IUSSP International Conference in Cape Town

Watch out for great things at the IUSSP International Conference in Cape Town next month

 The IUSSP International Population Conference will be held in Cape Town from 28 October to 4 November 2017. Mark Collinson is a member of the National Organising Committee (NOC), hosted by Statistics South Africa, which has been tasked with preparing for and hosting the conference. The preparation involved, firstly, creating an exciting programme on African population issues for two conference days, known as Africa Days; secondly, organising a range of pre-conference training workshops, thirdly, organising the involvement of young statisticians from the African continent; and, fourthly, organising a programme for Grade 8 school learners, who begin learning about population issues in their Geography curriculum. The aim of the NOC contribution is to complement the international science programme with a relevant set of African themes and highlight the pipeline for Africans to enter into the field of population studies, as well providing oversight of general logistical issues, such as interpretation and catering.