Center for Development and Integration attends the “International Conference on Social Welfare Issues
in the ASEAN region” organised by Ministry of Social Affairs of the Replic of Indonesia from 27–30 Nov 2011 in Indonesia.
The conference aism to strengthen policies and multi-stakeholder cooperation in Welfare and Social/Human Development. This International Conference on Social Welfare in the ASEAN Region is the first attempt of facilitating exchange of experience and knowledge among social work practitioners, social work educators, social policy scholars, students, government officials and decision makers to explore common challenges and potential collaboration and partnership in promoting social welfare in the ASEAN region. In addition to ten ASEAN member countries, this conference will also include speakers from non-ASEAN countries, such as from Japan, South Korea, Australia, India and the United States. There will be 7 (seven) sub theme outlined offered in this conference. These include Aging, Disaster Management and Social Reconstruction, Welfare of Migrant Workers, Child Welfare, Disabilities, Social Work Education and Profession, and Corporate Social Responsibility. In the context of ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC), and parallel to the conference, the Indonesian Ministry of Social Affairs will also organize ASEAN Social Services Expo and study visits to several social services agencies and schools of social work. This conference will be complementary to other officially scheduled
ASEAN meetings, such as the ASEAN GO-NGO Forum on Social Welfare and Development which is implemented in conjunction with the Senior Officials Meeting for Social Welfare and Development (SOMSWD).
CDI’s Director Ms. Ngo Huong presents paper on: Vietnam: Beyond Corporate Social Responsibility. View the paper here