International Social Work Conference 2016 in Manila

Manila Hotel , Manila , Philippines

The Philippines for the past several years,there has been a lot of disasters, earthquakes,  typhoons and calamities that have struck the country . The country lies within the Pacific Ring of Fire , Typhoon Belt and man -made induced calamities.

Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology also record frequent earthquakes and seismic activities  in the country .

 This is the reason why various countries has always been eager ,to device and look for ways to prevent these things and to initiate actions on disaster preparedness and recovery and develop social work innovations. This year’s conference theme is “Social Innovation-Technology and Disaster Recovery: Creating Opportunities for Global Exchange
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Department of Social Welfare and Development secretary Judy Taguiwalo; Former DSWD Secretary Dinky Soliman; Dr. Lolita Pablo, Chair, PSWC, and Dr. Xu, were the guest of honors on the conference
In light of this, the Asian & Pacific Islander Social Work Educators Associations (APISWEA) in the United States, in collaboration with the Philippine Social Work Consortium (PSWC) chaired by the National Association for Social Work Education Inc. (NASWEI) in the Philippines and the Consuelo Foundation is set to stage the International Social Work Conference on July 5 and 6,2016 at the historic Manila Hotel.

Secretary Judy Taguiwalo

Definitely, many of the beneficiaries are grateful to the government for providing them subsistence assistance, not really productive assistance,” she acknowledged.

Secretary Judy Taguiwalo of Department of Social Welfare and Development said in the conference  that she would also be drafting a concept paper with help from colleagues Professor Noel Leyco of the Asian Institute of Management, and Professor Marivic Raquiza of the University of the Philippines, and recommend whether to continue, revise, or stop the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps).

This is APISWEA’s 6th Annual Conference and is first in the Philippines, sponsored by theUnited Nations’ Population Fund (UNFPA) and the United Nations’ International Children’sEmergency Fund (UNICEF).This year’s conference theme is “Social Innovation-Technology and Disaster Recovery: Creating Opportunities for Global Exchange”.
According to Dr. Qingwen Xu, President of APISWEA, Co-Chairperson ICSW 2016, the
conference aims to raise wide-ranging, substantial and meaningful discussions on issues related to disaster recovery highlighting evidence-based social work practices, theory development, innovative methods in service delivery and education geared at improving disaster resilience, social innovation, community development, livelihood restoration, and the promotion of social justice.
The event was attended by about 100 foreign delegates from US and Asian countries together with  over 200 delegates from the Philippines have attended  two-day international Social Work Conference.
The Philippines representatives had also shared their experiences and program to the international community .

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