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A social work symposium was held on the 9th March 2016 at the University of Nairobi’s ED 213, Confucius Hall within the auspices of PROSOWO II Project. The delegates included social work educators, social work practitioners, social work students and policy makers. Overall objective in this symposium was to launch PROSOWO II Project entitled ‘Professional Social Work in East Africa- Towards Sustainable Impact’ that is being implemented in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and Austria. The Project brings together a consortium of six institutions including the University of Nairobi, Kenya, Makerere University, Uganda, Institute of Social Work, Tanzania, University of Rwanda, Hope Africa University, Burundi and the coordinating institution, Carinthia University of Applied Sciences, Austria.
PROSOWO II, http://www.appear.at/prosowo is a continuation and an expansion of project activities which were successfully implemented under the PROSOWO project (2011-2014) in order to promote professional social work in East Africa. The overall objective of the international cooperation between the five East African and one Austrian partner institutions is directed towards the formation of mechanisms for social work education and practice to more effectively contribute towards social development and poverty reduction. The Social work fraternity also marked the 2016 World Social Work day during this event where the book ‘The Role of Social Work in Poverty Reduction and Realization of Millennium Development Goals in Kenya by Wairire, G. G., Zani, A.P., Machera, M. and Mutie, P.M. published by the University of Nairobi Press was also launched officially.
The Book is Launched!
Dr. G. Wairire addresses the participants
Mrs. Juliana Mutie addresses the Symposium