The conference “Strengthening the Social Welfare Workforce: Investing in those who care for children” is being held in Cape Town, South Africa (SA) this week.
The conference started with opening remarks from US Ambassador to SA, Donald Gips. Also speaking on the first day was John Williamson, a well respected social worker who works with USAID. Williamson spoke about the systems that provide social welfare services to orphans and vulnerable children in African countries and the importance of a systems perspective as we try to stregthen the social welfare work force. For more information about this conference see http://www.ovcsupport.net.