Source: National University of Singapore

Dr. Samir KC

Leader, Human Capital and Development/ Leader, Modelling Human Capital Formation
Asian Demographic Research Institute
Beijing, China

Dr. Samir KC organized the “Asian MetaCenter Hands-on Workshop on Modelling and Projecting Sub-national Population Trends” held at the Asian Demographic Research Institute (ADRI), Shanghai University in China on April 7-11, 2017. The workshop was participated in by a select group of demography practitioners from Asia with the Philippines represented by the UP Population Institute’s Dr. Grace T. Cruz, Ms. Joy P. Cruz, and Ms. Klarrinness P. Tanalgo.

The workshop aimed to improve the population projection research in Asia and enhance cooperation in Demographic Research among Asian countries. Discussion focused on the demographic trends and patterns at sub-national level, data availability and quality and scenario setting according to the Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (SSP) narratives and Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). It is expected to enhance UPPI’s curriculum in Technical Demography and its extension program particularly in providing technical assistance in the Population Projections of the Philippine Statistics Authority.