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UG’s Prof. Codjoe Elected President of the Union for African Population Studies

UG’s Prof. Codjoe Elected President of the Union for African Population Studies

The Director of the Regional Institute for Population Studies (RIPS) of the University of Ghana (UG), Legon, Professor Samuel Nii Ardey Codjoe, has been elected as the President of the Union for African Population Studies (UAPS) for the period 2016-2019. The event took place during the closing ceremony of the 7th Africa Population Conference in Pretoria, South Africa. Prof. Codjoe, who was the Vice President of the Union, succeeded Prof. Jean Francois Kobiane of the University of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

Prof. Codjoe expressed his appreciation for the confidence reposed in him by the Union, and applauded his predecessor for successfully managing the affairs of the Union. He promised to continue to build the Union into a formidable force, saying, “My vision is to maintain the Union’s international recognition as one of the leading population groups in the world”.

Outlining his vision for the next four years, Prof. Codjoe, stated that he would take steps to ensure that African Population Scientists continue to make inputs into the formulation and implementation of population policies through the publication of population research findings. He also intends to initiate a long-term investment plan for the Union.

UAPS is a pan-African non-profit organization. It was established through the initiative of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) by the Third General Conference of African Demographers, Statisticians and Planners held in Addis Ababa in March 1984, in order to promote the scientific study of population and application of research evidence in development planning in Africa.

In a related development, during the Opening Ceremony of the Conference, Prof Codjoe, presented an award to the Statistician-General of South Africa, Mr. Pali Lehohla for being an Alumnus RIPS is exceptionally proud of.


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