ICSD 2013 - Kampala, Uganda
18th Biennial International Consortium for Social Development
Opening New Frontiers in Social Development:
Facing Opportunities and Challenges
July 15 - 19, 2013
- Simmons College (Boston, MA, USA)
- Makerere University (Kampala, Uganda)
- Professor Hugo A. Kamya, Ph.D. (Simmons College)
- Professor Edward K. Kirumira, Ph.D. (Makerere University)
- Dr. Barbara W. Shank, Dean and Professor (University of St. Thomas at St. Catherine University), President, ICSD, President, CSWE
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Building on the importance of good governance that the Dhaka symposium underscored, the 2013 ICSD conference, to be held in Kampala Uganda, will examine new and emerging issues in social development. While the symposium will attempt to examine new emerging issues of social development, long standing concerns including the Millennium Development Goals; policy limits; institutional autonomy; poverty and hunger; global climate change; continuous marginalization and social exclusion; issues of social justice and human rights; mobilization of governmental, non-governmental, and civil society institutions that address the widening gap between rich and poor will be explored by leading scholars from all over the world. With Africa, and Uganda, as the location for this conference, attention will be drawn to the importance of the developing world and its contribution to these issues. They all present challenges and opportunities into the future.
- To identify emerging issues in social development
- To identify region-specific issues and challenges in social development
- To discuss and analyze the roles, responsibilities and opportunities for social development
- To explore regional, national and global opportunities through collaborations and sustainability toward social development
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Professor Gary Bailey, Simmons College
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David K. Basangwa MD, M.MED, is a Government Senior Consultant Psychiatrist and Executive Director for Butabika National referral Mental hospital situated in Kampala. He is a honorary Lecturer in Psychiatry at the College of Health Sciences, Makerere University. Dr. Basangwa is the National focal person for substance abuse management and also serves as the National interlocutor for the United Nations office on Drugs and Crime Regional office for Eastern Africa (UNODC-ROEA). Dr. Basangwa is a researcher and writer. He has contributed chapters in books mainly in the area of addiction Psychiatry. He has further supported many studies in mental health and has supervised many students undertaking studies in this field. As a medical Manager, Dr. Basangwa is currently concentrating on advocacy for mental health and improved quality of care for people with mental health problems.
Dr. Sheila Ndyanabangi holds Masters in Public Health of Makerere University (1999). She is currently a Principal Medical Officer at the Ministry of Health, Kampala and is in charge of Mental Health, Control of Substance Abuse and Management of Neurological disorders. National Coordinator for Tobacco Control. She is responsible for policy and legislation development and formulation of guidelines for implementation of the above programmes. She participated in the International Mental Health Policy Programme and services Project and published the Mental Health country profile for Uganda in 2003. She was a collaborator in the Mental Health and poverty project (MHAPP), a research on Mental Health policy implementation in four African countries (2005 to 2010). She is currently a collaborator in PRIME (Program for Improvement of Mental Health Care). EMERALD (Emerging Mental Health Systems in Low and Middle income countries), MhBEF (Mental Health Beyond Facilities) and is leading the implementation of the WHO Mental Health Gap Action Programme Project in Uganda. She has recently been appointed to the International Health Regulations Roster of Experts concerning the subject of Mental Health by WHO, Geneva.
Honorable Callista Mutharika, Former First Lady, Malawi
Callista Mutharika, is the former First Lady of the Republic of Malawi. She served as Minister of Tourism, Deputy Minister of Local Government, Member of Malawi Parliament and Pan African Parliament. Prior to joining politics she was Country Director of The Hunger Project (Malawi) . An international NGO working in the area of ending hunger and poverty. Her passion for social development emerged when she successfully supervised programmes in Crop Production, Livestock Enhancement, Water and Sanitation, Health, Early Childhood Development and Micro Credit. Upon completion of her three year contract in 2004, the President of The Hunger Project described her as a leader to be emulated in the field of social development in Africa. Madam Callista's passion for social development continues as it is reflected in her Callista Mutharika Safe Motherhood Foundation that she established. Through this Foundation she introduced an eighteen month Community Midwifery training programme and is currently sponsoring needy students on this course.
