Day one of the Conference went well. Despite the numerous challenges posed by the COVID pandemic. Several African and Asian countries were represented in persons, while others followed and participat


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Day one of the conference went well. Despite the numerous challenges posed by the COVID pandemic. Several African and Asian countries were represented in persons, while others followed and participated virtually.

The keynote address at the opening of the proceeding was given by the Deputy Speaker of UGANDA, Rt. Hon. Anita Annet Among, while the Organizers' Address was given by Hon. Yasuo Fakuda, Former Prime Minister of Japan and Current Chair of the Asian Population and Development Association. The President of the African Parliamentary Forum on Population and Development, Hon. Marie Rose Nguini of Cameroon, gives the opening remarks on behalf of the African delegates.

On Day two tomorrow, August 18, I will be among those presenting papers on various topical issues pertaining to the progress countries are making in keeping the commitments of the Nairobi Conference of 2020, which pledged to implement certain key provisions of the Cairo 1994 International Conference on Population and Development ( ICPD).

I will be speaking on the Role of the Legislature in Ensuring TRANSPARENCY, ACCOUNTABILITY, AND GOOD GOVERNANCE ( TAGG) in governance.