The art of engaging religious leaders in advocating for sexuality education

Recently, we were invited to a meeting to discuss harnessing the demographic dividend by investing in the youth population. Obviously, we prepared a technical presentation and a highlight of the Kenyan roadmap providing a pathway that the country needs to harness the potential of its youth for faster socio-economic development. On reaching the Nairobi meeting [...]

By | April 3rd, 2019|Blogs|Comments Off on The art of engaging religious leaders in advocating for sexuality education

ICPD+25 Conference comes to Nairobi, Kenya

Introduction Kenya will, from 13th to 15th November 2019, be hosting an international conference in Nairobi on the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) after 25 years otherwise named ICPD+25. The secretariat for the event is the National Council for Population and Development (NCPD).   What is ICPD+25? The ICPD in reference was held [...]

By | March 6th, 2019|Blogs|Comments Off on ICPD+25 Conference comes to Nairobi, Kenya

Inter-Agency Technical Committee on Gender Statistics established in Kenya

Introduction The UN Women in collaboration with Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) is implementing a programme called ‘Making Every Woman and Girl Count (MEWGC): Supporting the Monitoring and Implementation of the SDGS through Better Production and Use of Gender Statistics. The first step in the programme was the establishment of an Inter-Agency Technical Committee [...]

By | January 18th, 2019|Blogs|Comments Off on Inter-Agency Technical Committee on Gender Statistics established in Kenya

THE STATE OF THE WORLD AND STATE OF KENYA POPULATION REPORTS LAUNCHED

The National Council for Population and Development (NCPD) has in its annual calendar, the launches of The State of the World and The State of Kenya Population Reports. They are always done together with the support of the United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA. This year’s launch was for The State of the World Report 2018 [...]

By | December 19th, 2018|Blogs|Comments Off on THE STATE OF THE WORLD AND STATE OF KENYA POPULATION REPORTS LAUNCHED

MEDIUM TERM PLAN III LAUNCHED BY H.E DEPUTY PRESIDENT WILLIAM RUTO

The Third Medium Term Plan (MTP III) was officially launched on Friday 23rd November 2018 by H.E Deputy President William Ruto at the KICC. NCPD was represented by the Director Technical Services, Mr Nyakwara and Wambui Kungu from the Planning Unit. MTP III is the current 5 Year Plan to implement the third cycle of Kenya’s [...]

By | November 28th, 2018|Blogs, Uncategorized|Comments Off on MEDIUM TERM PLAN III LAUNCHED BY H.E DEPUTY PRESIDENT WILLIAM RUTO

In Their Hands Project (at a glance)

“Did you know that only last year (2017), the Government of Kenya spent Kes.613million on post abortion care services?” (In Their Hands Project Manager)   Challenge of Unplanned pregnancies Unplanned/Unintended pregnancies have become a big challenge, especially those happening among adolescents and youth. A 2017 report by Ministry of Health (National Aids Control Council (NACC), [...]

By | November 13th, 2018|Blogs|Comments Off on In Their Hands Project (at a glance)

Role of Population in Provision of Universal Health Care

Population growth puts pressure on adequacy of social services including health care. As the population grows, so does the demand for health care. Background The disease burden among adults in the most economically productive ages is rapidly increasing in Kenya due to increased poverty, poor health services, poor nutrition and increased number of older persons. [...]

By | November 1st, 2018|Blogs, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Role of Population in Provision of Universal Health Care

Population and Food Security in Kenya

In Kenya, more than half of the population lack enough food, not because of the level of economic development only but also because of the rapid population increase that surpasses by far, the rate of food production.   Why Should Food Security be a Focus for the Government? The United Nations defines food security as [...]

By | October 15th, 2018|Blogs, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Population and Food Security in Kenya

The ‘Big Four’ Agenda and Population Management in Kenya

Rapid population growth in developing countries is central to most of the pressing problems and is a serious challenge to human destiny. As the population increases fast, demands for food, healthcare and housing also increase in the same or faster pace hence efforts to provide/improve social services to citizens should have population management as a [...]

By | September 26th, 2018|Blogs, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The ‘Big Four’ Agenda and Population Management in Kenya

Is a Population Policy Necessary?

To achieve the much desired status of a middle or high economy, a country needs to invest heavily in the economy but this is not possible if the rate of population growth far overtakes that of the economy. A population policy comes into the picture to try to manage the growth of population.   Background [...]

By | September 26th, 2018|Blogs, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Is a Population Policy Necessary?
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