The 10th IDDRSI Platform Steering Committee Meeting and 6th General Assembly
The meetings of the IDDRSI Platform were preceded by a Share Fair of the IDDRSI Forum, 2-3 September 2019, featuring presentations, technical discussions, exhibitions and information exchange, aimed at providing an opportunity for resilience experts, practitioners and IDDRSI partners and stakeholders to showcase their collaborative work and share resilience-enhancement ideas and experiences.
- Round trip electronic tickets in economy class will be sent to sponsored participants by e-mail. Participants are requested to acknowledge receipt of tickets immediately to firstname.lastname@example.org or to indicate that they have not yet received the ticket.
- IGAD shall not reimburse air tickets purchased by participants. Any changes to issued tickets should be organized directly with the airline; and any additional costs for these changes will be borne by the participant.
- Participants are requested to make their own arrangements for airport transfer on the arrival and departure days.
- A daily subsistence allowance (DSA) to cover accommodation, meals and incidental expenses will be paid at the IGAD rate. Each sponsored meeting participant is expected to submit (passport, boarding pass, copy of the ticket, visa receipt, etc.) to satisfy the requirements for payment of the due allowances and refund of eligible expenses.
- Participants are advised to travel with a valid medical insurance to cover their period of stay in Kenya.
- Malaria precautions are essential, but the risk is low in Nairobi.
The voltage applicable in Kenya is the standard voltage 240 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. You can use your electric appliances in Kenya, if the standard voltage in your country is in between 220 – 240 V, the associated plug has three rectangular pins in a triangular pattern. If your appliances don’t accept 220-240 volts at 50 Cycles or appliances plug has a different shape, you may need a plug converter/adapter.
- From 4-6 September 2019, all meeting sessions will be held at the Hilton Nairobi, located along Mama Ngina Street. The hotel is at the heart of the shopping and business area of the city, close to Government offices, just 5minutes walk from the Kenyatta International Conference Centre (KICC). The hotel provides free Wifi in all public places. At a fee to non-residents, the hotel offers a heated outdoor swimming pool as well as a Fitness Centre.
- A detailed programme will be circulated later.
- Participants will be provided with tea/coffee and snacks at midmorning and afternoon breaks and lunch, during the days of the meeting. Please inform the organizers of any special dietary requirements. Participants will make their own arrangements for dinner.
Participants will be responsible for making their own hotel reservations. When making your booking, specify that you are a participant of the IGAD meeting. Where applicable, send your flight details to ensure pick up from the airport.
HILTON NAIROBI HOTEL
Rate: USD 90 per night, standard room, bed and breakfast
free wi-fi, heated outdoor swimming pool and Fitness Centre
Email : Nairobi_Reservations@hilton.com
Website : nairobi.hilton.com
SAROVA STANLEY HOTEL
Rate: USD … per night standard room, bed and breakfast
Corner of Kimathi St and Kenyatta Ave
Website : www.sarovahotels.com/stanley-nairobi
SENTRIM 680 HOTEL
Rate: USD … standard room on Bed and Breakfast
THE INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL
Rate: USD …, standard room, bed and breakfast
City Hall Way
Rate: USD … standard room on Bed and Breakfast
Corner of Kimathi Street & Tubman Road
Website : http://jamiacentralhotel.com/
Nairobi, Kenya will have highs of 26 degrees centigrade, and lows of 11 degrees centigrade during the meeting period with some sunshine, clouds and possibility of rain. For updated weather updates, kindly open the following link: https://www.accuweather.com/en/ke/nairobi/224758/daily-weather-forecast/224758?day=21
- Participants requiring visa have been furnished with their visa letters, and if they have not already obtained one in their respective countries, can apply upon arrival.
- EAC citizens do not need a visa to enter Kenya.
- Yellow Fever vaccine is recommended for travel to Kenya; and a yellow fever vaccination certificate may have to be shown on arrival; however, if you are entering Kenya from an at-risk country, you will have to prove you’ve been vaccinated.
- Local currency is Kenya Shillings (KES). Money can be changed at forex bureaus and local banks. Banking hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- The current conversion rate is approx. 1 USD to KES 102.
- ATM Machines are available at major bank branches, they accept VISA cards but will dispense in KES. Major credit cards are widely accepted (Visa and MasterCard).
We hope this information will help you prepare for your stay. We wish you safe travel and look forward to welcoming you in Kenya. Should you require any further information or assistance, please contact: the following: email@example.com / +253-77871661
- IGAD Drought Disaster Resilience and Sustainability Initiative (IDDRSI): Progress Report Presented at the 10th IDDRSI Platform Steering Committee Meeting, 4 – 5 September 2019, Nairobi, Kenya
Communique and Steering Committee Recommendations
- Recommendations of the 10th IDDRSI Platform Steering Committee Meeting
- Communique of the Sixth General Assembly of the IGAD Platform for Drought Disaster Resilience and Sustainability in the Horn of Africa (IDDRSI) – 2019
- 2.6m Kenyans among Africans going to bed hungry, Igad told
- 27m people face hunger in Horn of Africa
- Food Security: 23 counties at risk of starvation, 2.6M people affected
- Kenya urges East Africa to allocate resources towards drought mitigation
- Millions face starvation as food insecurity worsens in East, Horn of Africa