BRICS 2018 IN South Africa

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BRICS 2018 IN South Africa

South Africa’s membership of the BRICS is a vital element of the country’s international strategy. In recent years BRICS has increasingly been recognised as a new institution of global governance. What makes it unique is the fact that five developing nations from diverse regions have managed to institutionalise a multi-lateral platform of global governance that aims to provide mutual support for the nations to achieve both their internal/domestic developmental objectives, as well as shared objectives in terms of international relations.

The BRICS can be approached as a catalyst, and enabling tool, for the pursuit and achievement of South Africa’s NDP goals and foreign policy priorities, including the realisation of goals of the NDP, promotion of the African Agenda, sustainable development, and global governance reform.

The relevance of BRICS and its uniqueness in 2018 can be seen in a context of growing threats of trade wars, isolationism (e.g. BREXIT), trade protectionism, and anti-integrationist movements (as seen in recent EU elections).

Hosted in South Africa under the theme “BRICS in Africa: Collaboration for Inclusive Growth and Shared Prosperity in the 4th Industrial Revolution,” the 10th Summit provides a strategic platform for South Africa to expose BRICS partners to a dynamic, and diverse experience on the Southern tip of the African continent.

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Abortion & Reproductive Justice: The Unfinished Revolution III

Abortion & Reproductive Justice: The Unfinished Revolution III

 The Critical Studies in Sexualities and Reproduction, Rhodes University, the Sexual and Reproductive Justice Coalition (South Africa), and the International Campaign for Women’s Right to Safe Abortion, in partnership with the Department of Social Development (South African government) and a range of international partners will co-host the Abortion & Reproductive Justice: The Unfinished Revolution III .

The conference builds on two previous conferences with the same name held in Canada in August 2014, and in Northern Ireland in July 2016. The aim of this third iteration is to bring the conversation, scholarship, and exploration of issues and activism to those living in jurisdictions where abortion access is highly restricted, while at the same time hearing from scholars, activists and service providers from across the globe.

 The conference was held at the Rhodes University, Barratt Lecture Complex, from 8th July 2018 (Sunday) - 12th July 2018 (Thursday)

General Enquiries Xoli Mbuyephi +27 (0)46 603 8138 +27(0)46 603 8962 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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LINK

http://www.repjusticeconference3.co.za/

Please find links to the Newsletters of the Conference:

 DSD News 09 07 2018

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DSD News 10 07 2018

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DSD News 12 07 2018

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The Population Association of Southern Africa (PASA)

PASA

The Population Association of Southern Africa (PASA) hosts annual population conferences. The PASA Conference is a general scientific conference aimed at advancing population scholarship in the region through sharing of population related research and programs, interaction of scholars and practitioners, as well as exposure to new methods and issues in demography.

Demographers, population scholars, academics, students and practitioners globally, and particularly in the sub- region are invited to submit abstracts. The conference is organized around Regular Sessions and Poster presentations covering the population sub-themes listed below. However, contributions covering the broader field of Population, Health and Development are also encouraged.

The conference is organised around the following sub themes but are not restricted to these:

• Population Data and Methods • Population Policy and Programmes • Age Structural Transitions • Population and Gender • Population, Education and Development • Population, Development and Environment • Regional Migration, African Diaspora Remittance Flows and Urbanization • Population Ageing and Intergenerational Relationships • Population and Poverty • Sustainable Livelihoods • Families and Households • Children and Youth • People Living with Disability • Fertility and Nuptiality • Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights • Health, Morbidity and Mortality • HIV Interventions: Clinical and Social

PASA 13th Annual Population Conference

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS For the Population Association of Southern Africa Conference
University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
16- 20 July 2018

Pre-Conference Training Workshop: 16- 17 July 2018
Important Dates
Abstract submission 26 March 2018
Author notification 5 May 2018
Final Full Paper submission 26 June 2018
Conference registration opens 1 June 2018

Abstract Submission
For abstract submissions: https://goo.gl/forms/0UMjV0fZ3soEnMa33
For any additional information regarding the conference, please contact:
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For more information regarding PASA please visits: www.populationassociationsa.co.za

ABOUT THE PASA CONFERENCE
The Population Association of Southern Africa (PASA) is pleased to be hosting the 13 th Annual Population Conference. The PASA Conference is a general scientific conference aimed at advancing population scholarship in the region through sharing of population related research and programs, interaction of scholars and practitioners, as well as exposure to new methods and issues in demography. Demographers, population scholars, academics, students and practitioners globally, and particularly in the Southern African region are invited to submit abstracts. The conference is organized around Oral Sessions and Poster presentations covering the population sub-themes listed below. Papers related to the Social Development Goals and population dynamics are highly encouraged. The conference will provide an excellent platform for demographers, population scientists and professionals from related fields to interact and share their knowledge on research findings as well as experiences.

SUB-THEMES
The conference is organised around the following sub themes but are not restricted to
these:
1. Population Data and Methods 2. Population Policy and Programmes
3. Age Structural Transitions 4. Population and Gender
5. Population, Education and Development 6. Population, Development and Environment
7. Regional Migration, African Diaspora Remittance Flows and Urbanization
8. Population Ageing and Intergenerational Relationships
9. Population and Poverty 10.Population and sustainable development
11.Families and Households 12.Children and Youth 13.People Living with Disability
14.Fertility and Nuptiality 15. Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
16.Health, Morbidity and Mortality 17.HIV Interventions: Clinical and Social

CONTRIBUTIONS
Abstracts are being accepted for the following types of sessions:
1. Oral sessions- Authors are requested to submit papers to the most appropriate sub-theme of their topic.
2. Poster sessions- Authors are requested to submit papers to the most appropriate sub-theme of their topic. Papers that don’t get accepted for the oral session may be considered for the poster sessions.
3. Young Statisticians Oral Session (Students only)-there will be awards for this session which will be announced at the conference gala dinner.
4. Young Statisticians Poster Session (Students only)-there will be awards for these sessions which will be announced at the conference gala dinner.
Authors whose abstracts are accepted for either a poster or oral presentation will be expected to submit full papers prior to the conference. The full papers will be circulated to the discussants and chairs of the respective sessions.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
Authors need to complete an online abstract submission form which can be accessed by following this link : https://goo.gl/forms/0UMjV0fZ3soEnMa33 Authors are also expected to send an abstract of no more than 350 words to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Abstract file names should consist of the surname of the first author and the title of paper. The abstract should consist of the following sections: 
1. Title of the paper and contributor’s name (Surname and Initials of each author) and contact details.
2. Background: Indicating the reason(s) for your investigation, objectives and hypotheses.
3. Methods: Indicating the methods used (including for example sample size etc.)
4. Results: The essential results observed in summary form including sufficient quantitative data and statistical tests.
5. Conclusion(s) and policy implications: Conclusions should be supported by the findings within your results

PASA 2018 MEMBERSHIP FEES
The 2018 membership form can be accessed and completed through this link:
https://goo.gl/forms/E9V9BIufELiOf1J23
A proof of payment needs to be sent to
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Membership Type Membership Fee
Ordinary Membership R500.00
Student Membership R350.00

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FEES
Early registration: Before 30 June 2018
Late registration: After 30 June 2018

Ordinary PASA members Early: R1700 Late: R1800
Non PASA members Early R2100 Late R2650
Student members Early R500 Late R600

BANKING DETAILS
Bank First National Bank
Account Holder PASA
Account Number 62461094949
Branch Code 250655 (Mafikeng)
Conference rEFERENCE Surname Initial Conf.
Membership Reference Surname Initial Membership

For more information contact:

Jabulani Msomi
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