3rd Annual International Conference on Youth and Interfaith Communication

"Youth Building a Common Future through Interfaith Dialogue and Mutual Understanding"  


The 3rd Annual International Conference on Youth and Interfaith Communication will be held at the 250-capacity air-conditioned multi-purpose Conference Hall of the LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE housed at No 13 Dandaura Road, Tudun Wada GRA, Jos in Plateau State. The Conference will hold from 27-29, October, 2011.

The City of Jos:

Jos, the Capital City of Plateau State, Nigeria’s “Home of Peace and Tourism” was established in 1915, as a tin transportation camp and its early history was closely linked to the prosperity of the mining industry. In 1967, Jos became the capital of the defunct Benue-Plateau State and was transformed into the capital city of Plateau State in 1975, thus becoming an important administrative and commercial center. With a population of over 1,000,000, Jos remains one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Nigeriatoday, with people of different religious and cultural backgrounds leaving together. It is adjudged the “Home of Peace” or as the safest city to live in Nigeria.

Jos is situated almost at the geographical center of Nigeriaand lies less than 300km from Abuja, Nigeria’s Federal Capital. Jos is linked by road, rail and air to the rest of the country. It has an equable climate with its average monthly temperatures ranging between 210 and 250 C, average humidity of 60% and average rainfall of 1,400mm (56”). Other points of interest in Jos include an open –air museum of traditional architecture and the Jos Museum, which displays artifacts of the Nok Culture. In the early 1900s Jos was built by the British at the site of the pre-existing village of Geash. Tin mining began in the area in about 1907, and developed rapidly following the completion of a railroad in 1914. Jos also grew as a resort town, attracting tourists to its cool climate.