Tuesday, October 11, 2011


November 24-27,  2011

This is a special invitation especially to Nigerians in the Diaspora. l am pleased to  inform  and cordially invite you to the 2nd South -  South Economic Summit scheduled to take place in Asaba, Delta state from Thursday 24th- Saturday 26th November 2011.

The Summit with the theme, Integrating the South South for Sustainable Development, will focus on infrastructural development, agriculture, environment, oil and gas, education, manpower and human capacity development and Tourism

The Summit is being organized by the BRACED Commission.  Following the decision of the Governors of the south- south states of Nigeria to forge a common economic destiny through economic cooperation and integration, the 1st South- South Economic Summit was held in Calabar, in April, 2009. One of the recommendations of the Summit was the creation of the BRACED Commission to drive the economic cooperation and integration process of the BRACED States. BRACED is an acronym for Bayelsa, Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Edo and Delta States.

 As a follow up to the first south south economic summit, the  second summit aims to bring together top policy makers and private sector operatives to discuss how best to accelerate south south development, economic cooperation and integration using the region’s rich resources in oil and gas as well as in agriculture. This is with the objective of building a regional sustainable economy that would lead to job creation and reduction in poverty.  There would also be a Public Sector Forum and a number of breakout sessions on the above thematic areas which l hope you would be able to participate in either  as a an investor,  speaker or serve as a panelist/discussant.

The opportunities in the south south region are enormous and with recent developments in the region, the region is bracing itself up for business. The Summit offers you an opportunity to be involved in the development of the region and indeed in securing the future of Nigeria

For registration please visit our websie www.bracedcom.org or contact the Conference Secretary, Gabriel Okosemiema, phone  08037103084 ,email contact  gaddiel1962@yahoo.com

Amb Joe Keshi

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