Wel-come

Welcome to the official page of the First National Population Conference 2014 being held in 5-7 June 2014, Kathmandu. The conference is jointly organized by Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), Population Association of Nepal (PAN), Central Department of Population Studies/Tribhuvan University (CPDS/TU), Centre for Research on Environment, Health and Population Activities (CREHPA), Family Planning Association of Nepal (FPAN) and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Nepal with Population Services International (PSI) Nepal and Marie Stopes International (MSI) being the co-organizers. We invite academics, researchers, policy makers and implementers and development partners to form a collaborative network to communicate population in development planning. The event will provide a unique opportunity for exchanging knowledge and experiences for building a stronger partnership amongst the stakeholders for brining change in lives of Nepali people through the activities of teaching, training, research, advocacy, population management and development initiatives.

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Background

Nepal has witnessed many important demographic changes over the last 20 years due to declining fertility and mortality rates, increasing life expectancy, increasing age at marriage and large volume of both internal and international migration.

Large volumes of labour migration from Nepal within and outside country have brought about new dynamics in demography and development. Nepal has recently completed major surveys and the census such as National Population and Housing Census 2011, Nepal Demographic and Health Survey 2011, Nepal Adolescents and Youth Survey 2010/11, Nepal Living Standard Survey 2010/11, Multi-Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) 2010, Nepal Labour Force Survey 2008/09, among others have discovered different dynamics of population characteristics. These sources have produced valuable information for dissemination to a large audience for academic, policy and programme benefits.

objective

1. Encourage Nepali scholars to explore and disseminate research findings and good practices.
2. Advocate government institutions, universities, development organizations and other stakeholders to include population and sustainable development issues in their area of work.
3. Provide a forum for national and international scholars working in the population and development issues to exchange ideas  and experiences. 
4. Document  good practices and  research findings  valuable to policy making and research
5. Develop national and international networks among population scholars and organizations.

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