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Dear Social Work Fraternity,

India Network of Professional Social Workers’ Association (INPSWA) ,a member of International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) ,Geneva in association with the Department of Social Work at the highly reputed Loyola College, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India which steps into its glorious 60th year of its contribution to Social Work Education in India brings forth an International Conference titled ‘ India International Social Work Conference 2024 ‘ on the theme ‘ Panorama of Social Work : Innovations & Inclusiveness in Social Development’ from 22nd to 24th February, 2024 at Loyola College. The Professional Social Workers’ Association (PSWA) , Chennai, a memberof INPSWA and a host of Schools/Departments of Social Work in Chennai are collaborating with this prestigious event.

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The conference is designed and curated to bring about 600-800 policy makers, experts, educators, practitioners, scholars & students on the same platform and create an opportunity for in-depth dialogue & deliberations on the theme and related sub-themes. The focused objective of the conference is to provide opportunity for learning, sharing, and demonstrating the innovative best social work practices and interventions to usher in a new order of inclusiveness in social development. It will also set an agenda for the social workers to align to the inclusive development and the UN’s ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) to create a strong, peaceful, prosperous and better world for the welfare of all people by 2030.

We wholeheartedly invite you to join us for the conference and add value to the deliberations.

Besides attending an invigorating power-packed three-day conference, one can spend a day or two sightseeing in and around the city. Chennai’s vibrant culture is historically known for its Carnatic music, serene beaches, delicious local cuisine, and legendary temples. Mahabalipuram, a UNESCO world heritage site with shore temple, which is built by the Pallava dynasty in the 7th & 8th century is a must place to visit and is about an hour’s drive from Chennai.

We cordially invite you and eagerly look forward to welcoming you on 22ndFebruary 2024!

For INPSWA’s India International SWC 2024 Organising Committee

Prof. L S Ghandi Doss
President, INPSWA, Bengaluru

Rev. Dr. Louis Arockiaraj S J
Principal, Loyola College, Chennai