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SWIDB Leads Sharing on Social Protection with 800 Social Welfare and Development Stakeholders

The Social Welfare Institutional Development Bureau (SWIDB) conducted its annual Knowledge Fair for Local Social Welfare and Development Officers (LSWDOs) from the 26th to the 27th of October 2022 via Zoom and Youtube Livestream. Eight hundred (800) social workers were given the opportunity to actively engage in the Knowledge Fair which serves as a venue for the sharing of practices, strategies and initiatives amongst the various offices in DSWD and SWD partners in order to promote the replication of exemplary practices.

4th Philippine Social Worker’s Day: Strengthening the Social Work Professions

The Department of Social Welfare and Development in partnership with the ASEAN Social Work Consortium-Philippines (ASWC-Ph) led the celebration of the Filipino Social Worker’s Day on 19 June 2022 with the theme “Resilient Filipino Social Workers: Moving Toward the  New Socio-Economic, Political, Cultural and Environmental Challenges”. About 516 participants joined the celebration to recognize the indispensable role of social workers and their invaluable contribution to nation-building, especially in the implementation of the social protection initiatives of the government.

2022 DSWD Knowledge Fair for Internal Staff: Introducing Intellectual Property Concepts for Knowledge Security

To establish a leveled-off understanding of the relevance and applicability of the republic Act 8293 or Intellectual Property Code of the Philippines and the IP system in the government setting,  the Social Welfare Institutional Development Bureau (SWIDB), through its Knowledge Management Division, conducted the 2022 Knowledge Fair: Learning Sessions on Intellectual Property on 11-13 May 2022 participated by 141 staff from the Central Office and Field Offices. 

SWIDB kicks off consultation workshops on competency assessment

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) through its training arm– the Social Welfare Institutional Development Bureau– has recently held a 9-day consultative workshop series on competency assessment, which ran for two weeks from 14 March to 24 March 2022 via the video conferencing platform, Zoom. 

Ceremonial Signing of the Memorandum of Understanding between DSWD, PASWI and ALSWDOPI

The Department of Social Welfare and Development signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Philippine Association of Social Workers, Inc. (PASWI) and Association of Local Social Welfare and Development Officers of the Philippines, Inc. (ALSWADOPI) on 22 April 2022. The partnership aims to both parties to work together more closely towards one common goal which is to improve the delivery of social welfare and enhance the social work profession.

Consultation-Dialogue cum updating on New Laws and Issuances with Honorable Judges and Prosecutors of Regional Trial Courts XI

Onse annually gathers judiciaries and legal personalities from the respective Regional Trial Courts for a dialogue and updating of laws and issuance along social welfare programs and services. Honorable Judges and Prosecutors, social welfare officers from the Office of the Clerk of Courts (OCC), Local Social Welfare and Development Offices (LSWDO), and Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) never failed to commit and actively participate in this greatly anticipated activity.

The DSWD KM Portal is a dynamic facility founded to promote the development and sharing of knowledge within the DSWD and its partners. The Portal has vast collection of DSWD Knowledge Products (KPs) and other learning resources on social welfare and social protection.