The Institute of Social Policy and Research (ISPR) participated in an Eastern Africa Workcamps Association Network (EAWANET) sideline meeting held at Grand Bassam, Ivory Coast, on May 25, 2023.  This is the first face-to-face meeting ISPR attended. The meeting objective was to discuss EAWANET Strategic Plan for 3 years,  EAWANET leadership and governance issues, and introduced members to UHAI Space (an App). The meeting was attended by member organizations Youth Partnership Countrywide (YPC) from Tanzania, Kenia Voluntary Service Organization (KVSO) from Kenya, Intercultural Development Agency (IDA), Uganda, and Advocacy for Quality Health Uganda (AQHU).

EAWANET is currently having a regional membership of 18 organizations from South Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania. The network is a work camp and youth exchange organization that was formed because of the desire of the organizations to collaborate and network to enhance regional cooperation, intercultural exchange, and solidarity. It is committed to facilitating people-driven information, skills, ideas, experiences, and human resource exchange among member organizations. The network focuses on promoting South-South exchanges and North-South exchanges to balance the prevailing current North-South exchanges. It supplements the efforts of other regional undertakings in promoting a people-centered and people-driven development process. ISPR committed to working with  EAWANET to realize the network objectives and that of ISPR which is to enhance cooperation and solidarity amongst the people of Eastern Africa and promote voluntarism and peacebuilding in the Eastern Africa region.