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date: 03 December 2022

International Social Work and Social Welfare: Asialocked

International Social Work and Social Welfare: Asialocked

  • Ngoh Tiong TanNgoh Tiong TanDr. Tan Ngoh Tiong is Professor and Dean of SIM University, Singapore. He has formerly taught at Augsburg College, Minnesota and the National University of Singapore. Prof. Tan is co-chair of Commonwealth Organization for Social Workers, past President of Singapore Association of Social Workers, former Vice President of International Federation of Social Workers. He is the recipient of the Distinguished Leadership Award for Internationals from University of Minnesota.


Asia contains more than 60% of the world’s population and is the fastest growing economic region. However, it faces challenges, including poverty, HIV and AIDS, and human rights concerns. In the midst of rapid changes in the social–political context, social workers and welfare organizations are making a significant contribution in addressing these challenges and improving social well-being in the region by broadening indigenous social networks to incorporate private, public, and community interventions.


  • International and Global Issues
  • Macro Practice
  • Populations and Practice Settings
  • Race, Ethnicity, and Culture
  • Social Work Profession

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