Occupational Therapy Africa Regional Group

12th OTARG International Congress Windhoek Namibia 2023, at University of Namibia

The 12th  OTARG Congress  will be held in Windhoek Namibia from the 21st - 24th August 2023.


University of Namibia, Medical Campus

UNAM Hage Gengob Campus, F337+8P9, Bach Street, Windhoek, Namibia.




  1. Training for transformation: responding to the contextual needs
  2. From individual to society: Occupation-based practice for transformational change
  3. Championing critical occupational therapy and promoting occupational justice
  4. Humanitarian crisis and disasters: occupation and transforming the margins:
    1. Working toward an African declaration: OT and COVID-19 pandemic
    2. Other humanitarian crisis
  5. Occupational therapy in Primary Health Care (PHC) (Promotion, Preventative, Curative, Rehabilitative, and Palliative)
    1. Writing skills for peer reviewed publications
    2. Curriculum review and upgrading of OT programs from Diploma to Degree.
    3. Practice on the margins – social transformational OT Practice
    4. OT Practice workshops – skills building and ethics of practice
    5. Practice on the margins – social transformational OT
    6. Racism and OT. Lessons from activist movements. E.g.#BlackLivesMatter
    7. Other (Proposed by applicants)

Plenary Speakers


  • Occupational Therapy African Regional Group (OTARG)
  • Namibia Association of Occupational Therapists (NAOT)

Conference Information

Abstract Submission Closed

        Key Dates:


Early Bird Registration Opens May 15st 2023
Early Bird Registration Closes July 15th 2023
Late Registration Opens July 16st 2023
Late Registration Closes August 15th 2023
Presenter Registration July 7th 2023



Congress Proceedings August 21st - 24th2023