The Asian Population Association (APA) invites institutions, organisations and national population associations in Asian countries to consider hosting the 3rd Asian Population Association Conference in 2015. The APA organizes a regional population conference every two-three years in collaboration with a host country institution to discuss the latest population research and debate pressing regional population issues.
Both the APA and the host country collaborators commit themselves to significant financial and administrative responsibilities by agreeing to organize the conference. The host country collaborators are expected to set up a National Organizing Committee (NOC) that includes key members of the host country population community and others who will be responsible for local logistics. Host country collaborators can include government, non-government or private institutions, national professional associations, or a group of institutions. The expectation is that all partners will have a commitment to population research, teaching and policy.
Interested groups are invited to submit a written proposal to the APA. The proposal should at minimum include:
The proposal should identify the formal organization extending the invitation and its capabilities, and the local coordinator who would handle communications with the APA Secretariat.
Interested institutions should submit their proposal electronically to the APA Executive Secretary Professor Sureeporn Punpuing (firstname.lastname@example.org) and copy to the APA President Professor Terence Hull (Terry.Hull@anu.edu.au)
The decision on the next Conference venue will be taken by the APA Council in early August 2012. The Council will review proposals submitted and decide which proposal to accept. The APA Council will formally announce the host country institution and the venue for the 3rd APA Conference at the upcoming IUSSP International Population Conference in Busan.
On 9 July 2009, Professor/s Mohammad Jalal Abbasi Shavazi, Aphichat Chamratrithirong, Terence Hull and Bhassorn Limanonda met Ms. Nobuko Horibe, the Regional Director, and staff of the UNFPA Asia and the Pacific Regional Office in Bangkok. At the meeting the APA current and future activities as well as the possibilities of future collaborations between the APA and the UNFPA Regional Office were discussed. The APA proposal for funding support for the activities planned for 2009-2010 including the 1st APA Conference was submitted for consideration.
On 14 July 09, Professor/s Leela Visaria, Moneer Alam and Shireen Jejeebhoy had a meeting with the UNFPA Representative in India and discussed possible collaborations. The UNFPA-India has already made commitment for partial support in organizing the 2010 conference. The Organizing Committee of the conference is seeking fund from various organizations.