About

Background

The National Steering Committee wish you a warm welcome to Kampala, Uganda for the 3rd International Federation of Social Workers Africa Region Conference 2019. This regional gathering will take place at the Speke Resort and Conference Munyonyo. Speke Resort and Conference Munyonyo is situated in an idyllic setting in Munyonyo, 30 minutes away from Kampala City- the capital of Uganda and 45mins from Entebbe International Airport. The information provided below is to enable all conference delegates to better access both the IFSW Africa Region Conference and Kampala, but for further assistance please do not hesitate to contact the local event management team at coordinator@infswafricaconference.org or +256772035895

Under the theme Social Work In Strengthening Human Relations For Social Economic and Political Transformation (Holistic empowerment) The IFSW 2019 Africa Region Conference aims to enhance existing linkages, build new partnerships and collaborations and serve as a platform for knowledge exchange and skills development for the scale up of best social work practices in Africa.


Specifically the conference will;therefore part of the regional and national agendas to continuously expand and strengthen Social Work practice for improved social service delivery.

Conference slogan

A life lived for others is worthwhile

Conference Dates

The conference will happen on 28th to 31st October 2019. 

  • A Meeting of the National Social Work Presidents (To be conducted on 28th of October)
  • Youth Event that will bring both in and out of school. It will have Keynote on youth, challenges, opportunities, Sharing and learning, Plenary session on drugs, metal health issues, gambling, social work service points among others (To be conducted on 28th of October) 
  • Main conference starting on 29th to 31st October

Guest of Honor

To be confirmed
 

Key Note and Invited Speakers 

To be confirmed

Sponsoring the conference

All development partners, implementing partners and private sector who would wish to sponsor the conference should write to coordinator@ifswafricaconference.org 
 

General Information

Immigration & Visas

All nationals of all countries visiting Uganda have to apply for a visa through the Uganda E-Immigration System. The system also indicates which nationals are exempted from applying for a visa while entering Uganda. You can apply through the following link https://visas.immigration.go.ug/#/  For further information on visas or work permits, please consult the Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration Control https://www.immigration.go.ug  Applicants should have a valid passport or another acceptable travel document.

The document must have a validity of at least six months on the day of entry into Uganda. On arrival in Kampala All delegates to the IFSW Africa Region will be received by a team of ushers just outside the Arrival area at the Entebbe International Airport in a branded IFWS Africa Region Conference Tent.

This team will assist participants with all information about the event, transport and hotel details. Registration and accreditation all delegates are required to register and we highly advise all participant to register in advance on the IFWS Africa Region Conference website to receive their conference materials on arrival. 

The accreditation center at the Speke Resort and Conference Munyonyo will be open from 26th October to 28th October  2019 from 09:00–20:30. Transportation Transportation has been organized for all IFSW Africa Region delegates staying at designated IFSW Africa Region partner hotels.

This includes airport shuttles to the different partner hotels posted on the IFSW Africa Region website as well as daily shuttles between the partner hotels and the Speke Resort and Conference Munyonyo. Taxis are also available at the Entebbe International Airport and at many of our partner hotels.

Currency

Uganda’s unit of currency is the Uganda Shillings (UgShs). Most international currencies are freely exchangeable at all banks and Forex Bureaus. It is advisable to always use an official Forex Bureau or bank when exchanging currency. The official rates are available on the website of the national bank (https://www.bou.or.ug/bou/home.html) but the Forex Bureau will normally offer a better rate. There are multiple ATMs throughout Kampala that are accessible to visitors. Credit cards are accepted in most supermarkets, restaurants and hotels. Security Uganda remains one of the safest countries to live in on the African continent and IFSW Africa Region attendees’ security while in Kampala is of the utmost concern. However, in case of an emergency, the toll free number to call is 112.

Telecommunication Facilities

Upon arrival at the airport, interested delegates have the option to purchase SIM Cards for either the local telecom operators (MTN, Airtel, Africel or UTL). Internet most hotels will offer Internet connectivity to all residents but heavy users are advised to buy their own data connectivity from any of the telecom companies available at the airport. Tipping Tipping is not customary in most places in Uganda, with the exception of some higher-end restaurants in town.