A 3rd Science Congress organized by the Ethiopian Academy of Sciences (EAS) will take place from 07 – 08 December 2017 (on Thursday & Friday) at the Conference Hall of Authority for Research and Conservation of Cultural Heritages (ARCCH), 5 Killo behind the National Museum.
The major theme of the Congress will be “Harnessing the Demographic Dividend: Ethiopia’s Emerging Challenge.” It will serve as a platform for stakeholders including researchers, policymakers, academics, students, civil society organizations, and international stakeholders to discuss the timely issue. It will further spotlight diverse perspectives and empirical findings on contextual issues underpinning the demographic dividend in Ethiopia.
Objectives of the Congress are to:
assess the status of demographic transition and the prospect of harnessing demographic dividend in Ethiopia;
encourage and stimulate contextualized discussion on the issues surrounding demographic transition and demographic dividend;
bring demographic dividend to the priority of the policymakers’ agenda; and
recommend evidence-based and context-specific policy measures for sustaining the demographic transition in Ethiopia to harness demographic dividend.
The congress sub-themes will further address the Features of Ethiopia’s Population, Improved Access to Reproductive Health and Other Health-Care Services, Quality Education and Skill Development, Youth Employment and Empowerment and Empowering Girls and Women.
The Academy will update all details of the Congress afterwards.