The Association of Caribbean Social Work Educators is a regional professional association which provides a forum in which issues related to social work education and social development in the Caribbean can be addressed, and where moral and practical support can be given to Caribbean social work educators and practitioners. The ACSWE also works to improve the standard of social work education in the Caribbean.
Since 1993 the Association of Caribbean Social Work Educators (ACSWE) has collaborated with Caribbean universities and other organisations to successfully host this premier activity for social work educators and practitioners in the region. For its 12th conference the ACSWE is partnering with the newest constituent of the 60-year-old University of the West Indies (UWI). The UWI Open Campus was formally launched in June 2008. It offers multi-mode teaching and learning services through 42 virtual and physical site locations across the Caribbean region and serves 16 countries in the English-speaking Caribbean.