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2026 Worldconference

Nairobi, Kenya To Host 2026 World Conference On Social Work And Social Development


The tripartite committee comprising of the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW), the International Council on Social Welfare (ICSW), and the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW), have announced Nairobi, Kenya, as the host city for the upcoming World Conference on Social Work and Social Development. This prestigious event is set to unfold in 2026, bringing together a global community of social workers, educators, and social development practitioners.

“We are writing with great pleasure to inform you that the Expression of Interest (EOI) submitted by the Kenya National Association of Social Workers for hosting the 2026 World Conference for Social Work and Social Development has been successfully accepted.” Read the letter to the Kenya National Association of Social Workers Secretary General Evans Nyakundi.

While confirming the news Chief Officer for Social Services and a member of the Organizing Committee Mr. George Mutiso said “Nairobi’s selection as the host city is a testament to its role as a hub of cultural richness and social development innovation. The conference aims to provide a platform for sharing diverse experiences, fostering global dialogue, and developing strategies to address contemporary social challenges.”

He said It will also be a platform for global social work professionals to exchange knowledge, collaborate, and build networks that transcend geographical boundaries.

“As we move on, we look forward to working closely with the International Council on Social Welfare and the International Federation on Social Welfare in the planning and execution of this prestigious event. We are confident that the expertise and local knowledge will be invaluable in making the 2026 World Conference a success. In the coming weeks, we will be reaching out to the teams to initiate the planning process and discuss the next steps.”


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