The supreme governing body of the Association is the Annual General meeting (AGM). The AGM is a meeting of all the members of the Association of all branches and may be called anytime during the year by the National Executive Committee (NEC), stating the purpose, issues to be resolved, venue, and it discusses issues pertaining to the association. The AGM is highest decision-making body and is consisted of all members of the Association.
The National Association of Social Workers of Uganda (NASWU) is an independent professional body working for the advancement of Social Work in Uganda.
Promote Social Welfare Development
Advance Social Work Knowledge and Practice
Advance Social Work Training Skills
Enforce Social Work Code of Conduct
Advocacy for Social Work Legislation
Network with Stake Holders
Structure and Governance
Annual General Meeting/Assembly
National Executive Committee
The Association is governed by the National Executive committee (NEC) chaired by the President. NASWU fully paid up members vote for the president, treasurer and general secretary and other members of the National Executive during the AGM. Members of the NEC are elected during the Annual General Meeting for a three-year term and can seek re-election for only one additional term. The NEC is made up of high profile persons who support the implementation of its strategy.
The Secretariat is headed by a National Coordinator who is supported by regional branches, programme officers, Accountants, administrative staff support staff and Volunteers. The Secretariat is also supported by a Technical Wing comprised of highly qualified and experienced professionals for various activities including advocacy, lobbying, collaboration and networking, resource mobilization, training, policy formulation and on a wide range of consultancies.
The primary purpose of the Secretariat is to oversee the development and implementation of the NASWU’s Strategic plan.
The Role of NEC
The NEC is considered the policy arm of NASWU and oversees the activities of the Association. Its primary roles are to provide strategic leadership and overall direction of the Association, to provide financial accountability to NASWU members and donors, authorize the establishment of new branches and projects, coordinate and supervise the activities of the secretariat and branches, and to recruit the senior staff person of the Secretariat
Byamukama Michael NtandaPresident
Josephine WateraVice President
Okiror AloysiusGeneral Secretary
Grace KatusiimeDeputy General Secretary
Kasule kibirigeCommittee Member
Edith NamakulaCommittee Member
Okiria GeraldCommittee Member
Kasujja JosephCommittee Member
Namatovu CatherineCommittee Member
Mr. Katabarwa MuhamadiCommittee Member
Byamukama Michael Ntanda
Country Director REPPSI-Uganda
Head Monitoring and Evaluation Division/Asst Director Monitoring and Evaluation Parliament of Uganda.
Head of Social Work at Child’s I Foundation.
Principal Social Development Officer-Rights, Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development
Works with Equal Opportunities Commission Uganda.
Head of Social Work Department, Uganda Christian University – Mukono
Human Resource Specialist
Social Worker at Child’s I Foundation.
Mr. Katabarwa Muhamadi
A peer educator and counselor at Reproductive Health Uganda
Committee member in Youth Action Movement.
NASWU is a membership organization with over 1500 individual members, 40 institutional members (NGO/CSO), 14 social work training institutions.
NASWU membership is categorized as follows
- Social Work Practitioners
- Social Work Student
- Para Social Workers
- Social Work Training Institutions / Universities
- Social Development Agencies
- Associate Members (Persons who are not professional social workers but are either practicing within the social welfare sector or are of good will to the Social Work Profession)
- Certification from a professional body, a requirement for further engagement like further studies, employment with district local service commission and abroad
- Enhanced profile for organizations/agencies that are seeking further partnerships with donors and technical institutions and government
- Enhanced learning of new knowledge and skills on emerging issues and best practices through NASWU’s capacity building program
- Allows members to strengthen relationships, networks for greater career opportunities e.g. opportunity to meet mentors, student field work practice openings, volunteer work, research/practical learning
- Opportunity for international conferences for exposure and learning
- The association issues membership cards to members as a sign of recognition
How to Become a Member
Download the membership form here or fill the online registration form. Attach copies of the necessary academic documents
Bank the membership fee for the type of membership on the account number on the form
Scan the filled copy of the membership form and all the required documents and send to firstname.lastname@example.org
We will process your membership card as soon as possible.