The 1984 Kilimanjaro Programme of Action on Population: the birth of a mountain
Ahmed Bahri, Independent Consultant
Reconvening in 2007 the Fifth Population Conference in Arusha, i. e the same venue where the Kilimanjaro Programme of Action was adopted in 1984. This has been a historic achievement for African Demographers and, more so, for Tanzania and the African Continent as a whole. As the Coordinator of the African Team who conceived, prepared and conducted this Conference, which successfully equipped Africa, for the first time, with a Common Position on Population issues, I am submitting a paper describing the circumstances, the context, the activities, the issues on the table, as they related then to the problems of economic and social development in Africa, and the cooperation of all parties, mainly the Government and People of Tanzania. This achievement did not go without difficulties and problems. That made this event more interesting to remember and to appreciate.
Presented in Poster Session 1