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Programme

Wednesday 25th May 2011: More Than Numbers

09.00 – 11.00 Keynote Speakers

Welcome address: UCL Provost Prof. Malcolm Grant

Keynote Speakers:

  • 9.10 9.35: HE Ernest Rwamucyo, High Commissioner for Rwanda, London
  • 9.35 10.00: Ms Sara Parkin OBE (Founder Director, Forum for the Future)
  • 10.00 10.15: Prof. Maria Lee (UCL Laws, Former member of Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution)
  • 10.15 11.00: Chair for questions & discussion: Prof. Anthony Costello (UCL)

11.30 13.00 Session 1

Footprints: Environment, Population and Consumption

  • Prof Georgina Mace (Professor of Conservation Science, Imperial College London)
  • Ms Hania Zlotnik (Head of Population Division, UN)
  • Ms Susan George (President, Transnational Institute)
  • Chair: Professor Judith Stephenson (Professor of Sexual & Reproductive Health, UCL)

14.00 – 15.15 Session 2

Population Impact: Regional Perspectives

  • Dr Shireen Jejeebhoy (Population Council, India)
  • Dr Vik Mohan (Blue Ventures, Madagascar)
  • Prof Li Shuzhuo (Professor of Population Studies, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China)
  • Chair: Dr Karen Hardee (Population Reference Bureau)

15.45 – 17.15 Session 3

Population Growth - Problem or Hype?

  • Mr Robert Engelman (World Watch Institute, USA)
  • Dr Betsy Hartmann (Population & Development Programme, Hampshire College, USA)
  • Mr Fred Pearce (Author, Peoplequake)
  • Dr Eliya Zulu (African Institute for Development Policy & Union for African Population Studies)
  • Chair: Ms Karen Newman (Population & Sustainability Network)

Thursday 26th May 2011 From Numbers to Action

09.00 – 09.15 Recap from Day One

  • Prof. Mark Maslin (UCL)

09.15 – 11.00 Session 4

Moving Further, Living Longer

  • Prof Danny Dorling (University of Sheffield & WHO Health Equity Analysis & Research Group)
  • Prof Brenda Yeoh (National University of Singapore & Asia Research Institute)
  • Prof Sarah Harper (Oxford Institute of Population Ageing)
  • Chair: Prof Ronald Skeldon (School of Global Studies, University of Sussex)

11.30 – 13.00 Session 5

Public Health Impacts and Interventions

  • Dr. Diarmid Campbell – Lendrum (Public Health and Environment, WHO)
  • Dr Ndola Prata (Bixby Centre for Population Health & Sustainability, Berkeley, USA)
  • Prof Sir John Beddington (Chief Scientific Advisor, UK)
  • Chair: Dr Sarah Hawkes (UCL)

14.00 – 15.15 Session 6

Economic Planning Challenges: Beyond 2015

  • Prof Ephraim Kamuntu (Minister of State for Finance/Planning, Nigeria)
  • Dr. Mairio Mandara (Advisor to the SSA to President of Nigeria on MDGs)
  • Dr Monica Das Gupta (Senior Demographer, The World Bank)
  • Chair: Prof Costas Meghir (UCL)

15.45 Keynote Speaker:

  • Dr Babatunde Osotimehin (Executive Director, UNFPA)

16.05 – 17.30 Session 7

Policy and Research Directions

  • Ms Cecilia Tacoli (International Institute for Environment and Development)
  • Ms Siri Tellier (University of Copenhagen, formerly of UNFPA)
  • Prof Chris Rapley (UCL Chair of Climate Science)
  • Chair: Dr Richard Horton (Editor, The Lancet)

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Population footprints is supported by:

Leverhulme Trust & The Lancet

The symposium is coordinated by the UCL Institute for Global Health working towards the UCL Grand Challenge of Global Health

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