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International Population Conference

29 October 2017
Location: South Africa

Call for papers. 28th International Population Conference

Conference date(s): 29 October 2017 - 04 November 2017

The IUSSP calls to submit proposals for an oral or poster communication (3 maximum per person) before 15 December 2016, the deadline for the call for submissions. The submission website will be soon available from the IUSSP home page and Conference website. Those submitting papers will be asked to login with their IUSSP identification (email address) and password. Non-IUSSP members can also submit after they create an IUSSP user account. IUSSP We will send out an announcement as soon as the submission website is open. You can, however, begin to consult the list of themes and topics. The Theme conveners and session organizers will select papers to include in the programme before 15 April 2017.They will be assisted in their task by the advice of over 100 reviewers we have recruited to help in the review and evaluation of all submissions.

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Location: South Africa

IPCC AR6 Call for Authors and Expert Reviewers

Contribution deadline: 23 October 2017

As an IPCC observer organisation, Future Earth is pleased to be able to share the Call for Lead Authors, Coordinating Lead Authors and Review Editors for the IPCC's 6th Assessment Report (AR6).  Nominations from experts from a range of scientific, technical and socio-economic views and backgrounds are invited.

As always, the IPCC strives to include a mix of authors from different regions and from developed and developing countries and a balance of men and women, as well as between those experienced with working on IPCC reports and those new to the process.  Author nominations for AR6 are particularly encouraged from non-academic experts and practitioners and experts from the Global South.  Furthermore, as this assessment report aims to be more integrative across the Working Groups, people with a proven ability to operate across two or three of IPCC's Working Group areas are especially encouraged to apply.  Finally, as AR6 (particularly Working Groups 2 and 3) will focus more on human-social aspects of climate change, experts in the social sciences should feel encouraged to apply.

Interested parties should examine the chapter outlines for Working Group I , Working Group II , and and Working Group III for AR6 and submit your nomination suggestion to Kaela Slavik (kaela.slavik, Science Officer - Synthesis and Foresight, Future Earth, by 23.59 CET 23 October 2017

Nominations include a short CV (PDF format, strictly less than 4 pages) together with a completed form (see Working Group I , Working Group II, or Working Group III for the relevant form). Future Earth will then formally submit the suitable and complete nominations to IPCC before their submission deadline on 27 October 2017.


Gender Roles in Water Scarcity–Induced Migration Webinar

Event date(s): 17 October 2017

The GEF recognizes gender equality as an important goal in the context of its projects. Based on this, IW:LEARN has included in its fourth cycle a gender sub-component “Promotion of Gender Mainstreaming in the GEF IW Portfolio”, with the scope of achieving increased recognition of gender issues and attention on gender equality throughout the GEF IW projects.

The Gender sub-component includes amongst others a set of six webinars that aims to provide GEF IW projects with the elements and tools for training project staff and client country experts on water and gender issues, and learn how to incorporate gender considerations into water policies in different project contexts.

Following the first (Gender Analysis and Mainstreaming) and second webinar (Collecting Sex-Disaggregated Water Data), the third webinar will take place on Tuesday 17 October with as topic ‘Gender Roles in Water Scarcity-induced Migration’. The webinar intends to explore the interdependencies among water scarcity, youth unemployment and migration. In particular, it will also address the different roles of women and men in the gendered migration process. The webinar will feature a panel of experts that will approach the topic from different perspectives:

  •     What is environmental migration?;
  •     The link between water & migration;
  •     The role of women and men in the migration process;
  •     Case studies.

Please register before 16 October by sending an e-mail to l.thuy providing your name, surname and affiliation. You will receive a confirmation e-mail with instructions on how to attend the webinar.

More information on the rationale and content of the Webinar series, the timeline, as well as relevant background material can be found on


Climate and Migration Coalition

Posted: 11 October 2017

The Climate and Migration Coalition exists to challenge the lack of long-term strategies to support and protect people at risk of displacement linked to environmental change. The goal is to ensure a people centered policy response at the national and international level by: (a) Building support for policies that allow people to strengthen their survival capacity through migration; (b) Ensuring adequate assistance and protection for people displaced internally and cross border as a consequence of slow and sudden onset disasters. It is a useful resource for public discussion on climate change migration related issues.

