About World Igbo Congress and the Convention

World Igbo Congress is the apex Igbo organization in the Diaspora. In 1994, this organization was established in Houston, Texas, USA as an organ for the unity, dignity and welfare of the Igbo who at that time were and still are smacking from the impact of the Nigerian civil war. It was also established as an organ for the expression of the right of the Igbo to fair treatment of the Igbo in the comity of ethnic nationalities in Nigeria. World Igbo Congress convention will be hosted by the Umunna Community Association of Chicago, Illinois during the Labor Day weekend (August 31, 2017 to September 3, 2017.  The extremely successful 2016 convention was hosted by Igbo organization of New York. In the last few years it was hosted by Igbo Community Associaton of Michigan, Detroit MI, 2015, Igbo People’s Congress, Houston, Texas, 2014, Igbo Community Association of Nigeria, Dallas/Forthworth, TX, 2013, Igbo Association of Tampa Bay, Florida, 2012 etc.  Our members are community organizers, health and economic development practitioners from affiliates in most US metropolises and elsewhere. World Igbo Congress works in tandem with Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo as well as other organizations with similar objectives to ensure that the interests of the Igbo are protected.

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The 2018 Convention will hold in Nashville, TN August 20 to September 2, 2018. More details will come your way shortly


Our Commitment to WIC Going Forward

Purpose of this thrust

To lay out strategies by the new administration, with the participation of all Diaspora Igbo, to revamp World Igbo Congress in order to enhance the robustness intended ab initio to reposition it for the onerous task ahead for the Igbo Nation.

Our Goals

  1. To reinstate the operational model of faithful adherence to the rules laid down at inception in order to restore the discipline needed for a viable and stronger WIC that will stand the test of time in this troubled era of the Igbo
  2. To establish an interfacing platform for all Diaspora Igbo Organizations to engender oneness of purpose, trust and unified response to emergencies
  3. To ensure that Diaspora Igbo under the aegis of World Igbo Congress is equipped psychologically and materially to undertake responsibilities that will ensure stability for the Igbo nation of the
  4. To have a robust World Igbo Congress that will respond energetically, rapidly, internationally and unapologetically to the needs of the Igbo as a

The Ikemba Strategic Committee

(The arrowhead of WIC’s renewed initiative)

GOAL: To prepare the WIC, the Igbo and Igbo land for today’s emergencies and for the future
  1. Immediately pursue a sustained global fundraising machinery for Diaspora Igbo
  2. Identify actionable litigation against all oppressors of the Igbo by way of Igbo Legal Defense
  3. Setup public relations and lobbying machinery so as to become proactive in Igbo affairs internationally and enlist the support of people or groups that will fight for us where it matters most
  4. Arrange presentations at World Centers including the United Nations, the governments of the US, The International Court of Justice at The Hague and Europe and African
  5. Stimulate our people to get politically involved locally so that, by default the Igbo becomes constituents of the political class in the US and elsewhere making it easy to mobilize this for our
  6. Rapidly articulate WIC response to any future
  7. Liaise with and report to the board for approval of decisions

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