Prof. Gidraph G. Wairire

Department of Sociology and Social Work, University of Nairobi

Prof. Gidraph G. Wairire (PhD) is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Social Work, University of Nairobi, Kenya. He is the immediate past president of the Association for Schools of Social Work in Africa (ASSWA) and immediate Vice President, International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW). He regularly consults for different development agencies in Kenya on matters related to Social Work, Comparative Sociology and Community Development.

He serves as a reviewer for different social work journals and has over twenty eight years’ teaching and research experience at University level during which he has taught different social work and sociology courses as a full time lecturer and on part time basis in different universities in Kenya. Some of his scholarly work has been published as book chapters and journal articles while other papers have been presented in different international conferences and symposia.

His main interests include social work theory and practice, community organization, international social work, developmental social work, social work with minorities, social action for social change and Inter disciplinary research. He has undertaken several research projects with a focus on the themes above and many others.

2:55 - 03:15 PM

Thursday 24th June

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

Department of Sociology and Social Work University of Nairobi, Kenya