Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa
Conseil pour le développement de la recherche en sciences sociales en Afrique
Conselho para o Desenvolvimento da Pesquisa em Ciências Sociais em África
مجلس تنمية البحوث الإجتماعية في أفريقيا

Information Note

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The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa and the Social Science Research Council’s African Peacebuilding Network are pleased to welcome you to Dakar, Senegal, for the conference on International Criminal Justice, Reconciliation and Peace in Africa: The ICC and Beyond. The meeting will be held at Hotel Novotel. For a smooth running of the meeting, we kindly invite you to carefully read this note.

1- Conference languages: The conference will be conducted in French and English with
simultaneous translation for all sessions.

2- Presentation equipment: Equipment will be available to project presentations. Please bring a your own computer and if you have an Apple computer please bring the cord that will enable you project your work.

3- Visa for Senegal: Those who need visas to enter Senegal should apply online. The conditions and information on obtaining a Senegalese visas are available at the
following address:

4- Accommodation: Conference participants will be accommodated at Hotel Novotel
whose address is as follows:
Avenue Abdoulaye Fadiga
Dakar, Sénégal
Tel. +221 33 8496161

5- Arrivals and Departures: The hotel’s shuttles will be at the airport to pick up
delegates. Drivers will bear a sign with NOVOTEL and of CODESRIA on it.

6- Taxis : In the unlikely event that you are forced by special circumstances to take a taxi from the airport to the hotel the fare should not exceed FCFA 5000 (about US $ 15)

7- Meals: Buffet lunch will be served at the hotel during the conference. Participants are required to cover their own diner costs. However, organisers invite all participants to a special Conference Diner on the 10 July 2014.

8- Hotel Extras: Kindly be advised that participants will cover bills related to private
phone calls, use of the internet, laundry services requested, room service, use of the
mini bar, etc.

9- Registration: Registration will commence at 8am on July 10 at the Novotel Hotel.

10- Local Contacts: In the event where you encounter problems or need information
urgently kindly call Francine Adade (+221 77 618 30 35) or Mrs. Revenor Preira (+
221 77 655 37 90)

11-Useful information about Dakar:
Weather: The conference will be held during the rainy season and temperatures are high during the day. Generally, light cotton clothing is recommended as well as an
anti-mosquito cream or malaria prevention drugs.
Time Zone: Senegal is at GMT /UTC + 0
Official language: The official language of Senegal is French
Electricity: In Senegal, appliances operate using 220 volts alternating current and
two-pin electrical sockets. Please bring and adapter if you think you might need one.

- Local currency: FCFA (FCFA)
- Currency exchange rate: 1USD = 480 FCFA

12-Vaccination : Travellers arriving in Dakar would require a valid international certificate of vaccination against yellow fever

We wish you a pleasant stay and hope that this meeting will be fruitful and constructive.

With all good wishes.

July 3 2014

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