Dr. Tassé Abye teaches Sociology and Social Work at the University of Nouakchott Since 2010 and serves as Technical Advisor to the Minster d'Etat for National Education, Higher Education and Scientific Research in Mauritania. Earlier to this appointment, he served as Associate Vice President in charge of the Reform, Strategic Planning and International relations at Addis Ababa University, and acted as the first Dean of the School of Social-Work at the same university (2005-2010). In France, Tassé has worked as Director General of the Institute for Social Development (IDS, Rouen) from 2001 to 2005, Deputy-Director of the Institute of Social Work of Echirolles (Grenoble) in charge of Academic Affairs (1999-2001) and has acted in numerous other capacities at the IDS from 1991 to 1999.
Tassé Abye has worked extensively to develop social work education in different part of the World, mainly in Romania, Cameroon, Ethiopia and in Mauritania and served as President of the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW) (2004-2008). At present he is the chair of the Global Agenda Committee for IASSW, and chair of the International Steering Committee for the Joint World Conference of 2014 at Melbourne, Australia. His scholarship includes research in social sciences with a general focus on transformations and changes in societies. Moreover, he specialized on issues related to refugee, migration, emigration, integration, guerrilla fighters; policy on social work education, Social development, and monitoring, evaluation, and the restructuring of higher education institutions.
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3. Register at the link indicated aboveThe Study Abroad website offers general travel information (e.g. passport, visa, options for travel insurance, etc.) that will help facilitate your planning process. For questions pertaining to conference-related logistics, please feel free to reach out to your conference planning team: firstname.lastname@example.org
Speke Resort Munyonyo will provide accommodation at $85.00 USD (+VAT) per night. Meals will be provided to all participants. To book a room at Speke Resort Munyonyo, please contact the resort directly following your registration for the conference. In order to recieve the full discount, please indicate that you will be attending "ICSD 2013" when speaking with hotel personnel.
Speke Resort Munyonyo is located less than five miles away fromt he vibrant city of Kampala. Kampala is the capital and largest city of Uganda and has gone through major changes from the time of the first explorers who traveled to Uganda. As a small city it was overshadowed by Entebbe which was the seat of government but over the years it stature has grown and is now booming with artists, writers, political activists and strong economists. Kampala is located in the southern geographic center of the country on the outskirts of Lake Victoria. The city enjoys a great climate, with an annual average temperature of 32 degrees C and monthly means varying between 27 degrees C in January and 34 degrees C in August. July is generally a hot and wet month.
For more information about Speke Munyonyo, please visit: http:www.spekeresort.com
If you have questions or problems making your reservation, please contact the following:
Front Office Numbers:
Mr. Ajit, Reservations Manager for Speke Resort Munyonyo
Mr. Chris Mwaniki, ICSD Conference contact for Speke Resort Munyonyo
Please note: This is a working program. Components are subject to change.
LOCAL PLANNING COMMITTEE (Uganda), includes:
- World Food Programme
- The AIDS Support Organization (TASO)
- AIDS Widows Orphans Family Support (AWOFS)
- Straight Talk Foundation
- Nsambya Babies Home
- Music for Life
- Namugongo Fund for Special Children
- Bead for Life
- Makula Fund for Children
- African Network for the Prevention and Protection of Child Abuse and Neglect (ANPPCAN)
- Foundation for Human Rights Initiative
- Center for Domestic Violence Prevention
- Save the Children
- Uganda Women's Efforts to Save Orphans (UWESO)
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS - FAQs
Where can I find information on Passport and Visa requirements for travelling to Uganda?
Most travellers to Uganda will need both a valid, current passport and a Visa. However, full details on requirements and the Visa process are available through the following websites:
Recommendation: if you do not get your visa prior to departure, you can recieve it upon your arrival at Entebbe airport for $50.00 USD.
If you need a written invitation on official conference letterhead in order to obtain a visa, please email the U.S. planning team with your name and contact information at email@example.com
What vaccines and immunizations will I need to travel to Uganda?
In order to enter the country, you will need to be immunized for Yellow Fever; however, the government also recommends vaccinations for several other illnesses (most of which are standard vaccinations in many countries), including Hepatitis A & B, Typhoid, Polio, Meningitis, and Rabies. Please consult with your doctor to make sure your immunizations are up-to-date. For up-to-date information regarding international travel and health, please visit the following websites:
- U.S. Center for Disease Control Page for Health Information for Travelers to Uganda
- Passport Health USA
Are there any options available for pre/post-conference safaris?
If you wish to take advantage of wildlife-viewing safaris surrounding your time at the conference, please contact one of the following recommended companies:
- Wave Expeditions, Ltd.
- Contact: Sarah Kirabo
- 1,000 Shades of Green Tour & Safari Co, Ltd.
- Contact: Charles Morgan
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