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New! useful arrival & other logistical information downloadable here ==>File:Information Sheet for the Week on Agricultural Innovation in Africa.pdf

Venues for the various events taking place during WAIA

Meeting Date Venue & Accomodation
CLIC-SR annual meeting 25 May Desmond Tutu Conference Centre, Nairobi Westlands
LINEX-CCA annual meeting 25 May as above
Prolinnova Oversight Group (POG) meeting 26 May as above
JOLISAA Consortium final global meeting G3 26–28 May as above
Prolinnova International Partners Workshop (IPW) 27–28 May as above
Innovation Platforms writeshop 27–29 May International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) campus, Nairobi
Eastern African Farmer Innovation Fair (EAFIF) 28–29 May KARI National Laboratories, Kabete, Waiyaki Way, Nairobi-Westlands
International Workshop on Agricultural Innovation
Systems in Africa (AISA)
29–31 May first at KARI National lab (Wed 29 pm) then at
KCB Leadership Centre, Nairobi-Karen


Note: All accommodations for the above events, except the Innovation Platforms Writeshop, are being booked through the WAIA secretariat - contact Teresiah Ng'ang'a ([twnganga@gmail.com] / [prolinnovake@gmail.com]) or Ann Gakio ([anngakio@gmail.com]). You will be accommodated at the same venue where the events you are attending will be held.

  • Desmond Tutu Conference Centre

All African Council of Churches (AACC) Guesthouse Waiyaki Way, Nairobi-Westlands, Kenya Tel: +254 20 4440224 / 4442215 Fax: +254 20 4443241 / 4445835 Email: reservations@aacc-guesthouse.comuse.com Website:[http:%20http:aacc-guesthouse.com/| http://aacc-guesthouse.com/]

Room rates: about 80 € / person (single room) for room + full board Possible modes of payment: Mastercard, Visa, cash (K sh, € , US $ , British pound)

NOTE to AISA pax: if you arrive in Nairobi before May 29, some of you may be housed here, before moving to KCB on the 29t: this will depend on whether you are supposed to meet and work with participants already in Nairobi for previous WAIA events... Any doubts? let us know!

  • KCB Leadership Centre

Nairobi-Karen, Kenya Tel: +254 20 3505178/79-83 Fax: +254 20 3505174
 Email [leadershipcentre@kcb.co.ke] Website: [[1]]

Room rates: about 75 € / person (single room) for room + full board Possible modes of payment: cash (K sh, € , US $ , British pound) (There is an ATM on-site!)


Airport transfers These are being pre-arranged by the WAIA secretariat with FcM Travel, a reliable private taxi company for all events.

International travelers who have indicated they require this service will be picked up from the airport and brought back there by FcM, whose staff will be waiting for you in the arrival hall (just after you have passed through customs) with a WAIA sign mentioning the name(s) of the passenger(s) to be picked up. If for some reason you do not see this sign, go to the Charleston JKIA (FcM) office in the airport or call them under the number 0720 235819 available 24 hours a day.

Please ensure all information on the voucher is correct: name, number of passengers and where you have been dropped off. Self-sponsored participants will be required to reimburse the WAIA organising committee based on an average negotiated fee (about KSh 1500 or € 15), which is lower than the standard commercial fare.

To arrange for your transfers, please contact Ann Gakio ([anngakio@gmail.com])

Flight bookings Teresiah Ng’ang’a and Ann Gakio are coordinating the flight bookings. If the WAIA office has arranged your flights, please contact one of them for any queries you may have. Other participants will need to deal directly with their travel agencies or their airlines.

Travel in Nairobi Shuttle buses between the venues for EAFIF and AISA will be provided free of charge courtesy of KARI

For further information

The table below lists the key contact persons for the various events For any generic information regarding logistics in general , the main contact persons for general information will be Teresiah Ng’ang’a (Prolinnova–Kenya), Amos Thiong’o (Agri-ProFocus Kenya), Makonge Righa (World Neighbors) and Dr. Geoffrey Kamau (KARI). Should you not be able to reach any of them, other members of the WAIA organising committee (see Annex I) or the Prolinnova–Kenya Secretariat (see Annex II) will be able to direct or assist you accordingly.

Event Contact person
CLIC-SR Makonge Righa (jrigha@wn.org)
LINEX-CCA Makonge Righa (jrigha@wn.org)
POG Chesha Wettasinha (c.wettasinha@etcnl.nl) & Ann Waters-Bayer (waters-bayer@web.de)
JOLISAA G3 Bernard Triomphe (bernard.triomphe@cirad.fr)
Prolinnova International Partners Workshop (IPW) Wim Hiemstra (w.hiemstra@etcnl.nl) & Ann Waters-Bayer (waters-bayer@web.de)
Innovation Platforms writeshop Peter Ballantyne (p.ballantyne@cgiar.org)
Eastern African Farmer Innovation Fair (EAFIF) Amos Thiong’o (a.thiongo@agri-hubkenya.com)
International Workshop on Agricultural Innovation
Systems in Africa (AISA)
Bernard Triomphe (bernard.triomphe@cirad.fr)

For all further information, contact: Teresiah Ng’ang’a, WAIA Secretariat ([twnganga@gmail.com] / [prolinnovake@gmail.com])