2024 Virtual Events

Explore our 2024 Virtual Events archive! All virtual speaking events, including Global Partner presentations and guest speakers from this year are available here!

Population, Health, and Environment: The importance of drawing PHE links to close funding gaps

We hosted a virtual side event to the UN’s 57th Session of the Commission on Population and Development with Population Matters and Population Media Center! During the panel discussion, speakers will highlight how addressing the critical connections between population and sustainable development can help increase international reproductive health and rights funding.

Presentation Date: April 23rd, 2024

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Elevating Population Dynamics and Family Planning in Environmental Dialogue

Dr. Céline Delacroix, Director of the FP/Earth project with the Population Institute, joined us for Earth Day! Dr. Delacroix presented findings from a co-authored 2023 journal article that explores the perspectives of sub-Saharan African policymakers, researchers, and activists on the links between reproductive rights, population dynamics, and environmental sustainability.

Presentation Date: April 22nd, 2024

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Earth Day Insights: Population Resilience in the Face of Climate Challenges

Population pressures exacerbate environmental challenges, from resource depletion to biodiversity loss and climate crises. Using a human-rights-based approach—namely, removing barriers to family planning and girls’ education—we can empower people to have smaller families and contribute toward slower population growth.

Presentation Date: April 16th, 2024

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Create Your Legacy Through Planned Giving

Create Your Legacy Through Planned Giving Learn ways to ensure YOUR legacy continues well into the future by including a gift to Population Connection in your estate plans! During the event, hear testimonial from Julian and Kathy Donahue, ZPG Society members who have included Population Connection in their will.

Presentation Date: March 27, 2024

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Global Partner Series: Hope for Kenya Slum Adolescent Initiative

We marked International Women’s Day with Melvine Ouyo, Founder of Hope for Kenya Slum Adolescent Initiative (HKSAI). Through our partnership, we help support HKSAI’s Hope through Education Empowerment Program. This is a transformative initiative to elevate enrollment, retention, and graduation rates in higher education institutions.

Presentation Date: March 6th, 2024

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Dispelling Demographic Delusions

Recently, the UN has been revising the peak world population downward despite revising recent growth upward. Other demographic groups project even lower peaks. All have been overestimating fertility decline and underestimating population growth so far this century. The delusion that the peak is already baked into the pie downplays the need for greater family planning efforts. Over-optimistic projections are in danger of becoming self-defeating prophesies, as complacency leads to even greater population overshoot.

Presentation Date: February 22nd, 2024

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Empowering Change: Digital Activism for Environmental Protection and Women’s Rights

Florence Blondel, Content and Campaigns Specialist with Population Matters, is a seasoned reporter with extensive travel experience in rural Uganda. She seeks to amplify the voices of girls and women, advocate for environmental sustainability, and catalyze meaningful action using the power of digital spaces.

Presentation Date: January 23rd, 2024

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