Social Work and Developmentisthe process or effort of increasing the positive outcomes within
a community by linking individuals and organizations to work towards common goals. The
people who are marginalized or living in poverty work together to identify their needs, create
change, exert more influence on decisions which affect their lives and work to improve
the quality of their lives, the communities in which they live, and the society of which they are
part. The overall focus is on poverty reduction and personal independence.
The University of Africa offers a variety of distance education programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level through its Electronic Resource Centre or eLibrary. Their programmes possess international recognition and are aimed at training world-class leaders to develop a generation of innovative thinkers.