Two Colloquia are envisaged – one in Nigeria, the other in the Diaspora. The First Colloquium will dwell mainly on the history of the Igbo Question in Nigeria, documentation, reflections and summaries of its various dimensions, as listed in the sub-themes in section7.
The Second Colloquium will produce a Road-map or Charter as well as Plan of Action. In the light of our history and our experiences today, the Charter should be able to define what future we desire for ourselves and for our children. It shall also chart the needed course or courses of action.
In all, the two Colloquia will draw from major historical documents and publications on the various dimensions and processes in the evolution of The Igbo Question in Nigeria and the acute challenges of development in the region, etc. For example, documents relating to the evolution of the Nigerian Federation, the submission of the Igbo-speaking Peoples of Nigeria to the 1994-5 National Constitutional Conference, the submission of Ohanaeze to the Oputa Panel, the Ahiara Declaration, the Aburi Accord, etc.
Similarly, it shall draw from major historical publications such as There was A country; Personal History of Biafra by Prof. Chinua Achebe; Nigeria and Biafra: My Story, by General Philip Effiong; The Untold Story of Nigeria-Biafra War by Dr Luke Nnaemeka Aneke; Blood on the Niger by Emma Okocha; Nigeria-Biafra War: Politics of Memory, edited by Prof. Chima Korieh, The Igbos In Nigeria: Leadership and Development in the 20th Century by Prof T. Uzodinma Nwala; etc.
The Colloquiums will also review major studies that comprehensively address the issues of the development of Igbo land such as those on the legacies of the Azikiwe-Okpara era, studies of Igbo intellectuals into various issues of economic and social development, the document produced by the South-East Economic Commission (SENEC), issues of cultural and social challenges facing Igbo civilization and the role of various institutions in meeting these challenges.