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Learning for Sustainability (LfS) - new on-line resources for collaborative initiatives

Posted: 11 October 2017

The Learning for Sustainability (LfS) web portal provides annotated links to a wide range of on-line resources to support those working in collaborative and learning-based initiatives. The site highlights the wide range of social skills and processes that are needed to support constructive collaboration, and indicates how these skills and processes can be interwoven to achieve more integrated and effective outcomes. It has links to a number of new resources. These are structured within six key theme areas:

  • Social learning - systems thinking, networks, dialogue, knowledge management, reflective practice, capacity building, design thinking
  • Planning, monitoring and evaluation - theory of change, outcomes and logic models, complexity-aware approaches, indicators
  • Collaboration and engagement - stakeholder mapping, problem framing, risk communication, social license to operate
  • Supporting change - managing complexity, adaptation, governance, facilitation, behavior change, scenarios, strategic planning, social marketing
  • Social research - methods and tools - action research, ethics, inter- and trans-disciplinary, social science resource sites
  • Sustainable development - community resilience, global reports, Internet use, job and volunteering opportunities

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Call for papers: Workshop on the One-Belt-One-Road strategy and its implications for international migration and socio-ecological changes

Conference date(s): 10 October 2017 - 11 October 2017

The implementation of the One-Belt-One-Road (OBOR) strategy initiated by the Chinese government in 2013 and the establishment of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) in 2015 to back the initiative have attracted enormous attention from academic scholars and the public arena. The OBOR strategy is indeed likely to generate an important impact in the regions along the land based Silk Road Economic Belt on the Eurasian continent and the ocean-going Maritime Silk Road linking Asia, Europe and Africa.  The OBOR initiative will enhance international and internal migration, contribute to changes in population growth and population compositions (by age, education, rural/urban residence, religion, nationality), as well as in the spatial distribution. It will in turn lead to changes in labor productivity, consumption patterns and lifestyles, and consequently generate opportunities and challenges to economic growth, social integration, resource use and environmental protection.

The Asian Population Association  scientific group  (APA SG) on “OBOR Strategy: Implications on Population Dynamics and Socio-ecological Impacts”  in collaboration with Asian Demographic Research Institute (ADRI) at Shanghai University and the Asian Meta Centre for Population and Sustainable Development Analysis, will hold the first workshop.  The workshop will focus on the countries and regions along the OBOR and the themes include, but are not limited to the following:

• Estimation and projection of international migration along OBOR at regional, national, and subnational levels
• Investigating and modeling the socio-demographic profiles of international migrants
• Effects of international migration on population dynamics and spatial distribution in the origin and destination
• Economic, social, demographic, and environmental drivers of international migration
• Social and economic integration of international migrants and the impacts of increased migration on countries of origin and destination
• Effects of international migration on national and regional economic growth, technological development, and environmental/climate change

Please send your extended abstract (2-4 pages containing research questions/hypotheses, data sources, methods, and key findings) or full paper (5,000 to 6,000 words) to Yu Zhang Please also include a short biography of a maximum of 100 words. The deadline for submission is 15 May 2017. For more information, see

Location: Shanghai University, China

Call for papers: Transformations 2017

Conference date(s): 30 August 2017 - 01 September 2017

The organizers of the conference "Transformations 2017: Transformations in Practice" have issued a call for papers. The conference will run from 30 August to 1 September 2017 at the University of Dundee in Scotland. Transformations2017, the third conference in a biennial series, will focus on addressing contemporary challenges and creating conditions for enhancing people’s wellbeing, today and in the future, while strengthening the Earth’s support system. The deadline for abstracts is 2 September 2016. Future Earth is a partner of Transformations 2017, and the Future Earth Transformations Knowledge-Action Network will run sessions during the conference. Other partners are the University of Dundee, the James Hutton Institute and the Centre for Environmental Change and Human Resilience (CECHR). More information about the conference or how to submit abstracts is available at

