Expert group meeting on the post-2015 era: implications for the global research agenda on population and development

New York

Date: 
10 April 2015

Overview

“The post-2015 era: Implications for the global research agenda on population and development” expert group meeting will identify and discuss research priorities on population and development that merit global attention in the next 15 years. The meeting will bring together researchers and academics, experts from Governments and international organizations, as well as representatives from donors and civil society.

There will be six substantive panel discussions and common questions to be addressed in each panel are:

  • What are the key knowledge gaps in this area?

  • What steps should be taken to address these gaps?

  • What are the ways and means to implement research priorities?

The findings of the meeting will assist the international community in defining a global, policy-relevant research agenda on population and development.

Documents 

Organization of work

10 April 2015

09:00 – 10:00 

 

I. Opening session

Opening Session on UN Web TV  

 

10:15 – 11:30

Concurrent interactive discussions 
II. Changing age structures and their impact: youth

  • Population Division, UN DESA: Key trends

  • Moderator: Noella Richard, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) 

  • Expert: Jean-François Kobiané, Université de Ouagadougou 

  • Expert: Steven Kapsos, International Labour Organization (ILO) 

  • Expert: Kemi Williams, UK Department for International Development (DFID) 

 
III. Population and global health 

  • Population Division, UN DESA: Key trends

  • Moderator: Somnath Chatterji, World Health Organization (WHO) 

  • Expert: Prabhat Jha, University of Toronto 

  • Expert: Daniel Kress, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 

  • Expert: Robert Black, Johns Hopkins University 

 

11:45 – 13:00 

Concurrent interactive discussions
IV. Changing age structures and their impact: ageing

  • Population Division, UN DESA: Key trends

  • Moderator: Jorge Bravo, Population Division, UN DESA 

  • Expert: Ronald Lee, University of California, Berkeley 

  • Expert: John Haaga, National Institute on Ageing 

  • Expert: Reiko Hayashi, National Institute of Population and Social Security Research, Japan 

 
V. Population and reproductive health 

  • Population Division, UN DESA: Key trends

  • Moderator: Bruce Campbell, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)  

  • Expert: Amy Tsui, Johns Hopkins University 

  • Expert: John Bongaarts, Population Council 

  • Expert: Shawn Malarcher, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) 

 

14:30 – 16:00 

Concurrent interactive discussions 
VI. Sustainable urbanization 

  • Population Division, UN DESA: Key trends

  • Moderator: Deborah Balk, City University of New York 

  • Expert: Shlomo Angel, New York University 

  • Expert: Jose Miguel Guzman, ICF International 

  • Expert: Lauren Sorkin, Rockefeller Foundation 

 

VII. International migration and development 

  • Population Division, UN DESA: Key trends

  • Moderator: Clare Menozzi, Population Division, UN DESA 

  • Expert: Pietro Mona, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation 

  • Expert: Takiywaa Manuh, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) 

  • Expert: Cris Beauchemin, Institut National d’Etudes Démographiques 

 

16:15 – 18:00 

VIII. Summary and conclusions Conference

  • Summary of key points from each session (Rapporteurs) 

  • Discussion 

  • John Wilmoth, Population Division, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA): Concluding remarks