NIGERIAN SOCIAL WORKERS AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT EXPERTS TO PARTICIPATE AT THE 12th ANNUAL INSTITUTE OF SOCIAL WORK OF NIGERIA (ISOWN) INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE HOLDING AT SHERATON HOTELS & TOWERS, IKEJA, LAGOS.
From November 11 to 13 2021, The INSTITUTE OF SOCIAL WORK OF NIGERIA will be engaging stakeholders, social work experts and desk officers from across Nigeria as well as the general public at her 12th Annual conference of the Institute of Social Work Practitioners in Nigeria, with the aim of providing professionals with renewed vision, inspiration, knowledge and practical skills that can be immediately applied to maximize our potential in repositioning social work practice for National development and meeting up with the obvious emerging challenges our society is faced with.
The major focus of the conference this year is to provide social work experts and professionals in related field a platform to find common grounds through which they can share practical advice, engage tactfully, improve advocacy, create synergy and engage relevant organs of government to give support in the pursuit of combating Social problems with specific reference to Modern slavery, Health care, Social welfare, Community Development and Policy Formulation amongst others.
Further, the conference this year is expected to provide a platform for participants to reflect upon and discuss current policies with an opportunity to join forces and reflect on the current situation as it affects Nigeria and the world at large. The theme for this year is “POSITIONING SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE IN PANDEMIC AND CRISES SITUATION”. At the end of the program, we will be expected to draw up meaningful resolutions to help strengthen current policies and programs reeled out by government to mitigate the possible dangers associated with the Post Covid-19 era.
SUB- THEMES FOR THE CONFERENCE
A. COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AS A TOOL;
- Redesigning pandemic responses along specific community perspectives for effective intervention.
- International best practices in carrying out Needs Assessments.
B. SOCIAL WELFARE AS A PANACEA TO SOCIETY ILLS;
- A quick insight on Parental Care for the 20th century family.
- Addressing Rape, domestic servitude & Child labour.
C. MEDICAL SOCIAL WORK A MEANS TO A HEALTHY NATION;
- The role of expert in managing Psycho social problems.
- Becoming a professional Elderly care expert.
D. GENERAL PRACTICES AND OUR CONCERNS;
- How has COVID-19 changed and/or exacerbated existing human trafficking and forced labor issues in Nigeria?
- How does COVID-19 make individuals more vulnerable to contemporary forms of exploitation? Which groups are particularly at risk?
- How might measures taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19 impact human trafficking and forced labor victims? E.g. lockdowns, social distancing, closure of support services amongst others.
E. REHABILITATION AND RE-INTEGRATION OF FISTULA CLIENTS;
- Drawing up concepts and the national blueprints.
- Intervention parameters.
ISOWN – will organize and host a three-day conference to feature Social work experts, Government officials, Managers of Child Institutions, Researchers, Civil society experts, Community leaders, NGO’S, the media and Stakeholders.
THE CONFERENCE AIM AT THE FOLLOWING;
- Increasing participants’ knowledge and understanding of the support and best practices as required by global standard within the profession
- Address the root causes of social problems, examining existing approaches to these issues and developing new and well-targeted future work and research direction.
- Address the looming gaps in existing legislations and make useful recommendations to the Nigerian Parliament to help initiates and drive meaningful policies.
- Drum support for increased advocacy on the subject matters and further bring experts up to speed with international best practice.
- Encourage a broad level activity and promote public enlightenment.
- Encouraging collaborations amongst all organs of government responsible for addressing societal ills.
In conclusion, we cannot underestimate the importance of continuing to raise people’s awareness of social ills and with specific reference to the understanding of what we are faced with as a country following the many challenges resulting from the Post Covid Era.
Program for International Conference:
POSITIONING SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE IN PANDEMIC AND CRISES SITUATION
SCHEDULE & PLANNING NOTES
- Day 1: Thursday 11th Nov – Arrival of Conference Participant/ Accreditation
- Day 2: Friday 12th Nov – Conference Opening / Paper Presentation/ Technical & Plenary Sessions / Breakout sessions / Induction of New Members & Membership Upgrade / Closing.
- Day 3: Saturday 13th Nov – Departure.
- Every Member is expected to clear out work schedule for the periods of conference to enable us achieve huge success as this year program is expected to launch Social experts into the society for policy formation amongst others.
- All chapter coordinators will be expected to register her members latest Two week before the conference to help us plan adequately for expected participants at the event.
- All payments must be made to the approved institute account.
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