Dr. Hadijah Mwenyango

Coordinator, IASSW, Regional Resource Center (RRC) Department of Social Work & Social Administration, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda.

Dr. Hadijah Mwenyango (M.Sc. Social Work & Human Rights (The University Gothenburg, Sweden),
PhD Social Work (The University of Edinburgh, UK); is the Coordinator for the East African Social
Work Regional Resource Centre at Makerere University. She is the current Course Director for the
Master of Social Work (MSW) Course on Human Rights, Ethics and Values in Social Work. She also
lectures on other undergraduate courses such as Social Work in Situations of Disaster and Forced
Migration and previously offered leadership in the coordination of the Undergraduate Programme of
Social Work and Social Administration (SWSA). She is a member of the Global Refugee Health
Research Network (GRHRN) based at the University of Edinburgh UK and an Associate Member at
the Centre for Health and Social Economic Improvement (CHASE-i’s) Uganda. Dr. Mwenyango also
chairs the Ugandan Board of Directors for the Children of Ssuubi (NGO)
https://childrenofssuubi.com/. Her teaching and research experience from Uganda and abroad
includes Social Work, Forced Migration and Refugees, Health and Human Rights, Social Services and
Social policy. She has engaged in various research projects and published widely about the situation
of refugees. She strongly believes in partnerships as a means to bridge the gap between research,
policy and practice.