International Council on Social Welfare (ICSW) Seminar on Social Policy and Social Protection in Africa
For the past 100 years, ICSW globally and the different ICSW regions in Africa have worked tirelessly to promote social welfare in Africa. The International Council on Social Welfare (ICSW) Seminar on Social Policy and Social Protection in Africa (28th and 29th September 2023) addresses the main challenges facing social policies in the African Region , and the key role of knowledge-based organizations such as ICSW.
The special focus is on the role of social policy experts, social workers and humanitarian aid professionals in the different contexts of the African continent. Special attention is paid to the challenges faced by African societies after COVID-19, and the most successful strategies that we can implement in the immediate future, giving citizens a voice and presenting good practices of social inclusion in different areas, from child protection to food security, healthcare and so on.
Under the global framework of the SDGs, the Global Agenda, and the thematic priorities addressed by the UN Secretary General’s Report “Our Common Agenda”, this seminar presents diagnoses, proposals, and good practices that are carried out in Africa and that can serve to redesign the social policies of the 21st century.
The aim is to accelerate the achievement of the SDGs by 2030 and the social dimension of sustainable development beyond with the focus on African Regional priorities.
The seminar will conclude with the launch of Windhoek Declaration on Social Policy and Social Protection in Africa
Download the Seminar Program (DOCX) here.