Event Summary

Event Date

24 June 2021

Event Time

20:00pm – 4:00pm EAT

Event Venue

Online – Zoom

Event Details

The East Africa Social Work Regional Resource Centre represents a new and exciting network of Schools of social work and educators across African countries such as Uganda, Kenya Tanzania, Burundi and others. The initial focus is on the East Africa region.

Event Schedule

2:10 - 02:20 PM | Welcome Remarks and Introduction

Assoc. Prof Eddy Walakira

Head of Department, Social Work and Social Administration , Makerere University

2:20 - 02:25 PM | Remarks

Assoc. Prof. Andrew State

The Dean School of Social Sciences, Makerere University

2:25 - 02:35 PM | International Perspectives on IASSW RRC

Dr. Darla Spence Coffey

Chair, IASSW Capacity Building Committee

2:35 - 02:45 PM | Remarks

Dr. Kgomotso Jongman

President, Association of Schools of Social Work in Africa (ASSWA), University of Botswana

2:45 - 02:47 PM | Remarks

Assoc. Prof Josephine Ahikire

Principal, College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHUSS), Makerere University

2:47 - 02:50 PM | Remarks and Launch of the RRC

Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe

Vice Chancellor, Makerere University

2:50 - 02:55 PM | Remarks

Prof. Annamaria Campanini

President, International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW)

2:55 - 03:15 PM | Keynote Address : New Frontiers for Social Work Education in Africa: Challenges and Prospects

Prof. Gidraph G. Wairire

Department of Sociology and Social Work University of Nairobi, Kenya

3:15 - 03:20 PM | Remarks

Mr. Byabakama Michael

The President, National Association of Social Workers of Uganda (NASWU)

3:20 - 03:25 PM | Strengthening the social service workforce

Ms Irene Oluka

Representative of United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Uganda Country Office

3:25 - 03:55 PM | Open Dialogue: Questions and answer session with Speakers

Dr. Lumonya Daniel

Head of Dept at UTAMU (Uganda Technology and Management University.

3:55 - 04:00 PM | Closing Remarks and Vote of Thanks

Assoc. Prof. Julius Omona

Dept of Social Work and Social Administration, Makerere University

Event Team

Dr. Hadijah Mwenyango

Moderator (Coordinator RRC) Makerere University

Dr. Twikirize Janestic

Co-Moderator (Technical Advisor RRC) Makerere University

Dr. Lumonya Daniel

Co-Moderator (Head of Dept) UTAMU University

Event Sponsors