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Invitation to 2020 Global Parliamentary Conference, 13-14 April 2020, Washington D.C.

2020 Global Parliamentary Conference, 13-14 April 2020, Washington D.C.

Honourable Azaiki Stephen,

On behalf of the Parliamentary Network on the World Bank & IMF, it is my pleasure to invite you to the 2020 Global Parliamentary Conference from 13 to 14 April 2020 in Washington D.C., jointly organised with the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund. The theme of this year’s conference is “Delivering for Development and Prosperity in the next Decade – what role for Parliamentarians?”

 With the year 2030 just ten years away, the next Global Parliamentary Conference will examine how our actions today will enable us to achieve targets such as the World Bank’s twin goals of ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in time. Progress has been made in critical areas, such as a decline in extreme poverty, a decrease in infant mortality, and access to electricity for the majority of the world’s populations. However, much remains to be accomplished as climate change continues exacerbating vulnerabilities to natural disasters; fragility, conflict and violence hinder our efforts to end extreme poverty; and social and economic disparities within countries are on the rise. The sessions will highlight concrete strategies Parliamentarians can implement today to achieve our development and prosperity targets over the next decade.

The International Secretariat of the Parliamentary Network will prepare the event programme and send it to you in due time. The deadline for confirmations is 28 February 2020. I invite you to confirm your attendance by clicking on the following link ( and filling out the online registration form. Please note that travel and accommodation costs are the responsibility of the participant. For further information, please contact

I look forward to seeing you in Washington D.C.

With my very best wishes,

The Rt Hon Liam Byrne MP, UK
Chair of the Parliamentary Network on the World Bank and IMF



April 8-9, 2019

Venue: World Bank Group Headquarters (WB HQ)

Address: 1818 H Street, NW Washington, DC 20433 USA


The Global Parliamentary Conference (GPC) represents a unique assembly of national legislators and development institutions, an event dedicated to crucial questions in international development finance, including economic stability, achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and, more generally, fostering human-centered international development initiatives.

The GPC, organized together with the World Bank Group (WBG) and the IMF, is the Parliamentary Network’s flagship event. It brings together more than 150 parliamentarians from approximately 100 countries, leaders from civil society and partner organizations, and top officials from a number of international financial institutions such as the World Bank, IMF and other regional development banks. Keynote speakers include the Managing
Director of the IMF and the President of the World Bank Group. The event is hosted by the World Bank Group and IMF in Washington DC, USA.


Founded in 2000, the Parliamentary Network on the World Bank & IMF is an independent, non-governmental organization that provides a platform for Parliamentarians from WBG and IMF member countries to advocate for increased accountability and transparency in development cooperation. It provides a platform for MPs to share knowledge, to hold their own governments, as well as International Financial Institutions, to account for
development outcomes.


Cinquains for Professor Steve Azaiki

Cinquains for Professor Steve Azaiki

Intellectual, Compassionate
Inspiring, Creating, Producing
Like the busy bee

Dedicated, Motivational
Guiding, Furnishing, Enabling
Like a caring shepherd

Gracious, Considerate
Coaching, Training, Edifying
Like a solid rock

Gertrude Shotte

International Society of Comparative Education, Science and Technology of Nigeria”Inaugural Conference, 7-11 December, 2014

Dear Colleagues,

It gives me a great pleasure to invite you to the inaugural conference
of the International Society of Comparative Education, Science and
Technology of Nigeria, to be held in Yenagoa, Bayelsa, from December 7
– 11, 2014.

The ISCEST is a scholarly association dedicated to promoting comparative
education, science and technology, as well as enhancing the academic
status of these fields. One major goal of the ISCEST is to strengthen
the theoretical basis of comparative studies in education, science and
technology and applied those understandings to policy and implementation
issues in Nigeria, Africa and other comparable settings.

So, your participation in this conference will give you the opportunity
to listen to our distinguished keynote speaker, to present the results
of your own research, and to discuss and network with scholars from all
over Nigeria and beyond.

The conference has five themes – education sciences, management
sciences, environmental & agricultural sciences, applied science and
technology. I’m very sure that your teaching or research interest fits
into any of these themes.

The deadline for registration and paper submission for publication in
the iscest publication is 7 OCTOBER 2014.

I look forward to welcoming you to the first ISCEST Conference in
Yenagoa on 7 December 2014.

Sincerely yours,

Prof. Steve Azaiki

Chairman ISCEST 2014

Further details: please see, and the attached
newsletter and membership subscription form both in PDF and Word.

DOWNLOAD: Membership Form_doc

DOWNLOAD: Membership Form_pdf

DOWNLOAD: ISCEST2014Newsletter_pdf

Nomination forms for Local Government Award at upcoming AfricaSan IV conference


Dear Colleagues,

 The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) is delighted to be sponsoring the local government award at the upcoming AfricaSan IV conference in Dakar, Senegal this coming October.  The nomination forms (attached both in English and French) are due by September 10th the latest.  Please take the time to think of a person or organization whom you think has been outstanding in terms of leadership and whose policies or actions have promoted innovation, enhanced capacity, mobilized resources or generally created an enabling environment for improvement in sanitation delivery.  Completed Nomination Forms (in English or French) should be sent to    Apologies that we were unable to get these documents translated into Portuguese.


Courtesy: AfricaSan

Welcome to

Professor Steve Azaiki (OON), is an astute administrator and his achievements cut across several fields including Academics, Environmentalism, Consultancy and Public Service. Prof Azaiki is a Professor of Conflict and Crisis Management & International Relations at the Ukrainian Academy of Personnel Management and International Relations and a visiting Scholar/Fellow of the Institute of Petroleum Studies, University of Port Harcourt.

He was a lecturer, Department of Phytopathology, Faculty of Plant Protection, Ukaraine Agriculture Academy; State Coordinator, National Directorate of Employment Oyo State; Commissioner for Agricultural and Natural Resources, Bayelsa State; State Director, National Directorate of Employment, Rivers State; Secretary to Bayelsa State Government. He voluntarily retired as Director Inspectorate National Directorate of Employment of the Federal Ministry of Labour, Abuja.

Professor Steve Azaiki is the Author of three books and has published hundred of articles. He is currently the President, World Environmental Foundation of Africa (WEFFA) National Coordinator, National Think Tank, Chairman, Intercontinental Group and a Member, Bayelsa State Advisory Council.

He attended Harvard University, Oxford University and University of Abidjan Ivory Coast.