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Sociology and Social Work Conferences


Date & Time: From 2014-03-16
To 2014-03-18
Description of Conference

 For the past two and a half years, a consortium of five higher education institutions namely, Makerere University (Uganda), University of Nairobi (Kenya), National University of Rwanda, Institute of Social Work (Tanzania) and Carinthia University of Applied Sciences (Austria) has been undertaking a project  on the "Promotion of  Professional Social Work  for Social Development and Poverty Reduction in East Africa"  (PROSOWO) under the auspices of the Austrian Partnership Programme in Higher Education for Research and Development (APPEAR). For more details about the project please visit

To crown these efforts, the consortium will host an international conference themed ‘Professional Social Work in East Africa: Towards Social Development and Poverty Reduction’ that will bring together social work educators, practitioners, students, policy makers and other stakeholders to further discuss the future of social work in Africa and learn from each other the practices in social work education and practice from international, regional and local perspectives.

The conference will take place from 16th to 18th March 2014 in Kampala, Uganda and will coincide with the World Social Work Day, 2014 where the delegates present will mark this special day together. The PROSOWO consortium is pleased to invite you to submit abstracts for this conference. For more information on the conference and registration requirements please follow this link:

ISW 2014 Conference Organizing Committee

Dr. Janestic Twikirize - Makerere University, Uganda - Chairperson, Local Organising Committee

Professor Helmut Spitzer - Carinthia University of Applied Sciences, Overall Coordinator, PROSOWO

Dr. Gidraph G. Wairire - University of Nairobi, Kenya; East Africa Regional Coordinator, PROSOWO

Dr. Zena Mnasi Mabeyo - Institute of Social Work, Tanzania,

Mr. Charles Rutikanga - National University of Rwanda

Ms. Sabrina Riedl - Carinthia University of Applied Sciences - Project Administrator


We look forward to welcoming you at the conference.


Kalamazoo College Resident Director' Conference

Date & Time: From 2013-06-23
To 2013-06-29
Description of Conference

Ms. Lillian Owiti and Mr Allan Korongo will attend the Resident Directors Conference organized by the Center for International Programs at Kalamazoo College in Michigan USA.  The professional development conference will be held from Saturday 23rd June 2013 to Friday 28th June 2013 and will bring together Resident Directors and Coordinators of Kalamazoo's study abroad programs.

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