CRISOWO is a joint initiative between 6 schools of social work in East Africa and Austria. Established under the auspices of  PROSOWO II project (Professional Social Work in East Africa), the Centre for Research and Innovation in Social Work (CRISOWO) is a centre of excellence in social work research and innovation in East Africa. The Centre provides a forum for...

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Message from Overall Coordinator

Social work: An innovative profession for social change and sustainable development

Social work is a profession and a scientific discipline that promotes social change and plays a dynamic role in development efforts and in the fight against poverty and social exclusion. By combining theory, research and practice, the profession is in a position to conceptualize tailor-made instruments to respond to the needs of vulnerable groups and for the well-being of the people.

With the establishment of CRISOWO – the East Africa ‘Centre for Research and Innovation in Social Work’ – a major milestone has been achieved to provide a platform and an Internet-based resource for social work and social development stakeholders which is the first of its kind in the region.

Project Sponsor

APPEAR is a programme of the Austrian Development Cooperation (ADC) with the aim to implement its strategy for support of higher education and research for development on an academic institutional level in the ADC’s southern priority countries and key regions and in three priority countries of the South Caucasus and Black Sea Region. The overall objective is to strengthen the institutional capacities in higher education, research and management in the addressed countries through Academic Partnerships with Austrian higher education institutions and master’s and PhD scholarships as a contribution to effective and sustainable reduction of poverty.


Makerere University
Department of Social Work & Social Administration
P.O Box 7062 Kampala
Email: info@crisowo.org
Website: www.crisowo.org