Capacity Building Committee

The IASSW aims to promote the development and expansion of social work education, in accordance with its mission statement and based on peer consultation. To this end, the IASSW Capacity Building Committee provides Programme Consultations, supports the development and maintenance of Regional Resource Centres, and plans and implements regular capacity building workshops/conferences. See More

I. Peer-review Programme Consultations are designed to support the development of social work education programs within a university setting. The peer-review consultation process is fundamentally

  • Strengths-based
  • Grounded in the history, economics, and culture of the geographic region where the program resides
  • Informed by the respective regional (and subregional/national, if it exists) social work education entity
    • Asian and Pacific Island Association of Schools of Social Work
      • Japanese Association of Schools of Social Work
      • Chinese Association of Schools of Social Work
      • Israeli Association of Schools of Social Work
      • Hong Kong Association of Schools of Social Work
      • New Zealand Association of Schools of Social Work
    • Latin American Association of Schools of Social Work
    • North American and Caribbean Association of Schools of Social Work
      • Canadian Association of Schools of Social Work
      • The Council on Social Work Education (United States)
      • Caribbean Association of Schools of Social Work
    • African Association of Schools of Social Work
      • South African Association of the Schools of Social Work
    • European Association of the Schools of Social Work
      • East European Association of the Schools of Social Work
      • United Kingdom
      • Nordic Association of Schools of Social Work
    • And guided by the framework of the Global Standards for Social Work Education and Training

Policies and Guidelines of Capacity Building Committee for Programme Consultations

Questions about the Peer-review Programme Consultation process should be directed to Rashmi Pandey at rashmi@iassw-aiets.org.

II. Regional Resource Centres – Regional Resource Centres are established in various regions of the world to support the development of social work education in that region.  Specifically, RRCs are established to

  • develop and implement a regional strategy to provide high quality capacity building,
  • lead research projects relevant to the region, and
  • offer learning opportunities for academic staff and students in social work

Policies and Guidelines of Capacity Building Committee for Regional Resource Centre

Regional Resource Centres of IASSW

III. Workshops and Conferences – The Capacity Building Committee collaborates with regional, subregional, and national entities in the development of workshops and conferences that are relevant to the region.  At each of its bi-annual meetings of the Board of Directors, the Capacity Building Committee works with social work educators from the region to offer a workshop adjacent to the Board meeting.

Policies and Guidelines of Capacity Building Committee for Mini Workshop

Mini Workshop Organized by Capacity Building Committee in various countries across the world during 2013 to 2021