|Delegate registration:||10.00-3.00 Tuesday 14 May 2013|
|Opening ceremony:||17.00 Tuesday 14 May 2013|
|Conference sessions:||Wednesday 15 - Friday 17 May 2013|
|CLGF General Meeting:||Friday 17 May 2013|
Delegates should arrive in Uganda by Tuesday 14 May and register between 10.00 and 3.00 at Munyonyo Commonwealth Conference Centre, Kampala, Uganda where you will be given your delegate pack. There will be a late registration at the conference centre from 08.00-09.00 on Wednesday 15 May
Please ensure that you book in advance and register each person attending as part of your delegation so that we can ensure that a delegate pass is ready for each person when they arrive at the conference. See the registration section here. The delegate accreditation pass will be required for security purposes and you may not be allowed to attend without it. You will be responsible for looking after your pass and must wear it at all times in the conference centre. Conference fees should be paid in advance (see payment details on the invoice).
Your registration will only be confirmed when you have paid the delegate fee.
Teas and coffees will be provided throughout the conference. Lunch will be provided on the three conference days, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Breakfast and other meals are not included in the conference fee – apart from the Carnival evening (dinner) on Wednesday 15 May – this is included in your conference fee.
There will be a helpdesk at the Conference Centre throughout the conference and business facilities will be available at the centre. Details will be in your conference pack. The majority of the conference hotels have business services facilities on-site. There are also some internet cafes in the city.
Accompanying persons, including spouses, must register if they wish to attend the social events. An accompanying person who would like to attend the dinner or other social events can register as an accompanying person for a payment of £125 in advance. Any accompanying persons who wish to attend the conference sessions must be registered as full delegates.
Some of the major tourist attractions in Uganda include: Source of the Nile, Namugongo Martyrs Shrine, The Bahai Temple, Uganda National Museum, Uganda Wildlife Educational Centre (UWEC) and Reptile Village in Entebbe. Sightseeing tours for delegates and accompanying persons can be booked through Captain Safaris. Email: email@example.com Tel: +256 715 938788. There is a charge for these tours.
Delegates are responsible for their own travel to Kampala, including paying for flights and other travel. Entebbe International airport is approx. 30 minutes from the centre of Kampala. There are direct flights from Europe and regional flights from Kenya and Tanzania. You can also catch a long-distance bus from Kenya and Rwanda. There will be a Commonwealth Local Government Conference 2013 Helpdesk at the airport to help direct you to a free shuttle service provided by the Government of Uganda. Taxi services are also available from the airport
Whilst in Kampala – the preferred taxi firm is KKG Transporters Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 0776 941 497, 0712 941 497.
Please ensure that your passport and visa, if required, is in order.
Kampala has a selection of hotels. We have designated 4 hotels as the main conference hotels which are a range of prices.
CLGF has negotiated preferential rates at the following hotels:
(inclusive of breakfast, tax and transport to venue if necessary)
Further information on accomodation be found at http://www.clgc2013.org/accommodation/
The weather in Kampala is warm most of year, except the two rainy seasons which are from March to May and from the end of September to January. It is advisable to bring an umbrella, some rainwear - just in case. Smart, semi-formal lightweight cotton or linen clothes are recommended during the conference and more formal clothing/ traditional dress is suitable for social events.
Currency: The currency of Uganda is Uganda Shilling (USh) although the US Dollar is also widely accepted. (USh 1=100 cents)
For most purposes its best to have a supply of 1000, 5000 and a few 10,000 notes available. Coins aren't much use in hotels and shops, but you may be able to use them in markets and stalls. The 10,000 and 1,000 Shilling notes look remarkably similar in half light and when they are grubby, so it's advisable to check your change carefully. Hotels and major shops will often price items in US dollars as well as Shillings, and either currency will be accepted. Dollars cash can be exchanged for Shillings in areas where travelers' cheques are not accepted, so it can be useful to carry a few for emergencies.
A 18% tax is added to almost all bills so often you will be paying more than the price you see.
We advise you to take out medical insurance and insurance for your travel: the conference organisers (CLGF) do not take responsibility for health or travel insurance.
Luganda is widely spoken in Uganda although English is the official national language.
You will need a 3 square pin plug to connect your laptop or other electronic device to the local power supply.
The time zone in Kampala is GMT + 03:00 hour
A service charge of around 5 per cent is normally added to bills. Check when making any bookings as to what charges apply.
Study visits in and around Kampala will be organised on 18 May. Please contact us on email@example.com if you would like further details. There will be a limited number of places available and any additional expenses occurred (e.g. travel and accommodation) must be paid for by the delegate.
General inquiries about the conference
CLGF Contact: Tel: +44 20 7389 1490; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org