The National Association of Social Workers of Uganda (NASWU) is a professional body for Social Workers in Uganda. The Ministry of Gender, Labor and Social Development is the line ministry responsible for social welfare and social development; and holds the statutory role of supporting NASWU in fulfilling its mandate. NASWU aims to bring together all social workers in Uganda to contribute to a better professional practice, favorable conditions of work for social workers and equitable national development and transformation.
The National Executive Committee (NEC) and the Branch Executive Committees (BECs) are the functional organs that are charged by the constitution to run the National Association of Social Workers of Uganda. The two organs work in unison and develop annual programmes of action towards realization of individual, group and professional goals and national expectations. NASWU is a membership organization and as such its strength and continuity is hinged on committed members who contribute professional ideas and resources for running the Association.