Disaster Intervention, Climate Change And Sustainability Committee

IASSW initially set up the Disaster Intervention, Climate Change, and Sustainability Committee in 2010, following the failure of the UNFCCC COP meeting in Copenhagen in 2009. Its aim was to prepare policies, materials and inputs into the United Nations’ discussions on climate change and other disasters.

Now, it has contributed to understanding and addressing the impact of COVID-19, the novel corona virus that has spread to 180 countries across the world endangering lives and economic development. For this new crisis, the Committee would like to hear from you and learn how you have contributed to dealing with the crisis in your school, community and family. Please contact the Committee Chair, Lena Dominelli by email at lena.dominelli@stir.ac.uk  Social distancing can still include communicating with and sharing our stories with one another.  The human spirit, kindness, compassion and solidarity will defeat the corona virus!  Social workers have these characteristics in abundance.  Let us share this optimistic message with those we encounter virtually or otherwise.

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IASSW Updates about COVID-19

Faculties and Undergraduates of Social Work of Chongqing University of Science and Technology Volunteered to Fight against the Epidemic in Various Forms

Faculties and Undergraduates of Social Work of Chongqing University of Science and Technology Volunteered to Fight against the Epidemic in Various Forms Prepared by Dr. Cheng Pengli, Department of Sociology, Chongqing University of Science and Technology April 17,2020   Since the outbreak of COVID-19, teachers and students of the social work major of Chongqing University…

Tasks and competences of frontline social workers in fighting the Covid-19 Pandemic: Stories from Chengdu, China

Tasks and competences of frontline social workers in fighting the Covid-19 Pandemic: Stories from Chengdu, China   Prepared by: Dr. Ke Cui School of Public Administration Sichuan University, China Email: ke.cui@scu.edu.cn   Social workers from Datong Social Work Service Center (Datong) and Lichuan Social Work Service Center (Lichuan), two local social organizations in Chengdu City,…

Serving Those Affected by COVID 19 in North India

Serving Those Affected by COVID 19 in North India Prepared by: Anand Pandey Founder Chairman of FARF (Fundamental Action & Research Foundation http://www.farf.in/)   On March 11, 2020 the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared the outbreak of COVID-19 a pandemic, after the disease caused by the new coronavirus spread to more than 100 countries and led to…