The 2019 Africa region Conference

In October 2018, Government of Uganda through Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD) in partnership with the National Association of Social Workers of Uganda (NASWU) won the bid to host the international Federation of Social Workers 2019 Africa region Conference on October 28-31, 2019 The conference is part of the National agenda to continuously expand and strengthen Social Work practice for improved social service delivery. Its therefore aligned to the national policy frameworks notably the social development sector plan 2015-2020 and the national social protection policy among others.

This conference aims to enhance existing linkages and build new partnerships and collaborations for the scale up of best social work practices that will hone the human relations and drive Uganda into achievements of sustainable development goals and national social development priorities


Kampala is Uganda's national and commercial capital bordering Lake Victoria, Africa's largest lake. Hills covered with red-tile villas and trees surround an urban centre of contemporary skyscrapers

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Who's Attending

It is envisioned that the conference will be attended byInternational, Regional and National Academicians, Practitioners, Policy makers, Social Work Service Providers, In school youth, out of school youth, community frontline workers among others g others


Conference Venue

Speke Resort Munyonyo is situated in an idyllic setting in Munyonyo, 30 minutes away from Kampala City- the capital of Uganda and 45 minutes from Entebbe International Airport.



About The National Association of Social Workers of Uganda (NASWU)

The National Association of Social Workers of Uganda (NASWU) is a registered national NGO (12940), an independent professional body working for the advancement of Social Work in Uganda. It was founded in 1972 with a lot of enthusiasm from its members.  The aim was to establish an organization that would promote advancement of a Social Work profession. NASWU falls under and is promoted by the Ministry of Gender Labor and Social Development. It is also a member of International Federation of Social Workers, Global Social Service Workforce Alliance and works closely with the International Schools of Social Work.

Visit http://naswu.net/ to learn more.