The IFSW Africa Region Ubuntu social work Hybrid conference 2021 with the theme: ‘Towards Ubuntu and Sustainable development: Social Work Position in Achieving SDGs’ held in Rwanda from 23rd to 26th November 2021. Was one of its kind and successful in many ways.
With over 750 online participants, over 200 physical participants located in two venues (Kigali and Huye) and over 85 presentations under several sub-themes including;
- Poverty, inequalities, hunger eradication
- Health and sustainable social infrastructure amid COVID-19
- Inclusive education and child protection amid the pandemic
- Natural and manmade disaster management
- Sustainable communities and cities, co-building the future with social work
- Ubuntu sustaining peace, justice, and development
- COVID-19, gender equality and violence
- indigenous knowledge decolonising social work
The African region would like to present sincere appreciation to all the presenters, participants, invited speakers, keynote speakers, guest of honours, partners (UNICEF Rwanda, UNICEF ESARO, Hope and Homes for the children Rwanda among others), RWA-NOSW for hosting and the National associations in Africa, Government of Rwanda and the IFSW global for the support throughout the process.
From all the discussions based on Ubuntu, there are several Key outcomes that will be shared soon with the conference report. At this level, we wish to share one of the key outcomes; ‘the advocacy policy brief on social Work regulation/legislation‘ statement on professionalisation of social work profession.
Read the statement HERE