Youth in social work - ESCWA
27 February-2 March 2022

Youth in social work

  • Doha, Qatar
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Within the framework of the Capacity Building of Qatari Youth in Social Development Work project, ESCWA has partnered with Nama, the Center for Social Development in Qatar, to empower Qatari youth and increase their participation in society. The aim is to train a generation of young professionals to develop and improve social development work.

A training workshop is being organized to build the capacities of Qatari youth working in social work institutions, assisting them in gaining the skills necessary to implement the highest standards of social development work.

The workshop builds on the "Manual for Developing the Capacities of Institutions and Youth to Enhance the Role and Participation of Youth in Social Work" developed by ESCWA within the framework of the project.

Outcome document

The workshop culminated in a few general recommendations for enhancing youth participation in social work:

  • Widen the scope of training workshops to include more key actors and decision makers within organizations active in social work in Qatar.
  • Delivering a shorter and simplified version of this training to target youth in schools and university to introduce them to concepts of social work.
  • Spread the capacity building programme over a longer duration that allows for practical experience and implementation of concepts and notions within organizations. This allows for better incorporation and mainstreaming of new concepts and ideas into organizations and enables more room for youth to play a more leading role in the field of social work.

- What are the basic principles of social work?

- To what extent can these principles be adapted to different societies?

- How are the principles of social work adopted and implemented in social institutions in the State of Qatar?

- What are the main pillars of social work in Qatar?

- What are the challenges that prevent the actual conversion of social work principles on the ground?

- To what extent are social work and its principles related to human rights?

- What principles are directly related to human rights?

- What the social worker’s role in ensuring the implementation of human rights?

- How can the principles and ethics of social work be included and generalized in the various work stations of social institutions?

- In what is it possible to understand the reality of the institution and the extent of its commitment to the principles of social work?

- Who is the active citizen? How does citizenship become an act and not just a word?

- How does citizenship take shape in Qatar?

- What is the link between citizenship and social work? How does social work reflect citizenship?

- Why is youth participation in social work important?

- How can we understand the nature of youth participation in the work of social institutions?

- In what ways can youth participation be stimulated?

- What are the criteria that can be used to understand the readiness of institutions to involve young people in their work?

- How do we generalize the participation of young people in social work within the various institutions?

- What are the best practices that enhance the ability of institutions to involve young people in their work?

- How can new activities and programmes be incorporated into the work of institutions to secure more space for youth participation and an enabling framework for it?

- What are the levels of partnership with youth in the work of social institutions?

- What distinguishes the social worker in Qatar?

- What is the stereotype about the social worker in Qatar?

- What are the skills or behaviors of the social worker?

- What commitment do I have to make to enhance the image of the social worker in Qatar?

- What is empathy?

- What is the relationship between empathy and social work? How important is it?

- How can social workers promote empathy during their daily work?

- What is critical thinking? What is the relationship between critical thinking and social work?

- What is participatory research?

- What are the benefits of this approach for social workers?

- What is the methodology and the steps used in participatory research?

- What is the definition of creativity and innovation?

- How can innovative ideas be generated?

- What are the obstacles to the innovation process?

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