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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

International Social Work Conference

Kigali, Rwanda

19th to 22nd March 2018

 

Theme:

Professional Social Work and Sustainable Development

in Africa

Conference website: www.crisowo.org/conference2018

 

The East Africa Centre for Research and Innovation in Social Work (CRISOWO) is pleased to invite you to the International Social Work Conference that will take place from 19th to 22nd March, 2018, to coincide with World Social Work Day.

CRISOWO is a joint initiative of Makerere University (Uganda), University of Nairobi (Kenya), Institute of Social Work (Tanzania), University of Rwanda, Hope Africa University (Burundi) and Carinthia University of Applied Sciences (Austria). Representatives of these institutions serve as conference organizing committee.

The conference is an event under the umbrella of the PROSOWO project on “Professional Social Work in East Africa”, funded by the Austrian Partnership Programme in Higher Education and Research for Development (APPEAR).

The event will bring together social work and social development practitioners, educators, researchers, students, and policy makers from Africa and the rest of the world. On World Social Work Day 2018, we shall jointly celebrate our profession.

 

We welcome you to submit your abstract in line with the conference sub-themes as indicated below. If your abstract pertains to cross-cutting topics, please select the conference sub-theme to which your topic belongs most.

Conference Sub-themes:

  1. Social work ethics and legislation
  2. Social and environmental justice in a changing global environment
  3. Population dynamics, human rights, gender equality and social justice
  4. Poverty, unemployment, socio-economic inequalities and sustainable poverty eradication
  5. Social administration, policy processes and advocacy
  6. Social work linkages, networks and partnerships for development
  7. Indigenous and innovative social work models and approaches
  8. Social work with special groups: children, youths, the elderly, victims of conflict, violence and human trafficking, minority groups, and others
  9. Social work education: curricula, pedagogy, field practice, carrier pathways and research
  10. Social protection and social security systems: challenges and innovations

Instructions for abstract submission:

  1. Your abstract should have max. 400 words. Please note that the conference organizing team will only accept abstracts which follow the guidelines and which are formally correct (e.g. precise length, no typing errors).
  2. All abstracts should be written in Times New Roman, font size 12, single spacing.
  3. The presenting author should be indicated first, and then all other authors’ names can follow.
  4. You can submit your abstract online at: www.crisowo.org/conference2018
    There are simple guidelines to help you upload your abstract.  Alternatively, you can send your abstract as a word document via email to: info@crisowo.org
  5. Any author is free to submit more than one abstract but separate forms should be completed for each submitted abstract
  6. Deadline for abstract submission: 15th October 2017
  7. Notification of acceptance: 30th November 2017
  8. Deadline for registration: 15th December 2017
  9. We shall allow a maximum of 20 minutes for each presentation, followed by a brief discussion. For poster presentations, there will be a time slot of 2 hours.

Note:

Your abstract will be published in the conference book of abstracts after confirmation of your registration for the conference.

If you have any question, please do not hesitate to contact us: info@crisowo.org

 

 

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Rwanda,

the Land of a Thousand Hills:

Celebrate World Social Work Day 2018 with us

and share your experience, knowledge and visions

with the international social work community!

 

 

For the conference organizing committee:

 Consolee Uwihangana, University of Rwanda

Dr. Janestic Twikirize, Makerere University, Uganda

Prof. Helmut Spitzer, Carinthia University of Applied Sciences, Austria

Dr. Zena Mabeyo, Institute of Social Work, Tanzania

Dr. Gidraph Wairire, University of Nairobi, Kenya

Susan Muchiri, Hope Africa University, Burundi

CONTACT US

Makerere University
Department of Social Work & Social Administration
P.O Box 7062 Kampala
Email: info@crisowo.org
Website: www.crisowo.org

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