AFRICA DAY INDABA 2022 (online), 27 May 2022

The African Social Work Network and Association of Schools of Social Work in Africa are organising the Africa Day Indaba 2022 – Social Work and Development.

Date: Friday 27th May from 10am East African Time/9am Central African Time/8am West African Time

The Indaba will be held on Zoom.

It is free but registration is required. Please register here.

The event will use AU’s theme for 2022 which is Strengthening Resilience in Nutrition and Food Security on the African Continent: Strengthening Agro-Food Systems, Health and Social Protection Systems for the Acceleration of Human, Social and Economic Capital Development.

Speakers and Topics

Keynote Speakerbiography

Professor Rodreck Mupedziswa, The Quest for Relevance: Rethinking Strategies for the Practical Fieldwork Component of Social Work Education and Training in Africa.

Social Work Award 2021 Speaker

Mr. Neeleshwar Viveksingh Urjoon, Mauritius, African Social Work Award 2021 Speech.

Speakers from ASWNet and AASWA.

UBUNTU LECTURE 2022, Online, November 2022

The African Social Work Network is organizing the inaugural Ubuntu Annual Lecture in November 2022. Further details will be shared as they become available.

Keynote Speaker

Professor Bagele Chilisa, University of Botswana

Post-colonial scholar, researcher, author and educator

Professor Bagele Chilisa is a renowned post-colonial scholar, researcher, author, educator, and an important African thought leader. Some of the courses that she has been facilitating for over 30 years include Research design, policy design, and Measurement and Evaluation courses, among others. As a full Professor at the University of Botswana she has supervised more than 50 masters and PhD dissertations with diverse academic discourse and has served as external examiner for PhD thesis in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region. Her interest in community-based research has driven her to write extensively on indigenous knowledge as well as publish a book titled “Indigenous Research methodologies”. A book that has sparked international discourse on importance of indigenous methodologies, especially in Africa. She has shared her intellectual knowledge about indigenous research methodologies on several platforms and at several conferences in Universities in South Africa, USA, Norway, UK, and Italy. With over 80 publications, Prof. Chilisa has been recognized as the Researcher of the Year and awarded UB Research Team Leadership at University Research Awards Ceremony in 2019. She has also been awarded the Prestigious USA National Institute of Health Research Award on capacity building on HIV/AIDS.

Selected publication: Chilisa, B. (2020). Indigenous Research Methodologies, (2nd ed.) Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage



An online webinar on Research Grant Writing organised by the African Social Work Network, East Africa Social Work Regional Centre and Association of Schools of Social Work in Africa was held on 22 March 2022. The presenter for the event was Distinguished Professor Andre Renzawo who has 336 academic publications and over 14 million dollars in research funding. The event took place via Zoom on Tuesday, 22 March from 10am East African Time.

The event flier is below.