• Posted on: 20 March 2024

UPPI participates in the 2024 Philippine Population Association International Scientific Conference in Tuguegarao City

UPPI faculty members, researchers, and students presented their research papers and posters at the International Scientific Conference of the Philippine Population Association. The conference was held on 7-8 March, 2024 at the Cagayan State University – Andrews Campus in Tuguegarao City, with the theme ‘Addressing Global Risks and Population Challenges towards Sustainability: The Philippine Lens’.

As population experts gathered from across the country, UPPI Professor Emeritus Nimfa B. Ogena opened the conference with a plenary presentation on 'Fertility and Migration as Key Drivers of Population Change in the Philippines.'

Two parallel panel sessions were dedicated to UPPI-DRDF projects: the 2021 Young Adult Fertility and Sexuality Study and the Longitudinal Study of Ageing and Health in the Philippines. University Researchers and PPA Scientific Committee members Klarriness P. Tanalgo and Mark Ryan B. Paguirigan were among the presenters in these panels, respectively. Both Ms. Tanalgo and Mr. Paguirigan received financial support from the University through the Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Research and Development.

UPPI participants also presented papers on topics such as migration dynamics, early childhood development, LGBTQ+ experiences, men’s health and wellbeing, addressing violence and conflicts, experiences in post-disaster recovery, and exploring youth concerns in technology.

The graduate students of UPPI showcased regional trends in fertility, mortality, and migration of the country through poster presentations.

Prof. Grace T. Cruz concluded the conference with a plenary discussion on ‘The 2020 Census-Based Population Projections: Implications for Development’.

UPPI faculty, staff, and students were able to network with other researchers all over the country and exchange ideas, and explore potential collaborations for future research projects.

More information about the conference, including abstracts and presentations, can be found on the conference website.