Logistical information for events happening on the ILRI Addis Ababa campus
Campus wiki link: http://ilri-ethiopia.wikispaces.com

Visa requirements to enter Ethiopia for official business

If you are a participant coming to Ethiopia from a country that has an Ethiopian Embassy or an Ethiopian Consulate,
    • send a scanned copy of the bio-data pages of your passport to the workshop organized in ILRI
    • up on receipt of a visa facilitation letter from ILRI, apply for a business visa at the Ethiopian Embassy in your country of residence
    • provide feedback on visa issuance to the workshop organizer
If you are coming from where there is no Ethiopian diplomatic representation and you are holder of the passport of the country of residence:
    • send a scanned copy of the bio-data pages of your passport to the workshop organizer in ILRI;
    • you will receive a scanned copy of the visa authorization letter issued by the Ethiopian Immigrations;
    • Keep a hard copy of the visa authorization when you travel to show the airport authorities if asked about visa.
If you are coming from where there is no Ethiopian diplomatic representation and you are not holding of the passport of the country of residence:
    • send a scanned copy of the bio-data pages of your passport
    • send a scanned copy of the residence permit issued to you by the government of the country of your residence
    • you will receive a scanned copy of the visa authorization letter issued by the Ethiopian Immigrations;
    • keep a hard copy of the visa authorization when you travel to show the airport authorities if asked about visa.

Airport pick up (Airlink)

Travelers will be met at the airport by someone with an 'ILRI' board in the arrivals area.
The company organizing pick up is Airlink; they can be reached at +2510911 14 32 29 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +2510911 14 32 29 end_of_the_skype_highlighting / +251 913 00 2254 ).
Airport transfer rate for two ways is $30.00.

Accommodation:
  • ILRI hostel room rates (USD 85 for standard room and USD100.00 for executive room including breakfast)

Alternative accommodation outside the campus:

Beshale Hotel
http://www.beshalehotel.com/
Call: +251-116478181/ 82/ 83/ 84/ 85/ 86/ 87/ 69
Fax: +251-116478189
Rate: $65.00 p/day (breakfast and taxes)

Top Ten Hotel
http://www.toptenethiopia.com/
+251116464449
+251920551405
Rate: $60.00 p/day (breakfast and taxes)

Solo TE hotel
http://www.solotehotel.com.et/
info@solotehotel.com
+ 251 11 6670021
+251 116 670098
Rate: $65.00 p/day (breakfast and taxes)

During the conference days transport will be arranged from the hotels to the campus each morning and evening.


Cash and currency exchange

The ILRI campus hosts a bank (Wegagen Bank) which can help you change currency. Only US Dollars, euros and British Pounds (and naturally Ethiopian Birrs) are accepted however.

Plugs

Ethiopia uses two-(round)pin plugs as in Europe - see an example here. ILRI does not provide plug adapters so please come prepared.

Weather and other information

The weather is dry and sunny [strong sun!] and chilly at night [bring warm jackets!].

Visit http://ilri-ethiopia.wikispaces.com for more information.