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Offering help and support on social welfare issues and a great opportunity for networking

The National Association of Social Workers in Somalia (NASWIS) is a professional body works with Ministry of Women and Human Rights Development and the only national body representing for the social work development and social well-being, working for the advancement of Social Work in Somalia.

The National Association of Social Workers in Somalia (NASWIS) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the Somalia. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies. The National Association of Social Workers in Somalia was established in October, 2o17, following a careful planning by the by Somali individuals. The attainment of this long-sought objective reflected the growing conviction on the part of social work practitioners that there was need for greater unity within the social work profession, and an organizational structure through which the resources of the profession could be utilized most effectively for the improvement and strengthening of social welfare programs.

Vision and Mission Statements

Promote Social Welfare and Social Development in Somalia.
NASWIS is committed to provide quality services to marginalized groups and promote social justice to all while safeguarding the interests of Social Workers.
Objectives of NASWIS as per Constitution:
1. To promote the welfare and development of individuals, groups, families, communities, organizations and the nation at large
2. To enhance the welfare and economic development of Social Workers
3. To ensure Social Workers in Somalia have requirements such as training and skills, and proper license .
4. To advance Social Work knowledge and practice through research, publication and knowledge sharing.
5. To contribute to development of a law governing the Social Work profession in Somalia through an act of parliament.
6. To ensure Social Workers observe a professional code of conduct.
7. To network with related professional bodies nationally and internationally to further the mission, aim and objectives of NASWIS.


We commemorate World Social Work Day every year.

Capacity Building

We provide professional trainings to social workers to improve their capacity to perfume effectively.

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Our campaigns

We are campaigning for improved professional working conditions and for an end poverty and homelessness.

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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)

We stand for a fairer, more equitable society – and challenges social injustice in all forms.

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Policy and research

We lobby the government for a better understanding of social work committed to building a better society.

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Groups and networks

NASWIS has a range of member networks for specialist interests, projects and reference groups.

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International Work

We are a member of the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW) Social Work Conferences Somalia.

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