Planning Your Trip
- Travelling to Accra
Accra International Conference Center (AICC), the venue for the 2019 WAIHS is located in Accra, the Capital City of the Republic of Ghana.
Though the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) offers Visa on Arrival at the country’s entry points to nationals of most African countries and those from countries where Ghana has no mission or consulate, it is strongly recommended that all participants acquaint themselves with the visa requirements before embarking on the trip. ECOWAS nationals do not need visa to visit Ghana for periods not exceeding 90 days. Passport holders of other countries, should kindly contact the Summit Secretariat for assistance with the visa processes after registration.
For more information on Visa requirements to the Republic of Ghana, visit Ghana Immigration Service website at www.ghanaimmigration.org
- Flights to Accra
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- Accommodation in Accra
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- Weather in Accra
The weather in Accra is a tropical savanna type with hot semi-arid climate and very little variation in temperature all year round. The average daily mean temperature in Accra in the month of February is 27.7 degrees Celsius.
- Mobile Communication and Internet Connectivity
There are a number of continental mobile network operators operating in Ghana. These include MTN, Vodafone, AirtelTigo and Glo. International roaming services are available across the networks making it possible for you to stay connected with your base, whiles in Accra.
Should you however wish to acquire a local SIM card, our grounds staff will be available to assist you.
- Accra International Conference Center
The Accra International Conference Center is perhaps the most popular venue in Accra where large events are held.
It is located in the Christiansborg area in Accra and is close to a number of important locations, such as the Parliament of Ghana, the Accra Sports Stadium, the Independence Arch and the Black Star Square. Situated in Ghana’s capital, with ready access to Kotoka International Airport and first-class hotels, the multi-purpose conference centre has a 6,000-person capacity and it’s under the management of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration.
Of six conference halls, the main seats 1,600 people; there are also two committee halls accommodating 205 persons each and three meeting halls (each accommodating approximately 50 delegates). In addition, a press centre keeps delegates in touch, both for transmission of conference news and reception of information; this plus audio facilities for simultaneous translation in five languages.
The Accra International Conference Centre was built in 1991 to host the Tenth Ministerial Meeting of the Non-Aligned Movement. It has since hosted major conferences and summits by U.N. organisations, such as the World Health Organisation, the Food and Agriculture Organisation, as well as regional organisations such as ECOWAS.
For large-scale conferences, seminars, business meetings and prestigious social events, there is no finer venue. The Accra International Conference Centre is a centre of attention for everyone doing business in West Africa. The Centre is the venue of choice where the all leading buyers and exhibitors of the world convene. An entrusted platform in Accra and has made a giant leap in exhibition industry in Ghana.
- Places to Visit in Accra
As the capital city of Ghana, Accra can boast of rich history with a number of tourist sites and national monuments most of which are within the enclave of the AICC, the venue for the 2019 Summit. Below are some of the recommended places to visit whiles in the city:
- The Independence Square
- Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum and Memorial Park Road
- National Theatre
- Osu Castle
- WEB Dubois Memorial Centre
- Labadi Beach
- Artists Alliance Gallery
- Makola Market (the biggest market in Accra)
- And many more others