Africa has a long experience with reducing poverty and vulnerability. In the contemporary period, social development and social work are at the forefront of dealing with abject poverty and some of the world’s most difficult problems. This book brings research in Africa to the forefront so that those in other regions of the world can learn from it. It was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Community Practice.
Table of Contents
Foreword James Midgley
1. Introduction: Can Africa Learn From Africa? Can the World Learn From Africa? Tasse Abye and Alice K. Butterfield
PART I: THEORY
2. Indigenous Welfare and Community-Based Social Development: Lessons from African Innovations Leila Patel, Edwell Kaseke and James Midgley
3. Community-Based Juvenile Offender Programs in South Africa: Lessons Learned Willem Roestenburg and Emmerentie Oliphant
4. Women, Social Networks, and HIV Wassie Kebede
PART II: POLICY
5. Replacement Feeding Experiences of HIV-Positive Mothers in Ethiopia Bogale Abera Woldegiyorgis and James L. Scherrer
6. Formerly Abducted Child Mothers in Northern Uganda: A Critique of Modern Structures for Child Protection and Reintegration Eric Awich Ochen, Adele D. Jones and James W. McAuley
7. Trafficked to the Gulf States: The Experiences of Ethiopian Returnee Women Abebaw Minaye
PART III: PRACTICE
8. "We Can’t Eat a Road:" Asset-Based Community Development and The Gedam Sefer Community Partnership in Ethiopia Mulu Yeneabat and Alice K. Butterfield
9. The Grassroots Londolozi Model of African Development: Social Empathy in Action Kate Groch, Karen E. Gerdes, Elizabeth A. Segal and Maureen Groch
10. An Integrated Developmental Model for Poverty Reduction in South Africa: An NGO’s Perspective Antoinette Lombard, Marieta Kemp, Nelie Viljoen-Toet and Martie Booyzen
11. Promoting Social Development: Building a Professional Social Work Association in Namibia Janetta Ananias and Elizabeth Lightfoot
12. Conclusion: Learning from Africa: Publication and Research Alice K. Butterfield and Tasse Abye
Alice K. Butterfield is Professor at the Jane Addams College of Social Work, at the University of Illinois at Chicago, USA. She has been involved in social work education and research in Ethiopia since 2001. Dr. Butterfield is the author of more than 35 journal articles on homelessness, international social work, and community development.
Tasse Abye is Counsellor to the President of the University of Nouakchott, Mauritania. His previous posts include President of the International Association of Schools of Social Work, Academic Vice President for International Affairs at Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia, and Directeur Général de l'Institut du Développement Social in Canteleu-Rouen, France.