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 (CODESRIA) welcomes all participants to its Fourth Conference on Electronic Publishing and Dissemination to be held on 30-31 March and 1st April 2016 in Dakar, Senegal. CODESRIA is at your service and invites you to read this information note to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

1- Entry visa to Senegal: Participants who need an entry visa to Senegal are kindly requested to make arrangements and apply for one in their countries of residence. For more information, we kindly urge you to contact the Senegalese embassies or diplomatic missions in your country of residence.

2- Support for participants sponsored by CODESRIA: CODESRIA will provide sponsored participants with travel tickets, accommodation and a lump sum for other incidental expenses.

3- Accommodation: Participants will be accommodated at the Novotel Hotel:

Novotel Hotel, Avenue Abdoulaye Fadiga, Dakar-Sénégal
Telephone Standard : 0022133.889.22.00 / 00 221 33 849 49 94
Fax : 00.22133.889 22 59
Email :

4- All personal expenses (telephone calls, laundry, bar, meals) are the responsibility of the participants. The hotel has already been informed of this.

5- Reception: The shuttle of the hotel will be available at the arrival lounge of Leopold Sedar Senghor International Airport, Dakar, to take them to the hotel. For return flights, participants must be registered at the reception of the hotel. Kindly note that schedules will be strictly respected.

6- Venue of the Conference: All the sessions of the conference will be held at the Novotel Hotel.

7- Structure of the Program: The program is organized around plenary sessions, panels, workshop and posters. Paper presenters, rapporteurs and session chairs are kindly urged to take note of their sessions.

8- Time management: All sessions of the conference will start at 9 o’clock. Participants are kindly urged to be punctual because any delay will have a negative impact on the overall program.

9- Working languages: The two working languages of the conference are French and English. Simultaneous interpretation into these languages will be available during all the sessions.

10- Conference documents: Some of the conference documents will be available on the CODESRIA website ( before the official opening. Flash disks containing all the conference papers will be given to participants together with a conference kit comprising the book of abstracts, programme and a name tag.

11- Registration: The registration of participants will take place on 29 and 30 March 2016 from 9 am. The documents of the conference will be provided to participants after registration.

12- Conference rooms: The conference room is on the ground floor.

13- Book exhibition: Participants may wish to visit the CODESRIA book exhibition which will be held during the conference.

14- Lunch: For the duration of the conference (30-31 March and 1st April 2016), lunch will be served in the restaurant of the hotel.

15- Coffee break: Two coffee breaks will be served during the three days of the conference.

16- Refunds: To get reimbursed, all expenses must have previously been authorized by CODESRIA. All supporting documents related to every expenditure must also be submitted.

General information about Senegal

17- Health conditions: Please ensure that your vaccinations are up-to-date. Mandatory vaccinations to enter Senegal are yellow fever and meningitis. You will be requested to present your vaccination card (international certificate of vaccination) upon arrival at the airport. Please note that costs related to vaccines shall not be reimbursed.

18- Climate: According to forecasts, the temperature will be around 25° in March/April. This is the period of the dry season.

19- Time zone: Senegal is at GMT+0.

20- Official language: French is the official language of Senegal.

21- Currency: The official currency of Senegal is the West Africa CFA Franc (XOF).
One Euro is equivalent to 655,597 CFA Francs and one dollar is worth about 600 CFA Francs. There are banks and currency exchange offices around the airport and in the city.

22- Electricity: current provided is 220 volts with two-pin sockets. If necessary, consider bringing your own adapters.

23- Safety tips: As in all countries, there are precautions to take during your stay in Senegal. For your safety, in public places be careful of strangers offering services or wares.

The Secretariat of the Conference can be reached on the following numbers:

Coordination: + 221 33 825 98 22/23 – 77 415 25 06 – 70 328 12 93.

For more information, you can also call these numbers.

We hope you will find this information note useful and wish you a good trip to Dakar.

Fourth CODESRIA Conference on Electronic Publishing and Dissemination
Avenue Cheikh Anta Diop X Canal IV BP 3304, CP 18524, Dakar, Senegal
Phone: + 221 33 825 98 22 / 23 or +221 824 03 74 - Fax: + 221 33 824 12 89

March 14 2016

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