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‘MAKURDI 2006’

 February 23 - 26, 2006

 Benue Hotels, Makurdi Benue State, Nigeria.  

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

Theme:           Peace-building in a Democratic Setting: A Collective Responsibility.

Makurdi 2006’ is the 6th edition of Annual All Nigeria NGO Summit & Exposition. It is the nation’s leading voluntary meeting for about 200 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 Nigeria nation 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, government representatives 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 are NGO-related concerns. Only 20 Spaces are available and exhibitors will be considered on 'First Come First Served' basis. Please send letter of Intent or email to by February 18, 2006. Late registrations will attract N1000 ($10) payable onsite.

Call for Papers
While speakers for the main sessions are being selected by the Organizing Committee, OC, 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, 2006. The OC will select paper presenters and qualified applicants will be notified through email. Please submit proposal via email:

there is no registration fee for participants. Accreditation of confirmed delegates begins by
3.00 p.m. on Wednesday February 22 and ends 9.00 a.m. on Thursday February 23, 2006. Late arrivals will neither be accredited nor compensated. In addition to full participation in the 4-day event, the organizers will provide conference materials, meals, accommodation and transport fare (by road). Intending participants should apply to the Executive National Coordinator via email:

Double-room occupancy is reserved for participants at Benue Hotels, Makurdi venue of the event. Arrival is Wednesday February 22, 2006.

The organizers will reimburse for transport cost by road using a Standard Mileage Chart (SMC). Participants are however advised to present travel receipt at the desk on arrival. Accreditation and receipt of travel tickets terminate by
9.00 a.m. on Thursday February 23, 2006.

For further enquiries, please contact the organizers via email.

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