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Ijaws in Diaspora to converge in US for world convention

A socio-cultural group of the Ijaws in diaspora, Ijaw Diaspora Council (IDC) has disclosed its intention to hold the 2022 IJAW DIASPORA CONVENTION in United States of America (USA).

The board has chosen Newark, New Jersey where they would all converge from their various countries of residence across the globe. 

The event that is scheduled to hold from July 2 through July 4, 2022 will be convening hundreds of Ijaws in the Diaspora for fellowship, networking and culture exhibitions.

The convention themed PRACTICAL IDEAS AND INNOVATION CONVENTION: ADDING VALUE TO THE LIVES OF IJAW PEOPLE will be hosting ljaw leaders from across the world in various industries to bring insights and best practices that can be put to work.

This was made known in a statement signed by the Chairman, Board of Ijaw Diaspora Council, Mrs. Gesiere Brisibe-Dorgu and sent to GbaramatuVoice on Wednesday. Noting that the convention will bring some of the well-known professionals and best minds in medicine and research together in one place.

“The convention offers four different types of panels: a health professionals panel, a youth, women and educational panel, economic and agriculture initiatives panel and a general panel.

“The health professionals panel is available for each of the following areas: medicine, occupational therapy, dentistry, optometry, nursing, public health, and graduate programs.

“Panels will provide a moderated platform for panelists to share their experiences, their opinions and answer questions posed by attendees. The insight provided by panelists will allow many attendees to gain clarity into their medical history, career goal, and the process required to achieve that goal. The panel will be led by an Ijaw, who will serve as a moderator and provide approximately equal opportunities for each panelist to speak while answering attendee questions,” she said.

Mrs. Gesiere Brisibe-Dorgu, however noted that whosoever that is interested in participating as a panelist or know someone, should not hesitate to contact the Chairman of the Convention Organizing Committee. Stressing that available panel spots are on a first-come, first-served basis.

According to Mrs. Gesiere Brisibe-Dorgu, the three-day convention begins with a morning dedicated to general issues and advocacy and gala/dinner on July 2, moving to two full days of focused keynote presentations and panel discussions. Sightseeing/Partnership meetings and interdenominational service will take place on July 3. Closing ceremony and banquet will be on July 4, 2022.

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