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‘UYO 2004’

 February 26 - 28, 2004

 Ibom Hall, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria.  

Overview | Objectives | Eligibility | Exhibition | Papers | Awards | Registration | Accommodation   Travel

Theme:   Niger Delta Question and the Successor Generation

‘Uyo 2004’ is the 4th edition of Annual All Nigeria NGO Summit & Exposition. It is the nation’s leading voluntary meeting for representatives/members of NGOs, government, donors and support agencies in Nigeria. It addresses issues of fundamental import crucial to the growth and development of the humanitarian sector in Nigeria and sub-Saharan Africa.

 The annual summit is the rallying point for NGO activities, sustainable development programme as well as recognition award. Participants are provided a unique opportunity to acquire the mechanism and support needed to network, brainstorm, share and multiply their inputs towards solving humanity basic problems.    


  1. To engage stakeholders in the Niger Delta phenomenon on constructive dialogue towards creating an environment for lasting peace and understanding.

  2. To create a unique meeting point for participants to dialogue and share innovative ideas and practices as well as build strategic partnership that can help NGOs better fulfill their missions.   

  3. To recognize the spirit of volunteerism among NGOs, individuals and other stakeholders and acknowledge their role and effectiveness.   

  4.  To provide opportunities for NGO, Donor and government representatives to introduce their organization or discuss their activities, concern or problems where experts provide guidance on practical topics of importance to them.


The annual summit is open to members of the NGO community, donors and inter-governmental agencies and other stakeholders in the third sector. 


Exposition programme through Exhibition are being organized for the summit. Interested organizations are expected to participate by showcasing their products, services and technologies. Exposition is however not a trade fair and materials for exhibition should be NGO-related concerns. The fee for a space (table) allocation is N1,000.00($10), payable as applicable in registration. Only 20 Spaces are available and exhibitors will be considered on 'First Come First Served' basis. Please send letter of Intent or email to

Call for Papers
While speakers for the main sessions are being selected by the National Planning Committee, NPC, opportunities are available for NGOs, donors or government representatives to introduce their organizations and its relevance to the summit or present particular projects or issues of interest to them and the NGO community. Speakers for this plenary session are limited to ten (10) minutes presentation. 

Prospective presenters should submit a brief abstract (1 page maximum) of their planned presentation. Submission must be received latest by February 14, 2004. NPC members will select  paper presenters and qualified applicants will be notified through email. Please submit proposal via email:

Call for 2004 Reward, Recognition and Award Scheme
Nomination for the 3rd edition of Reward, Recognition and Award Scheme, RRAS is open for ‘Uyo 2004’ NGO summit. The RRAS is a programme designed to honour NGOs, Donors, companies/corporate organizations, individuals and funding agencies that have demonstrated extraordinary efforts, self-sacrifice, innovation and excellence in providing support towards humanitarian services in Nigeria. The categories are:

  1. NGO                                                      -             Service Award

  2. Corporate Organizations                       -              Recognition Award

  3. Individual                                               -              Reward for Excellence

  4. Donor/Support                                       -              Donor/Support Award

An Award Selection Committee, ASC comprising members of the 2004 NPC is responsible for the selection of winners from among nominations received. To recommend for an award, please send name, qualifications and achievements of the prospective awardees with a covering note to . 

The Summit Fee per delegate  is N4,000.00 (for residents in Nigeria) and $50 for non-residents. This is highly subsidised to encourage participation. It covers full participation in the conference, materials, tea break and lunch. 

Fees are payable by bank cheque and made in favour of NGO GUIDE 2000 at any of Guaranty Trust Bank branches nationwide in account No 1917558110 and should be received latest by Friday, February 20, 2004. Payment received later than this date and/or cash payment at the venue of the summit will attract extra cost of N1,000.00 ($10) per participant.

Non-resident delegates are allowed to register on arrival at the venue. However, an intent to participate should be communicated to the Secretariat on or before February 18, 2004 via email, telephone or fax: Contact Us 

In the event of not being able to attend, a suitable delegate is welcome. Such proxy or substitute should be communicated to the secretariat not later than February 16, 2004.

Hotel Accommodation
Discounted room rates are available for delegates at the following contacts and hotels. Click Here for Hotel Information, tariff and location.

Delegates wishing for further information will receive details on arrival at the desk or contact the National Secretariat of the Summit.

By Air
From Lagos or Abuja International Airports, arrive Calabar Airport through ADC Airline. There is a Shuttle Bus  supplied by ADC to convey passengers to Uyo at an additional fee of N1,000 (one thousand naira). The Shuttle Bus terminate its journey at the ADC office along Oron Road, Uyo. A standard taxi drop to any part of the time costs 300 naira maximum. Alternatively, the farthest distance of any hotel from the ADC office on Okada (Motorcycle) costs at most 50 naira. You are however not to take the last flight to Calabar as the shuttle bus is not  certainty. There are car hire services at the Airport and passengers coming to Uyo can often pair to split cost. The fair would normally be about 5000 naira.

By Road
For road travelers, whether from Lagos, Abuja or other parts of the country, the the likelihood is to arrive Uyo via CHISCO Luxurious Buses and the Terminus is along Ikot-Ekpene Road at the entry into UYO. If however another transport means is used, you will be dropped in the heart of the town. You could pick an Okada or Taxi to your hotel. The fares are usually between 60 and 80 naira.

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