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Welcome to the 16th Biennial Conference of the International Association of Special Education (IASE)

Conference site:

Sebastian Kolowa Memorial University (SEKOMU)

Dates: 13th – 17th July, 2019

The International Association of Special Education in collaboration with Sebastian Kolowa Memorial University (SEKOMU) in Tanzania will conduct the 16thBiennial Conference from 13th to 17th July, 2019.

SEKOMU was founded by the North Eastern Diocese (NED) of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania. For over 128 years, the NED has been serving people degraded by and discriminated from their communities, particularly people with leprosy, mental health illnesses and disabilities. The ground-breaking approach of the NED has underpinned the philosophy of SEKOMU during its 11 years of existence. From its onset, the university’s main objective was to produce graduates who would work for and with people trapped in the lowest stratum of the social pyramid. Programmes aimed at giving downtrodden people their rightful place in society have therefore become SEKOMU’s foremost priority.

SEKOMU was built in the village of Magamba which is in the middle of Western Usambara. Magamba is situated 8 km north of Lushoto town in the District of Lushoto, Tanga region. The Usambara ranges are part of the Eastern Arc Mountains. SEKOMU is thus located in the midst of a biodiversity hotspot in the north eastern part of Tanzania. Travelling from anywhere in Tanzania to SEKOMU is very easy as buses drive directly to Magamba.

“EMPOWERING PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES: DEVELOPING RESILIENCE AND INCLUSIVE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT”

Full information about the Conference is found on the IASE WEBSITE: www.iase.org

Sebastian Kolowa Memorial University (SEKOMU) is going to host the 16th Biennial Conference of IASE. This Conference will be held in Magamba from 13th to 17th July 2019. The conference theme is
“Empowering Persons with Disabilities: Developing Resilience and Inclusive Sustainable Development”. Between 300 and 400 academicians and educators in the fields of special and inclusive education from around the world have expressed interest to attend the conference. It will be the first time for SEKOMU to host a conference of this kind.

All payments should be made to :

NAME OF THE ACCOUNT: IASE CONFERENCE 2019
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 41610018966
NAME OF THE BANK: NATIONAL MICROFINANCE BANK LUSHOTO BRANCH/SWIFT CODE: NMIBTZTZ
For information regarding fees feel free to contact: Rev. Dr. Anneth Munga, Director of Postgraduate Studies, International Relations and Linkages – SEKOMU, P.O. Box 370 Lushoto. 

Email 1: international@irl-sekomu.org  Mobile/WhatsApp: +255789738164

Email 2: albertshekaidahya@gmail.com Mobile/WhatsApp: +255787021832

The International Association of Special Education (IASE) was founded in 1985. IASE members reside in 50 countries and include teachers, teacher trainers, professors, speech clinicians, psychologists, health care providers, social workers, counselors, family members and those associated with related disciplines.  

Registration information: https://www.iase.org/registration-16th-biennial

Also, kindly open the attached checklist as prepared by the IASE Board Secretary and 2019 Conference Liaison Officer.