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The Consortium of Institutes on Family in the Asian Region (CIFA), the Singapore Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) and the National University of Singapore Social Work Department are co-hosting the CIFA Regional Symposium & MSF Asian Family Conference 2022 on 8 to 10 November 2022.

The conference aims to further the policy-research-practice nexus on Asian Families by providing a platform for policymakers, researchers and practitioners from Asia to come together to dialogue and exchange knowledge on strengthening Asian families.

Themed 'Empowering Asian Families: Embracing Challenges & Building a Better Future', the objectives of the conference are to:

  • Enhance our understanding of effective family service models that empower and support families;
  • Deepen knowledge on challenges faced by Asian families and its impact on family wellbeing and resilience as well as child outcomes;
  • Learn strategies for better policy-making, programme development and implementation to strengthen marriages and family relationships in Asia;
  • Build networks with academics, practitioners and implementers throughout Asia