Greeting’s ladies and gentlemen,
It is my pleasure to welcome you all to the IFSW Africa regional Hybrid International Social Work Conference.
This is the second international social work conference we host in Kigali, and this is of great importance since it brings together participants from all over the world with different backgrounds such as researchers, academicians, policymakers, students, social work practitioners, civil society organizations representatives to mention but a few.
The conference will be held in Kigali from 23rd to 26 November 2021 with the theme “Towards Ubuntu and Sustainable Development: Social Work position in achieving Sustainable Development Goals”.
As the conference’s main theme highlights it, participants will share their experience about the position of Ubuntu social work in achieving Sustainable Development Goals. Indeed, by bringing together researchers, academicians, policymakers, and practitioners, the conference will contribute to display new knowledge, discuss identified new knowledge gaps in terms of strategies accommodating the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals.
The conference is jointly organized by the Rwanda National organization of Social Workers, and the International Federation of Social Work African region. On behalf of the local organizing committee, and the Rwandan community, I take this opportunity to welcome you all.
The organizing committee values the participation of everyone and wishes you all a warm welcome at the wonderful Kigali conference premises.
Dr Hahirwa G. Joseph
Chair, Local Organizing Committee