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.
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.
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.
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
Discussion of findings/expected outcomes
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 08065301087 and 09050605053.
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
Arrival of both National and International Participants
Registration of Participants
Paper Presentations Continues
9:00am – 13: 00hrs.
AGM (only for registered members of NASOW)
14:00hrs -17: 00hrs
Award and dinner night
DEPARTURE, DEPARTURE, DEPARTURE. ……….
NON – MEMBERS
#10,000 Naira only
#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
LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE ( LOC) , CONTACT ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:
CONTACT PERSONS NAME
CONTACT CELL PHONE NUMBERS
FOR PAPERS AND ABSTRACT CALL ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:
FOR TRANSPORT AND HOTEL ACCOMODATION, CONTACT ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:
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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.