VISITORS TO NIGERIA
Abuja is the capital city of Nigeria, and is the meeting point of Nigeria’s diverse culture. For more information about Abuja, please visit: http://services.gov.ng/es/ntdc
During the rainy season (March to October), the average day time temperature is 30 – 38 degrees Celsius. The Regional Meeting venue is air conditioned with maintained temperature in the range of 23-24 degrees Celsius (72-73 degrees Fahrenheit).
Standard time in Abuja is GMT+1 hours.
ARRIVAL AT THE AIRPORT
Almost all participants will arrive at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (ABV), about 45 kilometres from the city centre. It takes 25–30 minutes by car from the Central Business District to the airport.
Official delegations will be received by the Nigerian Protocol Team at ABV. Transportation will be provided to convey them to their hotels. Individual cars will be made available to Ministers and Heads of Delegations.
There are organized and registered airport cabs that can take you from the airport to the city centre or to your hotel. Cab fare to the city centre is from NGN3,000 to NGN5,000 (three thousand to five thousand Nigerian Naira, or about USD15 to USD25, depending on where you are going). You can also get taxis for lower fare if you stand near the airport exit, though this is not advisable if you are visiting for the first time.
It is the responsibility of each delegate to obtain a visa for Nigeria. Please communicate with the closest Embassy or a Consulate of Nigeria for more information. In exceptional cases the host country will make arrangements to issue entry visas at the point of entry for those who are unable to obtain one before arrival. Please direct such requests to Mr. Tunde Oyateru, the local focal point for this event, (+254 733623569 email@example.com) and Ms. Edna Tobi (+234 8033051952 firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please note that you will be expected to pay for your visa upon arrival at the airport.
Arrangements have been made with Nigerian embassies worldwide to facilitate visa requests for the AGM
HEALTH CARE REQUIREMENTS
Prior to entry, visitors to Nigeria should possess a valid health certificate for yellow fever. Vaccination against cholera is also required for any person who has visited or transited a cholera-infected area within six days prior to arrival in the country
ACCESS TO THE CONFERENCE VENUE
Name: Transcorp Hilton
Address: 1 Aguiyi Ironsi St, Abuja 900001, Nigeria.
All participants need to be registered prior to the meeting in order to be allowed access. Those who registered online can collect their ID Badges at the registration counter. Those who would like to register on-site must fill out the appropriate registration forms to receive their ID badge. Registered participants will be screened and are advised not to bring weapons, ammunition, flammable items, or sharp objects. Participants must present their passport (for international participants) or identification card (for national participants) to collect their ID badge.
WHERE TO PICK-UP YOUR BADGE?
The main Registration Centre is located at the meeting Venue.
OFFICIAL DAYS OF THE ABUJA REGIONAL MEETING
May 31st- Registration – 09:00am-17:00pm
June 1st- Symposium – 08:00am-17:00pm
June 2nd- AGM – 09:00am – 14:00pm
VIP BADGES FOR MINISTERS AND HEADS OF DELEGATIONS
Ministers and Heads of Delegations will be issued non-photo badges, provided that they are pre-registered. Their badges will be available as from Tuesday May 31st.
- All member states of Shelter Afrique
- Representatives of Interested state governments and Ministry, Department and Agencies
- Representatives of intergovernmental organizations
- Individual experts and consultants in the field of affordable and low cost housing
- Media members accredited by the Federal Ministry of Power, Housing and Works
The official programme will include two Keynotes and panel sessions that include leading experts in the field of low income housing, and senior officials of member states.
Side events provide a platform for governments, civil society organizations, private sector, community representatives, international and national organizations, academia, international and regional finance Institutions, and other United Nations entities to debate, showcase, or present their views on sustainable urban development, as well as specific projects.
The African Union STC8 sub-committee on Human Settlements and Urban Development (HUD) will hold a side event, this Side Event will take place on the 31st May 2016
The Shelter Afrique Annual General Meeting & Symposium will be held in English, with translations available in French.
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Financing supply and demand for low-cost housing.DISCUSSION PANEL N° 2
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Financing supply and demand for low-cost housing. – SHELTERAFRIQUE SYMPOSIUM – Abuja
- LE MICROCRÉDIT LOGEMENT – Franck Daphnis Juin 2016
- Housing Africas Poor on Low Income – Joe Muturi Presentation
- Affordable Housing – Jumoke Adegunle
- Is Subsidized Financing for Low Income Housing a Sustainable Option? –Olivia Cadwell
- Designing & Building Low Cost Houses-Siku Presentation
- Funding of supply and demand of housing for low income households –Mr. Mamadou GUEYE