Location: University of Dundee, Scotland,

Call for Papers: International Seminar on Urban Health Transformations

Conference date(s): 11 July 2017 - 12 July 2017

The IUSSP Panel on Historical Demography invites any paper which investigates the transformation of urban health or demographic regimes and hope to gather a programme which will allow comparisons of a range of places which experienced urban growth of different speeds and characters, or with different disease environments. The panel welcomes papers addressing a wide spectrum of historical eras from the earliest cities up to the present day, and from all continents. Contributions from a variety of aspects including: the demographic risks of mortality and ill-health for individuals, groups and places, and the development of institutions and infrastructure and the health environment are welcome. Studies focusing on particular components of mortality (e.g. by age or cause) are encouraged as well as those which investigate less easily measured aspects of health. Also welcome those who can examine the spatial details of urban health using GIS, and those who aim to shed light on the role of migration. Deadline for submissions: 30 September 2016.

The full announcement of the seminar is available at For further information, please contact Seminar Organizers: Alice Reid (amr1001, Diego Ramiro (diego.ramiro, and Romola Davenport (rjd23

Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom,

International Population Geography Conference

Conference date(s): 29 June 2017 - 01 July 2017

The International Conference on Population Geographies is a biennial gathering of population geographers, spatial demographers and others interested in presenting papers and sharing ideas on spatial population issues. Please explore the programs of previous IPCG conferences to get a sense of the subject matter of presentations and sessions at these events. Register now to secure your place at the conference. Abstract submission for participation in a session requires payment of a registration fee. Partial support for this conference is provided by UW’s Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology.  For more information, see

Location: University of Washington, United States of America

Call for Papers: Workshop on Climate, Migration & Health, with a focus on refugee movements

Conference date(s): 25 May 2017 - 26 May 2017

The University of Colorado Population Center (CUPC), CU’s Institute of Behavioral Science, and the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP), are hosting the 3rd annual workshop on Climate, Migration and Health. This year's sub‐theme is focused on refugee movements. The two‐day workshop, held in Boulder, Colorado, will bring together approximately 10 researchers and policy communicators to discuss, and move forward, research on this important intersection. Key is that researchers need only possess expertise in at least one aspect of the workshop. The organizers aim to introduce scholars of migration‐climate, to scholars of climate‐health, and refugee scholars to each other. Applicants must have a current research project related to the workshop theme. ParWe will spend much of the workshop brainstorming about knowledge gaps and beginning papers/proposals designed to fill those gaps. Researchers from social and natural sciences are encouraged to apply. Funds are available for partial reimbursement for domestic (US) travel and lodging. Applicants must be post‐PhD and organizers aim for an interdisciplinary mix of junior and senior scholars. To be considered for this workshop, please send a CV and a complete paper, working draft, or an extended abstract (including data description, methods, and preliminary results) by 17 March 2017. Decisions will be made by 24 March. The conference organizers are Lori Hunter and Fernando Riosmena from the Institute of Behavioral Science, CU Population Center, CU Boulder. Please address questions to Lori.Hunter Please submit papers to Cheryl.Graham

Location: United States of America

Launch and Call for Articles: African Review of Migration and Environment (ARME)

Posted: 13 March 2017

The African Review of Migration and Environment (ARME) is a bilingual international journal, published twice annually in French and English. It is a collaborative publication by two leading African Universities: Peleforo Gon Coulibaly University, Ivory Coast and Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria.

The new journal aims at consolidating the epistemological foundations of social science in Africa, while also ensuring its continuous relations with the general history of Migration and Environment in which Africa contributes new knowledge with a high level of originality. ARME initiative encompasses all subjects focusing on interposition of Migration and Environment irrespective of disciplinary approach. As such, the journal is multidisciplinary.

Articles to be considered for publication in ARME should fall within the prism of the following broader areas:

• Critical epistemological reflections on research procedures and techniques in Migration and Environment issues;
• Interpositions between fields and theories in Migration and Environment research;
• Problems pertaining to research pedagogy (highlighting the complementarities that exist between abstraction and concrete engagement in data collection in Migration and Environment research);
• Reflections on issues pertaining to ethics of Migration and Environment research in Africa;
• Identification and critical review of field research and books on scientific studies of Migration and Environment from an African perspective;
• Elaboration of African remedies to African situation.

