Launch of East Africa Centre for Research and Innovation in Social Work

The Department of Social Work and Social Administration, Makerere University with support from the Austrian Partnership Programme in Higher Education and Research for Development (APPEAR)  and the Austrian Development Cooperation will launch a Centre for Research and Innovation in Social Work on 24th February, 2017. The launch will take place in the Senior Common Room, Main Building from 2:00pm-4:30pm. To register for the event, please contact Dr Janestic Twikirize and Mr Kitimbo Stanley, Department of Social Work and Social Administration. Emails:,, Tel: +256751023051, +256706339564. Registration Deadline: 17th/02/2017

About the Centre

The East Africa Centre for Research and Innovation in Social Work (CRISOWO) is a joint initiative between 6 schools of social work in East Africa and Austria. Established under the auspices of the PROSOWOII project (Promotion of Professional Social Work in East Africa), CRISOWO is a centre of excellence in social work research and innovation in East Africa. The Centre provides a forum for mutual learning, innovation and knowledge sharing at local, regional and international levels; creating dynamic partnerships between educators, social work and social development practitioners, policy makers, organizations and communities to support and advance learning, applied research, innovation and solutions that transform the lives of communities through sustainable social change.

Objectives of the Centre

1.  To facilitate the advancement of social work and social development research within and across countries in East Africa and beyond

2. To build the capacity of social work and social development professionals to more effectively engage in social  policy advocacy and development at local and regional levels

3. To promote social work education and practice in the partner countries

4. Advance and share knowledge through creation of platforms for scientific publications

5. Develop, test, and disseminate innovative practice models that generate long-lasting impacts in the lives of vulnerable populations

6. Establish and strengthen national, regional and international networks and partnerships within the social work community

Friday, February 24, 2017 - 02:00
Event Venue: 
Senior Common Room, Makerere University Main Building
Contact Information: 
Dr Janestic Twikirize & Mr Kitimbo Stanley - Emails:,, Tel: +256751023051, +256706339564
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