FP Virtual Dialogue: Toward Peak Population

November 15, 2022

How will investments in women and girls contribute to global prosperity?

On November 15th, the world’s population is projected to surpass 8 billion people, according to the UN. The number of people on the planet will continue to increase to a projected 9.7 billion by 2050 and 10.4 billion in the 2080s, with population centers expanding most in low- and middle-income countries. These trends coincide with a slowdown in global economic growth forecasts, exacerbated by the current crises. The world will cross this population milestone against a backdrop of increasingly worrying trends, which will only serve to exacerbate food insecurity and economic precarity and contribute to the backsliding of women’s rights around the world. Elevating the status of women and girls and strengthening access to reproductive healthcare will be vital to reversing these trends and mitigating the cascading impacts from population pressure.

Against this backdrop, Foreign Policy in partnership with the Population Institute hosted a timely, action-oriented discussion on the intersectional impacts of population growth and how strengthening investments in women and girls will be central to achieving greater security and prosperity for communities around the world.

Join the conversation with #TowardPeakPopulation.

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Speakers
Anita Bhatia
Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director, UN Women
Ms. Anita Bhatia serves as the Assistant Secretary-General and UN Women’s Deputy Executive Dire...
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Habiba Mohammed
Director, Center for Girls Education in Nigeria
Habiba Mohammed worked for 16 years as a secondary school teacher and guidance counselor in northern Nigeria before becoming the Director of CGE. She was awarded a six-week Teac...
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Habiba
Ib Petersen
Deputy Executive Director (Management), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
Mr. Petersen, who recently served as Director for the Department of Migration, Conflict and Stabilization of the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, brings to the position over ...
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Ratna Sahay
Senior Advisor on Gender, Office of the Managing Director, IMF
Ratna Sahay is Senior Advisor on Gender in the Office of the Managing Director at the International Monetary Fund (IMF). She is responsible for mainstreaming gender in the Fund'...
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Kathleen Mogelgaard
President and CEO, Population Institute
Kathleen Mogelgaard is President and CEO of the Population Institute, where she directs the organization’s advocacy and public education activities. Kathleen is passionate abo...
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Reena Ninan
Founder, Good Trouble Productions
Reena is a television journalist who has worked as a White House correspondent, foreign reporter, and news anchor for ABC, CBS, and Fox News. She has reported around the world f...
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