Posts Tagged ‘ demographic dividend ’

Is a Growing Population an Asset or Challenge?

Jul 24th, 2017 | By
Ugandan kids in Buhoma, near Bwindi Impenetrable National Park [photo credit: Suzanne York]

By Suzanne York. In Uganda, home to incredible biodiversity and some of the world’s friendliest people, the idea of a growing population is viewed by some as a positive, when actually the 1.2 million people added to the population every year is putting enormous pressure on people, communities and the environment. The facts speak for
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Demystifying the Demographic Dividend

Aug 9th, 2012 | By
(photo: Foro do Eixo, http://www.flickr.com/photos/foradoeixo/)

By Suzanne York, HowMany.org. Over half the world’s population of 7 billion people is age 25 or under. The opportunities we provide these youths, and the choices they make – especially in terms of health, education, and jobs – will make a huge difference in our future, including whether global population rises to 10 billion
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