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

Welcome Message from IFSW President

Dear colleagues from the African region and beyond, I would like to warmly welcome you to the 2019 IFSW African Regional Conference in Kampala. Many of the world’s best examples of social work come from the African region and this conference will create wonderful opportunities to share and learn from one another and to take-home inspiring experiences. This conference will also play a major role in strengthening the social work profession’s visibility and capacity as social work leaders and representatives will be in attendance from the North, South, East, West and Centre of the African region. I look forward to seeing you at what will be an exciting and historic event.

Silvana Martinez
IFSW Global President

Message from IFSW Africa Regional President

Noel Muridzo
Message from the Regional President

It is with great pleasure that IFSW Africa Region welcomes you to this biannual Regional Conference being hosted by Uganda, themed Our regional conferences bring together social work practitioners, academics and key stakeholders from the diverse fields of social work.

I am convinced that the interaction will bring value for all social work service users and transform the lives of peoples of Africa and the world at large. Allow me to extend my appreciation to The National Association of Social Workers in Uganda and the Local Organising Committee for the work done. From experience, I know that organizing an event of this nature is great work.

I also extend my appreciation to IFSW Global, Stakeholders and all participants for making this conference a success.

Join us in Kampala, to what promises to be one of the best conferences hosted by Africa. Uganda waits to host you. See in Kampala.

Noel Muridzo,
PhD IFSW Africa Regional President


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.