The second Conference of African Demographers -- aimed at tackling the continent's population problems -- opened its three-day session in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, on Tuesday (7 May).
GV INTERIOR Africa Hall.
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SV Delegates from Zambia and Zaire
SV PAN delegates from Swaziland and Sudan.
CU delegates from Senegal and Togo (2 shots)
CU Delegates from Rwanda and Mali (2 shots)
CU Ditto from Madagascar & Kenya(2 shots)
CU Ditto from Liberial and Ghana (2 shots)
CU ditto from Ethiopia and Gambia(2 shots)
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Background: The second Conference of African Demographers -- aimed at tackling the continent's population problems -- opened its three-day session in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, on Tuesday (7 May). The meeting has added significance because it is being held as the United Nations prepares to adopt a global plan, which it's hoped will solve many of the world's population problems.
The conference agenda included a study on the volume and implications of migration to the big African cities, and another on the relationship between economic development and population.
The main speaker at the opening session was the acting chief of the Economic Commission for Africa's Population Programme, Mr. Daniel Ghansha, who said two new training institutions were now operating. One is at Yaounde, in Cameroon, for French speaking trainees, and the second in Accra Ghana, for English speakers. It was hoped enough staff would be trained at the two institutions in time for the 1980 round of population censuses.
The Conference of African Demographers meets twice a year to review the work of the commission in the population field. This meeting was attended by observers from Europe and the United States, as well as delegates from most African nations.