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Title:Research partnerships build the service field in Africa: special issue on civic service in the Southern African Development Community
Editors:Patel, LeilaISNI
Mupedziswa, RodreckISNI
Periodical:Journal of Social Development in Africa (ISSN 1012-1080)
Geographic terms:Botswana
South Africa
Subjects:civic service
social services
social development
Abstract:The Global Service Institute at the Center for Social Development at Washington University, St Louis, initiated a programme to study civic service across national contexts in order to identify common patterns and differences between countries. This special issue of 'The Social Work Practitioner-Researcher' and the 'Journal of Social Development in Africa' reports on the 'Five-Country Cross-National Study on Civic Service and Volunteering in Southern Africa'. The introductory article by Leila Patel provides an overview of the study. She argues that service and volunteering are both formally and informally organized, and are an emerging phenomenon in the SADC region, where the social development approach is becoming a distinguishing feature of service. Particular services themes and the ways in which different actors in the region are cooperating to address the human development challenges are discussed in five subsequent articles focussing on Botswana (Morena J. Rankopo, Kwaku Osei-Hwedie and Tirelo Modie Moroka), Malawi (Catherine M. Moleni and Brenda M. Gallagher), South Africa (Helene Perold, Leila Patel, René Carapinha and Salah E. Mohamed), Zambia (Theresa Wilson) and Zimbabwe (Edwin Kaseke and Jotham Dhemba). [ASC Leiden abstract]