33rd Annual Conference of the Nigerian Association of Social Workers

The 33rd Annual Conference of the Nigerian Association of Social Workers will take place on the following days:
Date: 7th – 9th 0f November, 2017.
Arrival: 6th, and Departure: 10th of November, respectively.
Venue: Main Conference Hall, National Center for Women Development, Central Business District, Opposite Central Bank of Nigeria. CBN, FCT, Abuja.

WELCOME BRIEF

The 33rd annual general conference will be hosted by the FCT Chapter of the Nigeria Association of Social Workers, Abuja.

Participants at this conference are drawn from diverse settings, which include academics, policy makers, international and local civil society organizations, development partners and students; it gives the conference a definitive character, contributing to a wealth of dialogue and debate in the quest to promote environmental sustainability.

It is gladdening to mention here, that social workers in Nigeria are witnessing some landmark developments in its history. First it was the concurrence of the passage of the house bill on regulating social work practice in Nigeria by the senate in March 2017, then, the review and harmonization of the university curriculum at undergraduate and post graduate levels in Nigeria. The curriculum harmonization is funded by twinning for health initiative in Nigeria with the active collaboration of the National Universities Commission and Nigeria Association of Social Workers (NASOW). Participants include academics drawn from social work educators of the following universities: University of Jos, University of Benin, Federal University Lafia, University of Nigeria Nsukka, University of Ibadan, University of Ilorin, Federal University of Agriculture Markudi, University of Calabar and University of Lagos. They served as major resource persons while some social workers who are field practitioners complemented the team by sharing their experience.

We welcome you to the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja in our quest to push further and consolidate our gains, promote professional standard, protect our title and celebrate our successes. We look forward to seeing you in November, 2017.

 

CONFERENCE THEME: THE FEASIBILITY AND VISIBILITY OF SOCIAL WORK IN THE WEST AFRICAN SUB- REGION.

SUB THEME:

  • Sustaining Internally Displaced Person’s (IDPs) and refugee’s intervention program: A systems approach

  • Evolving a sustainable funding system in social welfare service delivery

  • Strengthening social workers collaboration across borders and Advocating for people with mental health challenges through community engineering

  • Improving families Functionality as a catalyst for youth development and crime prevention

  • Strengthening gender mainstreaming mechanism as a tool for securing environmental sustainability.

CONFERENCE MAIN TOPIC

THE CHALLENGES OF SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE, SOCIAL WELFARE SERVICE DELIVERY IN THE WEST AFRICAN SUB REGION.

CALL FOR PAPER

For those interested in paper presentation, could submit their papers through the email provided, at the cost of #15,000 Naira only.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINE

Each abstract must be limited to 500 words and without any figure or tables. It should be saved as Ms Word format document file. Leave 25mm margin on all sides. Titles should be typed in Times New Roman with 14pt bold font size in upper and lower cases, a left justified. Affiliation must be in upper and lower case left justified in Times New Roman font 10pt with numbered superscripts to indicate the affiliation of each contributor with an E-mail address of the corresponding author in the parenthesis. The main text will be single spaced text in Times New Roman font 10pt without section headings.

Abstract should clearly indicate the sub-theme it is responding to and type of presentation i.e poster or oral.

Deadline for submission of abstracts is 30th September 2017 5:00pm CAT.

Format of abstracts

  • Abstract title and author(s) details

  • Introduction/background

  • Aims/objectives

  • Methodology

  • Discussion of findings/expected outcomes

Invitation

The conference secretariat will send a letter of invitation to delegates who request for this service. The letter does not obligate the conference organizers to provide any financial support to participants.

Exhibitions

There will be exhibition space for interested organizations to exhibit and sell their non edible products and merchandise. Organization and business interested should contact the local organizing committee on info@nasowabuja.org.ng or 08065301087 and 09050605053.

Side Attractions

  • A ride on the tourist bus to see the city

  • A visit to some tourist attraction centres in the Federal Capital Territory

  • Award and dinner night. The cost for 1 & 2 above are yet to be determined.

 EVENTS TIME TABLE

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 DATE  EVENTS  TIME
 1  6th NOV.  Arrival of both National and International Participants
 2  7th NOV.  Registration of Participants 8:00am -10:00am
 3  7th NOV.  Paper Presentations 10:00am -16:00hrs.
 4  8th NOV.  Paper Presentations Continues  9:00am – 13: 00hrs.
 5  8th NOV.  AGM (only for registered members of NASOW)  14:00hrs -17: 00hrs
 6  9th NOV.  AGM continues  9:00hrs -16:00hrs
 7  9th NOV.  Award and dinner night  18:00hrs -23:00hrs
 8  10th NOV.  DEPARTURE, DEPARTURE,  DEPARTURE. ……….

