FAQs

The seminar will be held in English and French. Simultaneous translation between the two languages will be provided during the plenaries and for all sessions.
If you would like to take part in the seminar, please contact the African Soil Seminar team at soilseminar@iass-potsdam.de
No, there is no registration fee.
The funded participants are kindly asked to consult with their financing parties on travel and accommodation arrangements. For self-paying participants we would for logistical reasons suggest the Nairobi Safari Club (a shuttle will be provided between this hotel and the seminar venue). Please check for room availability on the hotel website.
Please refer to our Visa Information sheet for further information on obtaining a visa to enter Kenya.

Please pay close attention to the visa categories and check the hyperlinks below to see which category applies to you:

Yellow fever vaccination certificates are required for all travelers over 1 year of age arriving from countries with a risk of yellow fever transmission. There is no malaria in Nairobi, but if you plan to travel outside of Nairobi you may need malaria prophylaxis.
Yes, please write to us at soilseminar@iass-potsdam.de giving us your full name (as it appears in your passport), your address and your intended travel dates, i.e. exact arrival and departure dates and we will be happy to issue you a letter of invitation.
The seminar will take place at the:
World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF Campus)
United Nations Avenue, Gigiri
PO Box 30677-00100
Nairobi, Kenya

From the airport you can take a taxi or ask the hotel of your choice if they offer a shuttle service. Please note that depending on the time of the day you should plan enough time due to the heavy traffic. If you consider using the Public Transport in Nairobi , an escort by a local guide is strongly recommended.

A shuttle between Nairobi Safari Club Hotel and the seminar venue will be provided every morning and every evening, as well as after the conference dinner.
One-way taxi fare from the Jomo Kenyatta International airport might vary from 1.300 to 2.000 KES (12 to 20 USD). The taxi trip from the Wilson airport would cost between 850 and 1.100 KES (8 to 11 USD).
The weather in Nairobi at this time of the year is generally mild and typically dry with fairly hot afternoons and intermittent rain. The temperatures can range between 13 and 24 degrees Celsius. Please click here for the latest weather data from Nairobi.
We would recommend visiting the Nairobi Travel Guide or Hapa Kenya for more information on what to do in Nairobi and Kenya if your schedule permits this.

For general content related questions please contact us at soilseminar@iass-potsdam.de.
If you have logistical questions pertaining to your attendance of the African Soil Seminar please contact our colleague Jana Fasheh.

Asante Sana!

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