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Being part of ASSWA as a member comes with a number of advantages including:-

1. Participation in decision making and governance of the association particularly through elections and General Assembly

2. Opportunities for networking that can advance collaborative research projects and sharing of relevant and important information

3. Conferences and workshops offered by ASSWA and in collaboration with other national and international social work associations.

4. Regular updates in the field of social work on local, regional and international levels.

5. Payment of our members’ annual IASSW (International association of schools of social work) membership fees, hence allowing academics from schools of social work in Africa to be able to serve on the IASSW board.


Full Members

For Educational institutions in Africa which provide formal professional educational and training in social work and social development.

Affiliate Members

For Agencies which exist to promote social work and social development education, or research directly related to social work and social development

Individual Members


a) Full-time and part time social work and social development educators in the region;

b) Social work and social development practitioners who are interested in social work education;

c) Social work and social development educators located in other regions but interested in the affairs of this region.

Honorary Members

The Executive Management Committee may confer honorary membership on an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to social work and social development in this region.