(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Wednesday, 24 April 2024) Easterlies affecting the country. Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur will experience Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms due to Easterlies/Localized Thunderstorms. Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—œπ—‘π—— 𝗔𝗑𝗗 π—–π—’π—”π—¦π—§π—”π—Ÿ π—ͺπ—”π—§π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Light to moderate winds coming from East to Southeast will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.1 meters).

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Reg’l conference on population, family planning calls for scholars

BUENAVISTA, Agusan del Norte --  In a progressive move to address the intricate dynamics of population growth and reproductive health, the Commission on Population and Development (CPD) in Caraga Region is setting the stage for an impactful assembly of minds. The forthcoming Regional Conference on Population and Family Planning (RCPFP), slated for May 15-16, 2024, in Butuan City, beckons the intellect of researchers and scholars, both from within and outside the Caraga Region, to delve into studies related to population and family planning.

Under the theme, "Advancing Population and Family Planning Strategies within the Changing Demographic Situation in the Philippines," the conference is poised to navigate through the pressing issues and challenges faced in the realm of population dynamics and reproductive health. The initiative, driven by the vision and leadership of Regional Director Alexander A. Makinano of CPD Caraga, aims to foster a collaborative environment where knowledge exchange, best practice sharing, and the exploration of innovative solutions can flourish.

According to Makinano, the call for paper abstracts and session proposals is an open invitation to those vested in the continuous quest for knowledge and advancement in responsible parenthood, adolescent health, labor force empowerment, active and healthy ageing, and much more. 

“The RCPFP is a unique opportunity to contribute to a body of work that not only addresses the immediate concerns but also anticipates the future needs of the region and the nation at large,” Makinano underscored.

Submissions are encouraged across a wide spectrum of topics, including but not limited to:

• Responsible Parenthood and Family Planning

•  Adolescent Health and Development

•  Labor Force Empowerment

•  Development among Marginalized Sectors

•  Urban Planning for Population Growth, and several others.

Makinano emphasized the importance of this conference as a catalyst for change, "We are at a pivotal moment where the collective insights and innovations from researchers and scholars can significantly shape the strategies for population and family planning. It's more than a conference; it's a movement towards sustainable and inclusive growth."

The conference also extends an invitation for session proposals, welcoming ideas for panel discussions, workshops, roundtable dialogues, or interactive presentations that can enrich the discourse on population and family planning.

With the submission deadline set for April 20, 2024, and the conference dates marked for May 15-16, 2024, Makinano and the organizing committee are gearing up for what promises to be a landmark event in the field of population and family planning.

This initiative not only showcases the region's commitment to addressing critical societal issues but also serves as a beacon for collaborative effort and scholarly engagement across the nation and beyond.

For more information on submission guidelines and conference details, interested parties are encouraged to reach out through the designated portal. The RCPFP stands as a testament to the power of collective action and the enduring impact of informed dialogue on shaping a better future for the population and family planning landscape. (May Ann O. Escobal, CPD Caraga/PIA-Caraga)