Virtual Events, December 2022

Written by Natalie Widel, Director of Digital Marketing | Published: December 12, 2022

Great Groups on the Ground

Virtual Events Explore Our New World of 8 Billion

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Monica Nyiraguhabwa gives a presentation over Zoom
Hundreds of members joined us for a mini-series that explored the ramifications of the 8 billion milestone, which we reached on November 15, 2022. These included:
  • Youth Voices on Reproductive Rights and Environmental Sustainability in a World of 8 Billion with Swostika Thapaliya, Youth Innovator at YUWA Nepal, and Riju Dhakal, former President of YUWA
  • Moving the Needle: Realizing Girls’ Rights Through Holistic, Community-Driven Programming with Monica Nyiraguhabwa, Founder and Executive Director of Girl Up Initiative Uganda
  • Marking 8 Billion in the Classroom with Population Education, a presentation by Population Connection’s Laura Short, Senior Education Program Associate, and Barbara Huth, Online Learning Coordinator
  • A Demographic Milestone: Reporting on the 8 Billion Mark, a presentation by Population Connection’s Communications Team: Marian Starkey, VP for Communications, Hannah Evans, Senior Analyst, and Olivia Nater, Communications Manager

Population Connection hosts virtual events several times each month, throughout the year. See what’s coming up next at We hope to see you virtually in 2023!

Learn More About Our Global Partners

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Uganda’s Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH) team monitoring the Mubare gorilla group in September 2020

Population Connection is proud to partner with a growing number of small organizations working to remove barriers to girls’ education, increase access to public health and family planning services, and conserve wildlife. Since 2016, we have made grants to small organizations around the world working on the ground in their local communities to offer programs and services that contribute to stabilizing global population.

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Madagascar’s Lemur Love rangers reviewing samples

Population Connection is not a service provider, but we recognize that the efforts of these small-to medium-sized organizations help to fulfill our mission. Not only does their work complement our population education, communications, and advocacy programs, but these partnerships allow us to raise their profiles, share their stories, and serve as a platform for their on-the-ground insights into challenges related to population growth where they live.

You can learn more about our current global partners at

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Kenya’s Stretchers Youth Organization project officer engaging informal workers during a community outreach forum in Mikindani, Mombasa County

If you’d like to contribute toward our Global Partners program, your gift will be DOUBLED by a generous fellow supporter, now through December 31! This special campaign will match up to $250,000 in gifts, allowing Population Connection to provide a transformative level of support to partner organizations working to improve access to reproductive health care, remove barriers to girls’ education, protect biodiversity, and preserve wildlife habitats.

You can make your gift at