 CONFERENCE FEES

MEMBERS

NON – MEMBERS INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPANTS
#10,000 Naira only #15,000 Only #100 USD
#5, 000 Only (STUDENTS) #5,000 Only (STUDENTS) #50 USD (STUDENTS)

NOTE: THE AWARD AND DINNER NIGHT FEE (This is at a flat rate of N2,500 Naira only per head.)
PAYMENT OPTION: Payment can be made through the bank or at the venue. Early registration attracts a free journal.

Participants who are interested in paying before November should contact the national treasurer or their state officials for payment details 

ENQUIRIES

LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE  ( LOC) , CONTACT ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:

 NOS

 CONTACT PERSONS NAME  CONTACT CELL PHONE NUMBERS
 1  HADIJAH  08065301087
 2  ADA  08038852530
 3  OKORO  07039615555
 4  AISHA  08065646625

  Email: info@nasowabuja.org.ng

 FOR PAPERS AND ABSTRACT CALL ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:

NOS

CONTACT PERSONS NAME CONTACT CELL PHONE NUMBERS
1 JAMAL 07037689557
2 JAMILU 08036062138
3 FRANCIS 08036449176
4 HADIJAH 08065301087

Email: confabstract@gmail.com

FOR TRANSPORT AND HOTEL ACCOMODATION, CONTACT ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:

NOS

CONTACT PERSONS NAME CONTACT CELL PHONE NUMBERS
1 OKORO 07039615555
2 MAGARET 08039497769
3 MILDRED 08032107062
4 ISAH 08035905248
5 EUNICE 08037756138

Email: info@nasowabuja.org.ng

  KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Dr. Jane Roli Adebusuyi.Senior lecturer dept of social work and human services. Babcock university Abeokuta Ogun state Nigeria. Rtd as HOD Medical Social Services Department. University College hospital Ibadan. Fmr. President Association of Medical Social Workers (AMSWON) Nigeria.  Fmr. President Nigeria Red Cross Society of oyo state. Currently Assistant Governor  Rotary orita meffa Ibadan Oyo state. Author 74 academic books.

13 comments on “33rd Annual Conference of the Nigerian Association of Social Workers”

  1. Ude Obeten Reply

    The hour has come and the glory of God is with us as we share in the wake up call to heal our society through social re-engineering. Congrats and thumbs up for Social Work

  2. Adesanya Ocheze Reply

    Good job from great social worker more grace to all of us. Hoping to seeing you all at the conference by God’s grace. Please kindly include me on your page for easy mode of communication with my other colleagues in the progression for professional consultation and for official deliberations. Thanks.

    • Adesanya Ocheze Reply

      I am highly elected with this chapter ✋✋✋✋👊👊👊👊👌👌👌👌👌👌👌👏👏👏👏👏great bravo to the Abuja chapter keep it up.

  3. Racheal Tabuno Oniga Reply

    The Rivers State Police Command has paraded about 70 suspected
    cultists, kidnappers and armed robbers that were arrested in the state between July 1 and August 1, 2017.

    A breakdown of the number shows that a total of 30 suspected cultists were arrested within the period while 22 suspected armed robbers and 18 suspected
    kidnappers were arrested in the state within the period under review.

    Parading the suspects before newsmen at the Police headquarters, Moscow Road, Port Harcourt, the commissioner of Police,
    Zaki Mohammed Ahmed, said a total of six suspected armed robbers were killed within the
    period while 11 kidnap victims were also rescued.

    Ahmed stated that a total of 29 arms, including two AK-47 rifles as
    well as over 600 ammunition were recovered from hoodlums within the period, adding
    that a total of 10 magazines were recovered within the period under review.

    He said, “Like I have always said in my successive Briefings, the Command has zero tolerance for crime and criminality and we are prepared to go the whole hug to achieve this goal. We have expressed strong commitment and unwavering resolve to deal with all criminal elements in the State. And by the special Grace of God the battle against them must be won and sustained.

    “Once again, on behalf of the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim K.

    Idris, I want to thank you for coming. I will continue to
    call you to share our success stories. As a command we are not relenting
    in fighting these criminals.

    “We have put in place adequate crime control measures which are already yielding good results. We are continually and regularly raiding all perceived criminal hideouts in the State. We have also increased motorized patrols of the East West Road and other flash points.

    “There are many more things we are doing to Police the Command.

    I sincerely seek your collaboration and partnership as together we shall win the war against these criminal elements in the State.”

  4. Patricia Odukwu Reply

    I am truely impressed with what I have seen on this website. Please keep up the good work.

  5. Kunle Domingo Reply

    It is a good thing that social work has come of age in our setting. The challenges are many though, but there is great evidence that they would be surmounted. Thanks to all the social workers in the country for sticking together to make all these possible. You all will be remembered. Keep up the good works, we are solidly in support.

  6. Dr jane Roli Adebusuyi Reply

    Information please……The key note speaker.s name should be corrected to read ADEBUSUYI……..Not Adebusoye. …thanks

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