The first issue will be published in June 2017. Its theme is: “Migration and Environment, Many Theories, Many Data: the look of history to question the present”. Deadline: 30 April 2017.

For more information and paper submission, please write to the following address: djanekabran and othniel.adebusuyi  Also, see


Call for articles -The Forced Migration Review

Posted: 13 March 2017

The Latin American and Caribbean region has a long history of solidarity with those fleeing persecution, conflict and other forms of violence. It has been reinforcing its commitment to strengthening international protection since the Cartagena Declaration on Refugees of 1984 and with the Brazil Declaration and Plan of Action signed in 2014. Several states have become resettlement states too or have set up other forms of humanitarian admission.

Large-scale displacements in Latin America and the Caribbean were – until fairly recently and with the notable exception of Colombia – a feature of the past, of the era of dictatorships and civil wars. This has been changing, however, in particular with displacement due to criminal violence in the Northern Triangle of Central America and after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.

This issue of FMR will look at what can be learned from the region’s experience, and at the current and potential future challenges in the region that need to be addressed in order to protect internally displaced people, refugees, asylum seekers and stateless people. It will also discuss how the region has been attempting to implement durable solutions.

FMR will provide a forum for practitioners, policymakers, researchers and those directly affected by the issues to share experience, debate perspectives and offer recommendations. In particular, the FMR Editors are looking for practice-oriented submissions, reflecting a diverse range of experience and opinions.

Deadline for submission of articles: 5 June 2017.  For more information, see


Special Issue of Australian Geographer ‘Labour and Environmental Migration in the Asia-Pacific: in memory of Graeme Hugo’

Posted: 13 March 2017

This issue follows on from the first special issue, ‘Population, Migration and Settlement in Australia’ (vol. 47, no. 4). Together, these two issues of Australian Geographer mark the broad coverage of many of Hugo’s key areas of research focus. Pleasure and honour stem from the privilege of observing the vast extent of Hugo’s influence through the sound intellectual contributions made in essays and articles contributed by 36 special issue authors. Sadness stems from missing out on the opportunity to know how Hugo himself may have engaged with these works.  The issue is available online at:


The Brazilian Journal of Population Studies

Posted: 13 March 2017

Founded in 1984, The Brazilian Journal of Population Studies (REBEP) is a publication of the Brazilian Association of Population Studies. It is the only scientific journal published in Brazil with the objective of encouraging and communicating Brazilian production in the area of demography and population and sustainable development. It is also an instrument for guaranteeing dialogue between these fields and related areas.

Although it is a Demography journal in Brazil, it accepts and welcomes research based on cross-national comparisons addressing population issues. In the last years, the REBEP journal has increased its outreach in other Latin American countries. The journal aims at increasing the international outreach both within and beyond Latin America, so English or Spanish written manuscripts are encouraged during the submission process. Authors can publish their scientific communications, if accepted, in any of the three languages: Portuguese, Spanish, or English. Although mostly oriented towards empirical and quantitatively oriented research, qualitative or mixed-methods contributions are welcome.

The journal currently publishes different kinds of scientific communications:

- Research Article
- Research Brief / Technical Notes
- Point of View
- Book Review
- Literature Review
- Debates

The submission and the open access are free of charge, following the SciELO spirit of free scientific communication and diffusion. The submission process is online, using the Journal website.  For more information, see

In case the Portuguese version pops up, go to "IDIOMA" (Language) section in the right panel and choose the language of interest.


Latin American Population Review (Revista Latinoamericana de Población (RELAP))

Posted: 13 March 2017

The editors of RELAP announce that manuscripts that wish to be considered for issue number 20, for the first semester of 2017, should be sent by 4 April 2017. RELAP receives articles continuously, but articles received after that date will be included in later issues. RELAP receives articles in Spanish, Portuguese and English on topics related to demographic research and population studies. Manuscripts should be sent to alap.revista and must comply with the guidelines of the journal: