Dakar, Senegal, 23-25 November 2016
Your contact person for logistical issues is:
Mobile number: +221 77 654 09 30
Mobile number: +221 33 865 60 00
Please contact any of the above for questions or inquiries on logistics.
The school and WSGIP meeting will take place in ERNAM school
located in the airport compound in Dakar.
We have booked rooms at the ERNAM facilities. There is also an option to stay at Onomo Hotel
located within walking distance.
Standard room with air conditioning (book through the organizing committee)
15 000 Fcfa *breakfast NOT included
Standard room (book online
)65 000 Fcfa
*breakfast : 6 000 Fcfa
Transport from Hotel to ERNAM and Onomo
Even though these two sites are located within the compound of the airport there will be a pick up to take you to these places. It will be located after the baggage collection with a sign announcing the venue.
Although it is winter time, the weather in Dakar is relatively mild. In November temperatures in Dakar are between 23.1 and 29.7 degrees Celsius. Rainfall is very rare with an average of 0.2mm.
The Senegalese electricity supply is 220/230 volts AC 50 Hz. Electrical adapters can be arranged on request but it is advisable for participants to bring their own universal plugs.
Bank and Currency
The currency in Dakar is Franc CFA (XOF) 1 US dollar is approximately 550 XOF. If you need to exchange money, please do so in the arrivals lounge of the Airport, at the bank or at the hotel. For the currency exchange rates, please check online. Banks are open from Monday to Friday, from 08:30 to 16:30 with a break from 12:30 to 15:00 during weekdays and 8.30 -11.30 on Saturday. The main banks in Senegal are SGBS (Societe generale), BICIS (Paris bas), and in down town also CityBank. Major cards are accepted eg Visa cards and Master Cards.
Please note that Yellow Fever vaccination certificate is required for many travellers entering Senegal. Please check this when applying for your entry visa or check if your country is listed for yellow fever control.