The 4th Chinese in Africa/Africans in China Conference & Public Seminar,Nairobi

Start

August 18, 2016 - 9:00 am

End

August 20, 2016 - 5:00 pm

Address

The Aga Khan University, Graduate School of Media and Communications, 9 West Building, 7th Floor, Mkungu Close, Off Parklands Road, at the Sarit Centre roundabout, (Westlands) Nairobi, Kenya   View map

VENUES
Conference venue:
The Aga Khan University, Graduate School of Media and Communications, 9 West Building, 7th Floor, Mkungu Close, Off Parklands Road, at the Sarit Centre roundabout, (Westlands) Nairobi, Kenya

Public Seminar venue:
Pride Centre, PrideInn Hotel Westlands, Westlands Road, (Westlands) Nairobi, Kenya

ACCOMMODATION
Accommodation is NOT included as part of your registration fee; you are responsible for arranging your own accommodation. Please note that the conference will begin the morning of 18 August and activities will continue through the evening of 20 August; make your reservations accordingly.

We highly recommended that you stay at the PrideInn, Raphta Road (same company, but different location from the public seminar venue) where we have arranged for a special group rate of Kshs.6,500/USD$65 for bed & breakfast or Kshs.8,500/USD$85 for half board (dinner/bed/breakfast) per night for singles; or USD$120 for doubles/twin (if you will be sharing). To make a booking you may email (gmuthoni@prideinn.co.ke OR raphta@prideinn.co.ke) or go directly to Prideinn website where you can select rooms & dates.

A complementary shuttle bus will be provided by PrideInn to the conference venue. Airport transfers can be arranged for an additional fee; please make these arrangements when you are booking your rooms. PrideInn can also help arrange for pre- and post-conference safaris (excursions) or day trips.

You can find more information about Pride Inn at: http://www.prideinn.co.ke/hotels/prideinn-raphta/. PrideInn Hotel, Raphta Road, Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya.

MEALS
If you stay at the PrideInn, breakfast is included in the price of the room.

All tea & coffee breaks and lunches will be provided at the conference OR public seminar venues and these are included with the cost of your registration.

In addition, both the welcome and closing dinners will be included, compliments of the Sino Africa Center of Excellence (SACE) Foundation, China House, and a number of other local Chinese organizations and businesses. These dinners will either be held in walking distance OR transportation will be arranged. More information on these is forthcoming.

VISAS & SHOTS
Please check on the visa and immunization requirements entering Kenya from your country. You will be responsible for ensuring that you have all the necessary documents required to enter the country. Please ensure that you give yourself plenty of time to apply for visas.

EMERGENCY CONTACTS
Dr Sam Kamau, The Aga Khan University, Graduate School of Media and Communications
Tel: +254 20 374 0062/63; +254 731 888 055; +254 719 231 530
Email: kamau.samuel@aku.edu

Mr Edwin Kibui Rwigi, Programme Associate, Fahamu
Tel: +254 20 3749346; +254 20 3749347
Email: edwin@fahamu.org

Dr Bob Job Wekesa, CA/AC Research Network and the China-Africa Reporting Project, Wits University
Tel: +254 726434561
Email: bobwekesa@gmail.com OR job.wekesa@wits.ac.za

IMPORTANT DATES
Draft Papers Due: 1 August 2016
Conference dates 18 August (morning only), 19, 20 August 2016
Public Seminar: 18 August (afternoon) 2016
Welcome Dinner- 18 August
Closing Dinner – 20 August
Free evening – 19 August

We are preparing an additional information sheet with further suggestions about security concerns, traffic, and dos & don’ts in Kenya. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at nairobicaac2016@gmail.com.