The International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW), the International Council on Social Welfare (ICSW) and the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW), are proud to announce the upcoming Global Social Work Conference; #SWSD2026. This pivotal gathering will bring together a diverse community dedicated to social development and change.

 SWSD2026Host: Kenya National Association of Social Workers

Theme: Harambee¹ for Sustainable Shared Futures

In the spirit of ‘Harambee’, which means ‘all pull together’ in Swahili, we invite you to join us in Nairobi for a conference focused on collaboration and sustainable development in social work.

Date: 26th – 29th June 2026

Venue: Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC), Nairobi, Kenya

Audience: This event is open to social work students, practitioners, trainers, social work agencies, government officialsgeneral public, Civil society groups, NGOs and community work groups among others from across the globe.

Prepare to engage in rich discussions, network with peers, and share insights on advancing social work practice and education. Featuring a diverse array of presentations including posters, workshops, songs, dance, poetry, and research papers, the conference promises to be a dynamic platform for knowledge sharing, collaboration, and inspiration.

Mark your calendars and join us as we unite under the banner of “Harambee” to forge sustainable shared futures through the lens of social work. Together, we can make a meaningful difference in the lives of individuals and communities worldwide.

We look forward to hosting you in Nairobi and working together for a sustainable future!

Stay tuned for more details on registration and program highlights!

Karibu Kenya!

(¹Harambee is a Swahili word deeply rooted in Kenyan culture, represents the spirit of community self-help, unity, and collaboration. It emphasizes working together for the common good, with shared responsibility and self-reliance. More than just a motto, it’s a symbol of Kenyan identity and a vision for a better future).