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Uganda to Host International Social Workers Conference

Uganda is set to host the International Federation of Social Workers [IFSW] Conference 2019 which is slated for 28th to 31st October at Munyonyo Commonwealth Resort.

So far, three conferences have been held with the last one of 2017 hosted by Zambia under the theme: ‘Social Work, Education, and Social Development in alignment to the Global Agenda on Social Work and Social Development launched in 2015’.

The conference will be held in partnership with the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development and is expected to attract hundreds of representative professional social workers from the African continent and globally.

The conference will be under the theme ‘Social Work in Strengthening Human Relations for Social, Economic and Political Transformation.’

Byamukama Michael, the President of the National Association of Social Workers of Uganda (NASWU) said that the conference will serve as a platform for knowledge exchange and skills development to improve social work practices in countries across the African continent.

“We are bringing together social workers from across the African continent and entire Globe aiming at enhancing 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 that strengthen the social work profession with the aim of improving quality service delivery,” said Byamukama.

There will be also a pre – youth conference on 28th bringing a number of youths from tertiary institutions and out of school to share knowledge, information, skills and experiences.

The conference aims to draw the participation (expecting 500 participants) of professional Social workers from different parts of the globe, Academicians, Policy makers, Social Work Service Providers, the Youth, community frontline workers, and the Private sector among others.

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