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Emerging population issues in sub-Saharan Africa: Cross-checking and promoting demographic data for better action

Objective

DEMOSTAF (DEMOgraphy-STatistics-for-Africa) brings together European and African research institutes as well as non academic African national statistics offices (NSOs) in a staff exchange programme, for a period of 48 months, with the aim to advance research on emerging population issues in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). DemoStAf is built around four major population-related themes: fertility, mortality & health, households & families and education. These themes federate the research projects conducted by the partners, and aim to shed light on key contemporaneous questions, with the objective to inform the post-2015 development agenda framed in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) currently in discussion. The programme focuses on the articulation between quantitative data from national statistics (censuses and sample surveys) and local data (demographic surveillance systems or local vital registration). Thanks to the close involvement of NSOs, the programme will consolidate and promote public statistics. The programme will finance staff mobility between partners for supporting research projects, while reinforcing training and skill transfers. Collective activities essentially devoted to training, data documentation and scientific dissemination are also planned. DemoStAf involves 17 partners: 4 European academic institutions, well known for their African population expertise (INED and IRD in France, UCL in Belgium, Unige in Switzerland), 12 African partners from Burkina Faso (INSD and ISSP), Kenya (APHRC), Madagascar (INSTAT, INSPC, IPM, UCM), Mali (INSTAT), Senegal (ANSD, UCAD, UZ) and Uganda (UM). Among them, 4 are NSOs. Due to mutual interests in the promotion of demographic data, a Canadian academic institution (ODSEF) is also involved. A scientific advisory committee with 11 members associates key experts and promote international partnerships. In total, 94 individuals participate, 74 are involved in 166 secondments (that correspond to 193 months).

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/demography/fertility
  • /social sciences/sociology/demography/mortality
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /social sciences/sociology/demography/census

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-RISE-2015
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-RISE - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)

Coordinator

INSTITUT NATIONAL D'ETUDES DEMOGRAPHIQUES
Address
9 Cours Des Humanités
93322 Aubervilliers Cedex
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 396 000

Participants (4)

UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 171 000
Address
Place De L Universite 1
1348 Louvain La Neuve
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 90 000
Address
Rue Du General Dufour 24
1211 Geneve
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 189 000
Address
Boulevard De Dunkerque 44 Cs 90009
13572 Marseille
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITE PARIS NANTERRE
France
EU contribution
€ 22 500
Address
200 Avenue De La Republique
92001 Nanterre Cedex
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

Partners (13)

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA STATISTIQUE
Mali
Address
Avenue Du Mali, Hamdallaye Aci 2000
BP12 Bamako
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA STATISTIQUE ET DE LA DEMOGRAPHIE
Burkina Faso
Address
Ouaga 2000 Avenue Pascal Zagre
Ouagadougou
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITE OUAGA I PROFESSEUR JOSEPH KI-ZERBO
Burkina Faso
Address
.
03 Ouagadougou 03
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AGENCE NATIONALE DE LA STATISTIQUE ET DE LA DEMOGRAPHIE
Senegal
Address
Rocade Fann Bel-air Cerf-volant
BP 116 DAKAR RP - SE Dakar
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITE CHEIKH ANTA DIOP DE DAKAR
Senegal
Address
Avenue Martin Luther King
- Dakar Fann
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE ASSANE SECK DE ZIGUINCHOR
Senegal
Address
Quartier Nema 2
Ziguinchor
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA STATISTIQUE
Madagascar
Address
Anosy
101 Antananrivo 101
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Institut National de Sante Publique et Communautaire
Madagascar
Address
Street Docteur Jacques Davioud
101 Antananarivo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Institut Pasteur de Madagascar
Madagascar
Address
Ambatofotsikely - Avaradoha
101 Antananarivo
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE MADAGASCAR
Madagascar
Address
Ambatoroka
101 Antananarivo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MAKERERE UNIVERSITY
Uganda
Address
Main Campus
256 Kampala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AFRICAN POPULATION & HEALTH RESEARCH CENTRE KENYA
Kenya
Address
Shelter Afrique Centre Longonot Road Upper Hill
00100 Nairobi
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITE LAVAL
Canada
Address
Allee Des Bibliotheques 2345
G1V 0A6 Quebec
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments