REGIONAL POPULATION SITUATION ANALYSIS(PSA) WORKSHOP 2017

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Date and time: 
Thu, 05/25/2017 - 09:00
Location / Venue: 

JACARANDA HOTEL WESTLANDS

 

Since 2003, UNFPA has engaged countries in operationalizing the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) principles and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) into practical strategies that countries could implement to effectively achieve consistent results in terms of quality population and sustainable development. A key aspect of these strategies is that human beings should be placed at the centre of the development processes. In 2010, UNFPA consolidated the various integration tools into a comprehensive conceptual and methodological guide on Population Situation Analysis (PSA). The guide provided the basis for an integrated appraisal of population and reproductive health dynamics and their impacts on poverty, inequality and development. The guide was intended to contribute to more efficient evidence-based programming, which relies on; increased capacity for data generation, development of new databases, the consolidation of available evidence and the promotion of the use of data. Since the guide was developed during the Millennium Development Goals era, it focused strongly on poverty eradication and population inequalities.

 

While PSA methodology and its focus on population inequality and poverty reduction remain relevant today, it is clear that some adjustments are needed to align the content and priorities to the SDGs principles and indicators within the framework of the ICPD Beyond 2014. Furthermore, the lessons learned from the conduct of the PSA in the Africa region, and indeed globally, point to the need to revise the tools and methodology. The new development agenda and lessons learned make it necessary to revise and refocus the PSA Guide developed in 2010 to facilitate its adoption and utilization.

 

In this regard, the UNFPA Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office, in collaboration with the UNFPA Kenya Country Office, requested the Population Studies and Research Institute (PSRI), University of Nairobi, to take lead in the revision exercise. Accordingly, PSRI the revised the guide that will be used to build capacity in PSA within the Africa region. The revised guide should not be seen as replacing the PSA Guide of 2010, but rather as an updated tool and technical resource in population situation analysis to achieve effective implementation of the 2030 agenda for sustainable development and ICPD beyond 2014 Agenda in all countries (i.e. as a complement to the existing guidelines). The PSRI, in collaboration with the UNFPA Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office, will be organizing workshops to build capacity on population situation analysis using the revised guide.

Expiry Date: 
Fri, 05/10/2019 - 09:00

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