Population and Regional Development Nexus

Venue: Quetta

Location: Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan

Event Date/Time: Nov 06, 2007 End Date/Time: Nov 08, 2007
Abstract Submission Date: Jun 15, 2007
Paper Submission Date: Sep 15, 2007
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Mission Statement

Population Association of Pakistan (PAP) is working to promote and strengthen the discipline of population by providing a platform to subject experts for facilitating their professional development, and sharing of scientific knowledge and experiences in population and the related disciplines.

Annual Population Research Conference:

The Eight Annual Population Research Conference will be held from November 6th to 8th 2007 in Quetta, Pakistan. The theme of the Conference is “Population at the Nexus of Regional Development”.

The conference is co-sponsored by International Donors/Agencies and other partners in social sector development. The conference program focuses on critical population issues pertaining to MDGs in the Asian context. The sharing of knowledge among scholars and professionals will give them an opportunity to learn from each other’s experiences and identify avenues for future collaboration at a regional level.

Call for Abstracts:

To achieve the objectives PAP is inviting Abstracts for the Conference, which should reach the PAP Secretariat latest by 15th June 2007. The abstract must be written in English and should be submitted electronically with complete contact information including a working email address.
The abstract submitted should follow the format available at www.pap.org.pk. All abstracts will be reviewed and selected by a Scientific Committee*. Information about acceptance of abstracts will be communicated to authors by 15th July 2007. The last date for the receipt of completed papers is 15th September 2007. If the paper is not received by the due date, it will not be included in the conference program. After reviewing the papers, members of the Scientific Committee will recommend to PAP Secretariat if the paper presenter is eligible for financial support.
· All accepted abstracts will be posted at the PAP Website.
· Submitted Papers once accepted will be property of PAP, which will be published in the proceedings of the conference. However, later, the revised version of the paper can be submitted for publication elsewhere, with due acknowledgement given to PAP.

Conference Sub-Themes*:
1. Gender Dimensions of Development
2. Regional Perspective of Migration
3. Expanding Cities and Emerging Societal Problems
4. Youth, An Untapped Asset
5. Breaking the Population, Poverty and Environment Spiral
6. Fire walling the HIV epidemic
7. Keeping the Reproductive Health Agenda Alive

Important Dates:
Activity Date
Submission of Abstract 15 June, 2007
Acceptance of Abstract 15 July, 2007
Submission of Final Paper/Poster 15th September, 2005
Conference Dates 6 – 8 November, 2007

*Scientific Committee:

Dr. Naushin Mahmood
Dr. Ali Mohammad Mir
Mrs. Seemin Ashfaq
Dr. Rashida Panezai
Mr. M. Aslam Chaudhry
Dr. Nabeela Ali
Dr. Mehtab S. Karim
Dr. Aliya H. Khan
Dr. Arshad Mehmood
Dr. Farid Midhet
Prof. Dr. M. Nizamuddin

For Further information:
Mr. Zaigham Muzammil Kazmi
Executive Officer - PAP
House 7, Street 63, F-6/3 Islamabad, Pakistan
Ph: +92 51 2877192 Fax: +92 51 2877183
Email: zaigham@pcpak.org