NOTE OF INFORMATION

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE
EMERGENCE OF AFRICA (ICEA)
NOTE OF INFORMATION
Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire
March 18th – 20th, 2015
Union – Discipline –
Travail
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General
information
about the
conference
The International Conference on the Emergence of Africa is jointly organized by the
Government of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire and the United Nations Development
Program (UNDP) in collaboration with the world bank and the African Development Bank
(ADB).
It will host about 300 experts from governments, international organizations for
development, university research centers, private sectors and civilians etc.
This conference will center about many issues linked to inclusive development, structural
transformation and the emergence of Africa. Plenary sessions, high rank panels and
parallel sessions will be held. The plenary sessions will include presentations that will be
followed by discussions around three main topics. A resource document will result for each
of these topics.
Participants are urged to engage in direct exchanges and to share their countries‘
experiences as well as practical cases on best practices. They can also provide all useful
information.
Individuals will be designated to report on each session and take notes so as to issue a
summary of main recommendations on the topics. The reports will be compiled for the
final report that will be shared with all the participants.
All documents will be translated in French and English.
Conference
venue
The sessions will start each day at 8:30 am : March 18th - 20th, 2015
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The International conference on the emergence of Africa will be held from March 18 to
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20 , 2015 at SOFITEL ABIDJAN HÔTEL IVOIRE. Access to the conference is free.
Internet access is free and available 24/7 in the rooms and on the conference site.
A plenary session room and other rooms are available for group sessions and media.
Sofitel Abidjan Hôtel Ivoire
Contact and geographical location :
Cocody-Centre: Bd. Hassan II. 08 B.P 01 Abidjan 08. Côte d’Ivoire
Tel: +225 22 48 26 26 - [email protected] - www.Sofitel.com
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Translation
A simultaneous translation will be available in French and English. Each participant will
wear headphones.
Registration
In addition to invitations sent to governments and higher rank experts, each participant is
strongly encouraged to register online. Registration starts on february 16th, 2015 so that
all the necessary arrangements for the stay are made on time for all participants (badge,
documentation, participation kits etc):
website: www.africa-emergence.com
Or you can email the following contacts:
[email protected] / [email protected]
[email protected] / [email protected]
Travel and
living
expenses of
participants
Accommodati
ons
Transportatio
n
Travel and living expenses for delegation/participants are financed by their governments,
businesses or partners in development. The expenses must take into account the cost of
the round trip ticket as well as daily expenses and cost of accommodations.
This information must be provided at the time of the online registration.
(www.africa-emergence.com).
Each participant is encouraged to contact/consult with hotels and accommodation places
to book a hotel room. Each participant is encouraged to make all the necessary
arrangements to cover accommodation fees early on.
For Accord Group Hotels (Pullman, Novotel, Ibis Plateau/Marcory) the cut-off date for
online room reservation is March 10, 2015.
A list of hotels close to the conference venue is available on the website
(www.africa-emergence.com).
Shuttles will be available to participants so as to facilitate their trips to and from the
conference. The shuttles’ schedules can be found below and vary from one
accommodation site to the other:
Morning:
Afternoon :
7 :00 am (From the hotels to the conference venue)
5 :45 pm (From the conference venue to the hotels)
BUS #01
NOVOTEL :
PULLMAN:
BUS #02
7 :30 am
7 :45 am
IBIS PLATEAU:
TIAMA :
IVOTEL:
BUS #03
7 :30 am
7 :45 am
8 :00 am
IBIS MARCORY:
WAFOU:
PERGOLA :
7 :30 am
7 :15 am
7 :30 am
After these times, you must use a taxi to get to the conference site. You will need to
allocate 5.000 CFA Francs (about 8€/$10 USD) for the trip.
Food and
catering
Participants will take their meals on site for the duration of the conference.
Two (2) coffee breaks (morning/afternoon) and a daily lunch will be offered during the 3
conference days. A dinner will be offered by the Government on March 18th, 2015 at
SOFITEL ABIDJAN HÔTEL IVOIRE
The hotel has a private restaurant, a bar, a VIP lounge and a few shops. All private
consumption will be charged to the individual.
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Health
Visa requests
and
processing
Yellow Fever:
Yellow fever vaccine is mandatory to enter the country. A certificate/proof of vaccination
must be submitted upon arrival. However, a medical service is available at the airport and
is open 24/7 for vaccinations. The cost of the vaccine and proof thereof is 9.000 CFA Francs
(14€/$20 USD).
Other practical information
- A medical team will be available for the duration of the conference for emergency
cases.
- Many renowned international clinics are in close proximity to the conference site.
- Make sure to please bring all special medication you need in prevention of shortage of
medical supply in Abidjan.
- Two individual health forms must be filled out and are available online. They are
necessary so as to expedite airport formalities.
All participants, except those who hold a ECOWAS passport, must have a valid visa. We
encourage participants to proceed with seeking a visa on their own.
Visas are requested at the embassies or diplomatic representation of Côte d’Ivoire in the
country.
For participants who were not able to obtain a visa before departing, arrangements were
made so they can request it upon arrival at the ‘’Félix Houphouët Boigny international
airport in Abidjan.
The delegate/participant must have a passport valid for at least three (3) months after the
end of the stay and must pay the visa fee of 65.000 CFA Francs ($130 USD/100€).
S/he must have all the relevant conference documentation (Invitation letter or registration
confirmation or assignment mandate, etc.).
Greeting and
airport
formalities
A team of State Protocole agents and members of the organizing committee will assist
participants upon arrival in Abidjan.
A system was put in place to greet participants. Shuttles and official cars will be available
to transport the delegates from the airport to their hotels. The same service will be
available to delegates from the hotels to the conference site.
