Announcing the Theme of the 2018 ICFP

The ICFP Organizers are pleased to announce the theme of the 2018 ICFP:
Investing for a Lifetime of Returns.

This theme title speaks to the various returns on investment family planning provides, from education and empowerment to economic growth and environmental health. Underlying many of the conference sessions will be a focus on the ways in which countries can harness the benefits of the demographic dividend to reap these returns on the macro and micro levels, and the Demographic Dividend will be a highlighted track.

The theme for the 2018 ICFP was chosen by the Core Organizing Group, the International Steering Committee and the National Steering Committee of the ICFP.

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New Information on the 2018 ICFP Website

Today, the 2018 ICFP website has been updated with new information about:



Tracks and Abstracts

Sponsorship packages

Visiting Rwanda

Hotels for ICFP delegates

The Kigali Convention Center, the conference venue

The French versions of these webpages will be published this week.

Important Advisory on the 2018 ICFP

Please be advised that we have become aware that another organization is promoting and advertising a conference using the acronym ICFP and calling itself the International Conference on Family Planning. This is not related to our event in any way.

Our website,, and our official ICFP social media channels (Facebook and Twitter) are the only sources of information about the fifth International Conference on Family Planning, taking place in Rwanda in November 2018 and co-hosted by the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health, located within the Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Rwanda.

When the time comes to submit an abstract and/or register, please be careful to submit your materials through our website,

If you have any questions or concerns, we encourage you to contact us at