Mangaluru: School of Social Work Roshni Nilaya to host international conference on Jan 23, 24

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Mangaluru, Jan 22: School of Social Work, Roshni Nilaya, here on January 23 and 24 is organizing Spandana – 2020, an international level Social Work conference on the theme ‘Social Response to Climate Change’.

Spandana is a platform for the convergence of social workers to share thoughts, ideas and knowledge and to work together for serving the society in a better way. The need for the platform for the interaction to serve society was actuated in 2002 and the result is Spandana – Responding to realities, an annual symposium for social workers.

The theme ‘Social Response to Climate Change’, is the need of the hour as effective practice of the profession requires contextualization as per changing times. This conference aims to explore existing knowledge and theories of climate change by conceptualizing three important features: Theoretical knowledge, factual knowledge, and practical knowledge.

Dr Lars Eric Olson, associate professor of Social Work, Ersta, Skondal University, Stockholm – Sweden will be the chief guest for the inaugural function of Spandana – 2020 on January 23. Dr Juliet C J, principal of School of Social Work, Roshni Nilaya will preside over the inaugural function. Dr Olson will deliver the keynote address.

The following renowned speakers are lined up to discuss the theme and sub-themes of the conference:

? Dr Jaykumar (assistant professor in the department of Psychiatry, NIMHANS, Bengaluru): Natural and human-induced climate change
? Panchakshari Hiremath (founder president of Nature First Eco-village, Dharwad): Risk reduction in climate change
? Janet Orlene and team: Climate change concerning flood, livelihood, coastal survival and solid waste management
? Dr Senthil Vel (advisor to ministry of Environment of forest and climate change, Government of India, New Delhi. Dean of College of Fisheries, Mangaluru): Synergy-networking and partnerships

Students, academicians and professionals from different states and international universities will participate in the conference. Cultural programmes will be held on January 23 at 4.00 pm.

The valedictory of the meet will be held on January 24. Jagdish Naik, vice-president of Roshni Alumni Association, Bengaluru, will be the chief guest and Dr Jenis Mary, vice-principal will preside over the function.


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