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"An Empirical Review of Africa's Demographic Challenges: Towards Harnessing Africa's Demographic Dividend through Practical Interventions, Lessons and Scaling Policy Reformations in a SDGs Era"

Benjamin Bob, AKWA IBOM STATE GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA
Joy Ben, Nigeria

Background: The lake Chad region is a large entity representing about eight percent of the total size of the continent with a population estimate at 40million inhabitants according to statistics of 2010. Despite adoption of international strategies and approaches to reduce rapid population growth, high fertility rate, gender gap, high maternal and child mortality rate and migration have not declined. The study set out to review interventions in low and middle income countries around the lake chad with high quality evidence base that addresses the region huge demographic challenges ranging from population age structure, high fertily and mortality rate couple with poverty and irregular migration trend. It attempt to bring clarity on the multiplicity of the underlying dynamics which gives pertinence to the implementation of a targeted action that extend beyond militancy within which demography is an essential and structuring variable.

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  Presented in Session P1. Poster Session 1