IFSW Africa Region Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development (SWSD 2017)
SWAZ President’s Welcoming Statement
On behalf of the Social Workers’ Association of Zambia, I am delighted to welcome you to the IFSW Africa Region Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development (SWSD 2017) to be held from June 25 to 28, 2017 in Livingstone, Zambia. The theme is: “Evidence-Based Practice for environmental protection and sustainable development.”
The IFSW Africa Region Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development Conference is an international conference that takes stock of the relationship between the social work profession and the realities of life at the national, regional and global level. SWSD 2017 Africa Regional Conference will offer delegates the opportunity to listen to and contribute to high quality professional discourse on developments on social work research; social work education; social work practice; and social policy. The theme for the conference is broad in scope to include, among others, special topics on International Social Work; Economic Policy and Social Policy; Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability; Migration, Refugees and Human Trafficking; Social Investment and Cooperate Social Responsibility; Social Justice and Human Rights; Child Protection; and Social Protection.
The SWSD 2017 IFSW Africa Region Conference will also give you the amazing feeling of experiencing the Victoria Falls, known in Zambia as the Musi-ao-tunya (The Smoke That Thunders), one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The Falls are located on the mighty Zambezi River, a habitat to a variety of beautiful wildlife. No doubt, you will also enjoy the warm hospitality of the Zambian people with their amazing cultural diversity. We cannot wait to see you in the beautiful city of Livingstone, Zambia!
Benson Chisanga, Ph.D.
President: Social Workers’ Association of Zambia (SWAZ).