This presentation highlights social and community development in Asia as introduced by the book authored by Professor Manohar Pawar. Principles and strategies for effective community development are discussed.
Manohar Pawar, BA, MASW and PhD, is Professor of Social Work at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Charles Sturt University (New South Wales, Australia) and a member of the Institute for Land Water and Society. Professor Manohar is President Elect, International Consortium for Social Development. He has more than thirty years of experience in social work education, research and practice in Australia and India. Earlier he has taught at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences and La Trobe University. He is the lead chief investigator of research funded by the Australian Research Council's Discovery Project, which focuses on virtues and social work practice. In addition to coordinating PhD and DSW programs, he teaches several subjects relating to social work and social policy, international social development and field education in international contexts, and undertakes research that integrates his teaching and practice interests.