, or in their first three years of post-doctoral employment since the date of their doctoral graduation day.  A prize of £500 will be awarded to the best paper and this and runners up will be published in the Journal.  To enter, click here.

Internship: Generations and Gender Programme - NIDI-KNAW - Den Haag (Deadline 01/07/18 or until position is filled). For application information, click here.
The University of New Mexico will host the 2019 Population and Public Policy Conference at Hotel Albuquerque in Old Town from February 8-9, 2019.  The deadline to submit abstracts is the 15th of September 2018.  For more details click here.
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Complete the membership form here.

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