2nd International Conference on “Promoting the Importance of Human Relationships and Community Accountability”
March 19 - March 20
Call for Papers
Social Work is a profession which provides counseling services on the basis of scientific knowledge and skills throughout the world. It extends services for the underprivileged group of people from all ages towards sustainable rehabilitation. In Asia, the practices of social work are still not remarkably mentionable in the field of social services because of its less expansion and orientation among the mass people. Social Work can contribute in peace building and transformation of the human society of Bangladesh and bring positive social changes.
“Social work is a practice-based profession and an academic discipline that promotes social change and development, social cohesion, and the empowerment and liberation of people. Principles of social justice, human rights, collective responsibility and respect for diversities are central to social work. Underpinned by theories of social work, social sciences, humanities and indigenous knowledge, social work engages people and structures to address life challenges and enhance wellbeing”.Adopted in 2014 by IASSW and IFSW
Community Development is now a very emerging issue in the connection of national development globally. Every developing country like Bangladesh concentrates on Community Development as the fore step of national development. This year’s theme of World Social Work Day is “Promoting the Importance of Human Relations”, which will be globally observed. Traditionally existing relationship in the society based on some tested and sustainable norms and values and production activities is losing its entity at the advent of the forces of disequilibrium and failing to base on alternative legal and economic foundations. Public governance system has already surrendered to the market forces especially in economically backward countries where the sovereignty crisis has taken a new form and governments are relentlessly striving to overcome the crisis with all means.
On the other hand, emergence of new and/or new version of technologies following cyber and information revolution are superseding individual capabilities as well as curtailing human strengths to control technologies rather ontrolling human values and behavior.
Development, governance and transformation have positive correlation and causal relationship among themselves. They need to be addressed in an integral manner. But currently lack of coordination and integration at conceptual and functional levels has created an adverse situation, a situation of natural and environmental imbalances. All
these ultimately are pushing the planet with all species into a devastating situation. It requires insightful holistic and integrative analytical approaches from scholars, academicians, researchers and practitioners across borders, disciplines, functional areas and generations. All of them have their own role and identities in the context of totality and always influence and are influenced by the totality too.
On the above backdrop WSWD 2019: 2 nd International Conference on “Promoting the Importance of Human Relationships and Community Accountability” will be hosted by the Community Social Work Practice and Development Foundation (CSWPD Foundation)in active collaboration with Health 21, Habitat for Humanity International, Acid Survivor Foundation (ASF), Projukti O Projonmo Foundation, Uttara Development Programme Society (UDPS), Amra Sobai Foundation, MUB 92 Foundation, Work for Better Bangladesh Trust and Department of Sociology and Social Work of the People’s University of Bangladesh as academic partner on March 19-20, 2019 at Family World Grand Convention Hall, Asad Avenue, Mohammadpur, Dhaka-1207. It would be a big congregation of renown researchers, academics, experts and social work practitioners of the respective fields and will provide a wide possibility of high level interaction, group discussion and debate in a supportive, relaxed and thoughtful environment. The conference will put more emphasis on the social work practitioners, young social leaders
and volunteers and community development thinkers in the context of Bangladesh.
Date for Submission of Paper: All interested speakers are cordially requested to send their summary paper or maximum 15 Power Point Slides within 28 th February 2019. Topic of discussion must be relevant to the sub themes of the seminar.
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