The Asian Population Forum is an academic exchange and cooperation platform established by the Asian Demographic Research Institute (ADRI) and Shanghai University for the member organizations of the Asian Metacenter for Population and Sustainable Development and for the larger Asian demographic research community.

The Second Asian Population Forum was held at Shanghai University on October11-12, 2019. Participants included more than 80 demographers from 28 universities and research institutes, including institutions in Austria, Australia, India, Indonesia, China, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and United States. The Second Forum consisted of six panels: population, development, and environment; application of demographic dynamics and human capital models in development analysis; priorities for international migration research in Asia; international migration; internal migration; and urbanization in Asia.