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East African
Regional Resource
Center, Launch

New Frontiers for Social Work Education in Africa: Challenges and Prospects

WHY ATTEND THIS EVENT Aims and Objectives

The East Africa Social Work Regional Resource Centre represents a new and exciting network of Schools of social work and educators across African countries such as Uganda, Kenya Tanzania, Burundi and others. The initial focus is on the East Africa region.

Promote the standardization of social work education among social work institutions in East Africa.


Review and suggest ways for further indigenizing social work education in East Africa


The Resource Center aims to create and maintain an engaged community of social work educators and programmes in East Africa


Promote research dissemination for social work educators and practitioners.



Dr. Hadijah Mwenyango

(Coordinator RRC) Makerere University

Dr. Twikirize Janestic

(Technical Advisor RRC) Makerere University

Dr. Lumonya Daniel

(Head of Dept) UTAMU University


The East Africa Social Work Regional Resource Centre

Welcome to the East Africa Social Work Regional Resource Centre. We seek to create new opportunities to collaborate in social work education, research and practice on various regional and global challenges and promote the regional professional profile of social workers and researchers.

Reflecting on regional priorities, the East Africa Social Work Regional Resource Centre will spear head and coordinate capacity building initiatives to strengthen professional social work education and research in the region. Makerere University will work collaboratively with the Association of schools of social work in Africa on this journey. 

We are also committed to facilitating enhanced connectivity between the International Association of Schools of Social Work and social workers in the Africa Region.

MEET THE Key Speakers

Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe

Vice Chancellor, Makerere University

Prof. Gidraph G. Wairire

Department of Sociology and Social Work, University of Nairobi

Dr. Kgomotso Jongman

President, Association of Schools of Social Work in Africa (ASSWA), University of Botswana

Dr. Darla Spence Coffey

Chair, IASSW Capacity Building Committee

Assoc. Prof Eddy Walakira

Head of Department, Social Work and Social Administration, Makerere University

WHO HELPS US Our sponsors