To facilitate their greeting, participants are encouraged to fill out their round trip flight
information online at:
www.africa-emergence.com
GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE COUNTRY
Time
UTC/GMT Standard hour +00TC
Demographics and
language
According to the results of the last census, the national population is estimated at about
23 million people. The administrative/economic capital city is Abidjan (south of Côte
d’Ivoire) and the political capital city is Yamoussoukro (center of the country). The official
language is French.
Weather forecast for the month of march 2015 show an average temperature of about
30° degrees Celsius (day and night)
Weather forecast
Currency
The national currency is CFA Franc. The denominations are 500 FCFA, 1.000 FCFA, 2.000
FCFA, 5.000 FCFA et 10.000 FCFA. Hotels accept VISA credit cards.
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The exchange rate for international currencies is :
Security
$1 USD :
557,787 FCFA (BCEAO)
1€ :
655,957 FCFA
A security team (national police) and UN security in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) will be
available to guarantee the safety and circulation of people and goods.
Religion
The country is layman. The most popular religions are Christianity and Islam.
Visit Abidjan
Places of worship around the conference site are
- The Catholic Parish Saint-Jean de Cocody is 5mn away (the catholic fast started on
Wednesday, February 18, 2015)
- The mosque is 5mn away
Click on the link of Côte d’Ivoire Tourism : http://www.cotedivoiretourisme.ci/
CONTACT INFORMATION
People to Contact
Technical Information on ICEA
M. Madhy Bamba
Tel:
+225 77919165
E-mail: [email protected]
0peration information
M. Christian Do Rosario
Tel.:
+225 20317447
+225 070144 03
Email: [email protected]
M. Celestin Tsassa
Tel:
+225 20317405/00
E-mail: [email protected]
Visa requests and processing
M. Yannick Tano
Tel:
+225 07967825
Email: [email protected]
Airport Greeting
M. Eveline Taly
Tel:
+225 57498320
Email: [email protected]
Media Information
Mme Rita Indat
Tel. :
+225 20312828
Email : [email protected]
General Information
M. El Allassane Baguia
Tel:
+225 20317406
+225 47375376
Email: [email protected]
M. Youssouf Diarra
Tel:
+225 20317428
+225 08924851
Email: [email protected]
Mme Ouattara Alina
Tel:
+225 47131413
Email: [email protected]
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HOTEL LIST & FEES IN ABIDJAN
HOTEL LIST
HOTEL
CITY SIDE
(FCFA)
PULLMAN
114 000
Breakfa
st
(FCFA)
124.000 included
NOVOTEL
86 000
96.000 included
STAND
105 000
52 000
TIAMA
IBIS
Plateau
IBIS
Marcory
IVOTEL
SOFITEL
HOTEL
IVOIRE
Abidjan
GOLF
HOTEL
PALM
CLUB
RIVER SIDE
(FCFA)
SUP
125.000
59 000
STUDIO
55 000
Standard room 121
100
SUITE
60.000
SUP
136.200
SUITE
239.800
SUITE
150.000
Standard room :
80 000
Ch. Standard 75 000
Suite Junior 150 000
CONTACT
FAX
00225203020
20/15
00 225 20 31 80 00
20 21 20
28
20 31 80
20
20 31 31
31
20 21 78
75
21 35 89
10
e-mail
[email protected]
[email protected]
15.000
00 225 20 31 33 33
[email protected]
mail.com
[email protected]
M
[email protected]
M
[email protected]
included
00 225 20 30 16 16
included
00 225 21 75 63 00
8.500
00 225 20 25 66 66
20.000
00 225 22 48 26 26
[email protected]
9.000
00 225 22 43 10 44
included
00 225 22 40 53 00
[email protected]
el-ci.com;
[email protected]
com
[email protected]
mclub,com
RESIDENCE LIST
RESIDENC
ES
Hotel le
WAFOU
Hotel
nouvelle
Pergola
Hotel la
Licorne
Hotel
RIYO
Hotel
Residence
le
Flamboya
nt
Hotel
Residence
MAIZIS II
PLATX
Hotel La
Residence
OHINENE
Hotel
Residence
ROOM TYPE & FEE
(FCFA)
Executive room
58.000
Standard room :
26.000 36.000
Standard room
65.000 175.000
Standard room:
30.000 & 40.000
STUDIO
40.000
Standard room
12.499
Standard room
60.000
STUDIO
24.000
Breakfa
st
(FCFA)
Prestige room
10.000
69 500
suite 56 000
7.000
studio 45999
suite 90 000 included
suite 50.000 & included
60.000
Appt 1.500 /
50.000
3.000
Studio
15.000
1.500
suite included
100.000
Appt
32.500
2.500 &
3.500
Contact
FAX
e-mail
00 225 21 25
[email protected]
62 02
00 225 21 75 21 75 35 [email protected]
35 01
02 hoo.fr
00 225 22 41
07 30
00 225 22 41
15 15/19
00 225 22 52
38 63/
07 38 20 77
00 225 22 42
46 69 / 05 75
00 88/ 67 20
36 36
00 225 22 41
52 53/
60/64
00 225 22 41
39 15/79
21 35 [email protected]
89 10
[email protected]
[email protected]
otmail.com
[email protected]
[email protected]
om
[email protected]
tille.com
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BERTILLES
Residence STUDIO
Hotel
EBURNEA
Hotel
STUDIO
Residence
LE CHALET
36.600
Appt
48.800
3.500 &
5.000
00 225 22 52
70 05
[email protected]
31.000
Appt included
41.000
00 225 22 52
22 35/37
[email protected]
fr
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