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Professionalization of Social Work in Africa Policy Brief

The IFSW Africa Region Ubuntu social work Hybrid conference 2021 with the theme: ‘Towards Ubuntu and Sustainable development: Social Work Position in Achieving SDGs’ was held in Rwanda from 23rd to 26th November 2021. The discussions resulted in this advocacy policy brief on social work regulation/legislation. The brief focuses on the problem of lack of legislation and recognition of social work as a profession in Africa. The proposed policy options will be critical elements for any social work legislation as they will help promote professional development, the credibility and confidence of the profession, and its relationship with government and service users. The policy options considered have relevance to the growth and advancement of the social work profession in Africa as well as raise a community of practice for sharing best practices.


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