Upcoming Workshops and Conferences

Ongoing Events

Virtual Conference on The African Household

This ongoing workshop was a follow-up to the Dakar, Senegal workshop (Jan 15-17, 2001).  Its theme is The African Household: An Exploration of Census Data. During the workshop, a number of scholars and researchers shared ideas on household issues and discussed a dozen scholarly papers. The outcome of the workshop will be published by early 2003 in an upcoming volume on African Households.  The conference was held from November 21– 24, 2001. Currently, there are ongoing online discussions and exchanges between the various researchers/participants in order to improve their papers for inclusion in the upcoming volume on African Households.

Past Workshops and Conferences

ACAP Technical Meeting Series

The African Census Analysis Project (ACAP), held a series of bi-weekly technical meetings over the summer of 2001 on various aspects of its activities. The meeting times were from 12.00 p.m. to 1.00 p.m. in room 287 McNeil Building, 3718 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA.

ACAP Workshops

Workshop on Demography and Health in Africa
(Bellagio, Italy, December 03-13, 2002)

After Robben Island: The Demography of South Africa

(Pretoria, South Africa, November 29 to December 1, 2001)

This workshop was organized in collaboration with Statistics South Africa (Stats SA).  Papers for an upcoming volume “After Robben Island: The Demography of South Africa” were presented and discussed at this workshop. About 30 participants including members of the SADC statistics committee, Stats SA, other ACAP partners and collaborators, were in attendance.

Social Change and the Demography of Africa: Evidence from the Analysis of Census Data

(Dakar, Senegal, January 15-17, 2001)

This conference was organized in collaboration with the Union for African Population Studies (UAPS) and the Institut de Formation et de Recherche Démographiques (IFORD) in Dakar, Senegal.  More than 50 participants (researchers and census officials) from over 12 African countries attended this workshop during which the first output of ACAP’s ongoing research was discussed.

Evaluation of Preliminary Research Results and Research Agenda

(Bellagio, Italy, April 8-20, 1999)

This workshop brought together 10 partners and collaborators from Cameroon, Kenya, Malawi, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Zimbabwe, and the United States to discuss and evaluate the preliminary results of the ongoing research using African census data and to (re)define the future research agenda of ACAP.

Sharing Experiences with Census Data and Planning Future Research

(Pretoria, South Africa, January 10-16, 1998)

This workshop which was organized in collaboration with Statistics South Africa, in Pretoria, South Africa brought together African scholars and officials from various African census bureaus to share their experiences with census data and to plan future research activities. This workshop was critical in the consolidation of the ACAP Pan-African collaboration and established a research agenda and the protocol for future collaborative activities.

Unveiling ACAP

(University of Pennsylvania, USA, March 1997)

This was the first workshop which marked the beginning of ACAP and also the articulation of its objectives. 

Other Conferences

Census Data in the 21st Century

(IUSSP Conference) Bahia, Brazil, August 20-24, 2001; Session Program

Population Association of America (PAA) Meetings

The list of papers presented by ACAP collaborators and associates at the previous PAA meetings is available by clicking the links below. 

Minneapolis, Minnesota: May 1-3, 2003

Atlanta, Georgia: May 9-11, 2002

Washington, DC: March 29-31, 2001

Los Angeles, California: March 23-25, 2000

African Population Conference

Tunis, Tunisia, 8-12 December 2003. The Union for African Population Studies has organized the fourth African Population Conference. Click here for more information.

Durban, South Africa, December 1999.  Session held on “African censuses for understanding the demography of Africa” and a demonstration of The Pan African Census Explorer