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WSWD 2020 : 3rd International Conference


“Enhancing Human Relationship, Social Capital and Community Sustainability”

Date: 21-22 March 2020

Venue: KIB 3D Conference Hall, Lebel #4, Krishi Khamar Bari, Farmgate, Dhaka-1215


  • Abstract Submission: January 31, 2020

  • Notification of Acceptance of Abstract:February05, 2020

  • Full Paper Submission: February 25, 2020 (If Possible)

  • Registration Begins: December 05, 2019

  • Last date for Registration: February 15, 2020

Sub Theme:

  1. Academic Frustration among students, Role of Good Parenting, Involvement in Drugs, Counseling and Rehabilitation Role of Social Workers, Civil Society, Drug Cure Centers and Department of Narcotics of Bangladesh Government.

  2. Digitalization in Education, ICT and Sustainable Community Development in Bangladesh.

  3. Sustainable Development Goals-SDGs, Community Change and Community Leadership.

  4. Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Disaster Management and Social Workers Intervention.

  5. Social Capital, Social Development, Modernization, and Development Organizations.

  6. Humanitarian Activities, Social Justice and Human rights.

  7. Gender issues, Women empowerment and Transformation of Community.

  8. Urbanization Process, Social Problems and Social Work Intervention.

  9. Poverty Eradication, Microcredit, Corporate Social Responsibility-CSR, Social Business and Social Welfare Services in Bangladesh.

  10. Career in Social Work, Social Work Practice setting such as Elderly Care, Family Counselling, Clinical Social Work and Mental Health Support, Training and Employability in Social Work.

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Event Brochure

Call for Papers

Social Work is ascientific knowledge and skill-based profession which provides counseling services in different setting to the disadvantaged group of people in particular throughout the world. It extends services for the underprivileged group of people irrespective of age, sex, religion, economic status, race and education as well towards sustainable rehabilitation. In Asia, the practices of social work are still not remarkably mentionable in the field of social services because of its less expansion and orientation among the mass people. Social Work can contribute in peace building and transformation of the human society of Bangladesh and bring positive social changes and make a livable community.

“Social work is a practice-based profession and an academic discipline that promotes social change and development, social cohesion, and the empowerment and liberation of people. Principles of social justice, human rights, collective responsibility and respect for diversities are central to social work. Underpinned by theories of social work, social sciences, humanities and indigenous knowledge, social work engages people and structures to address life challenges and enhance wellbeing”. -Adopted in 2014 by IASSW and IFSW

Community Development is now a very emerging issue in the connection of national development globally. Every developing country like Bangladesh concentrates on Community Development as the fore step of national development. This year’s theme of World Social Work Day is “Promoting the Importance of Human Relationship”, which will be globally observed. Traditionally existing relationship in the society based on some tested and sustainable norms and values and production activities is losing its entity at the advent of the forces of disequilibrium and failing to base on alternative legal and economic foundations. Public governance system has already surrendered to the market forces especially in economically backward countries where the sovereignty crisis has taken a new form and governments are relentlessly striving to overcome the crisis with all means. On the other hand, emergence of new and/or new version of technologies following cyber and information revolution are superseding individual capabilities as well as curtailing human strengths to control technologies rather controlling human values and behavior.

Development, governance and transformation have positive correlation and causal relationship among themselves. They need to be addressed in an integral manner. But currently lack of coordination and integration at conceptual and functional levels has created an adverse situation, a situation of natural and environmental imbalances. All these ultimately are pushing the planet with all species into a devastating situation. It requires insightful holistic and integrative analytical approaches from scholars, academicians,researchers and practitioners across borders, disciplines, functional areas and generations. All of them have their own role and identities in the context of totality and always influence and are influenced by the totality too.

WSWD 2020: 3rd International Conference on “Enhancing Human Relationship, Social Capital and Community Sustainability” is one of the pioneering initiatives in connection with social work practice and promotion in Bangladesh endeavored by Community Social Work Practice & Development-CSWPD Foundation in Association with Department of Sociology and Social Work of the People’s University of Bangladesh. It aims to clarify the scope of social work, assess its practice strength and existing challenges in the global context keeping focus in Bangladesh with the presence of Academicians, Scholars, Researchers, Development activists, social work practitioners, and professional and students as young graduates as well.

Abstract Submission Procedure:

Applicants are cordially instructed to submit their abstracts (in English) through E-mail attachment as a word document to: rahmanh7@gmail.com by January 24, 2020. Abstracts should be in Microsoft Word, Times New Roman, 12 Point font size. Abstract submission should include: (a) Presenter details (names, addresses, mobile numbers and email id), (b) Title (not exceeding 15 words), (c) Abstract (between 150200 words), (d) Keywords (4 to 5) and (e) References (APA style).

Registration Fees & Procedure:

Please note the detail payment information as follows:
International Participants- US $ 400.00 (Including 3 Nights Accommodation)
International Participants- US $ 250.00 (Without Accommodation)
SAARC Countries Participants- US$ 200.00 (Including 3 Nights Accommodation)
SAARC Countries Participants- US$ 100.00 (Without Accommodation)
Bangladeshi Participants- BDT 2500.00 (Paper Presenter)
Students Participants- BDT 1200/- Professional Participants-BDT 1600/-

Conference Fees Include:Conference kits, 4 refreshments, 2 lunches, ID Card, Certificate, and Conference Bag.

ATTN:For the foreign delegates, registration fee will include seminar kits, tea-snacks, meals and Certificate. After declaration of acceptance of abstract, participants have to do registration. Registration will be done only through online by paying required fees in the bank account given in the registration form OR payment through Bkash Number mentioned in registration form. Having completed payment, filled up registration form and payment transaction receipt must be sent through email. Or please call and confirm in case of Bkash Payments.
*Accompanied person includes co-author, spouse, family member and guest (Prior permission required).(Please contact after payment to +8801712051203, +8801716633582).

Bank Payment:

A/C Name: Md. Habibur Rahman
A/C No: 258.151.124 Dutch Bangla Bank Ltd.
Routing Number: 090263286
Branch Code: 258
Branch Name: Mohammadpur, Dhaka-1207

Rocket Payment: +8801712051203 (This is Rocket personal Number, please call and confirm after payment done)

Participants: Faculty Members, Research Scholars, Students, Policy Managers, Practitioners (State, Civil Society, NGOs, etc.)

Venue Location and Important Places for Visit

The venue of the conference is KIB Auditorium, South Block, Lebel #B-1, Krishi Khamar Bari, Farmgate, Dhaka-1215. It is around 30 minute’s journey from Shahjalal International Airport, Dhaka by road but may take more time in case of traffic. Venue is located at all most the central part of Capital City Dhaka, Bangladesh. It’s really a very easy location which is convenient for all participants and guests from home and abroad. If requires, our volunteers will pick up our foreign guests from airport. Dhaka is a regular Mega City which has so many historical places, Super Malls, National Museum, National Shahid Minar, Public Library and University of Dhaka is very adjacent, where our participants and guests may visit.


Md. Habibur Rahman
Founder President, CSWPD Foundation
Convener, WSWD 2020: 3rd International Conference
Associate Professor and Haed
Dept. of Sociology & Social Work
The People’s University of Bangladesh
Mobile: +8801712051203
Email: rahmanh7@gmail.com

Publication: The Committee plans to publish selected papers presented at the conference in their affiliated peer review journals.