By Tobias Lengnan Dapam
The Institute of Social Work of Nigeria (ISOWN) said it will organise a two-day international conference in collaboration with the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) Uk, Modern Slavery project Team.
The institute noted that the conference was aimed at repositioning social work practice and ensure acceptable standard of the profession globally.
The organisation in a statement issued yesterday by Mr Michael Aniekan, ISOWN Communications Manager, said the conference scheduled for November 4 to 5 would feature seven key sub themes geared toward addressing pressing social development problems in the society
He listed the sub themes as Modern-day slavery, rehabilitation and reintegration, community development, boarder control, access to legal aid service as well as social welfare interventions.
Aniekan who identified the conference as 10th in the series noted that it would have in attendance social welfare officers, community development experts from across 776 local government area councils in Nigeria and the Commonwealth.
“The seminar will draw together some of the leading social experts, lawyers and social work educators, stakeholders to help reposition the practice and ensure standard of profession as deemed acceptable globally.
“In attendance will also be relevant government agencies and parliamentarians at the forefront of reviewing and drawing up content for possible amendment on existing legislation and raising awareness of these issues in their constituencies.
“In Nigeria, there are particular challenges relating to social development which has hindered national growth; with Sub-Sahara Africa recording a high rate of social infrastructural decay in the world.”