Kenya - Africa Regional Conference

June 4 & 5, 2018

General Information
Venue & Accommodations
Transportation
Registration


Creating Safe Spaces for Children

This two-day conference is CSPN's first Africa based regional conference!  The Child Safety Protection Network is opening this conference to non-members who are in agreement with its goals.    

The abuse of children is a global problem: but addressing the risk factors, causes and contributing factors requires an understanding of national child protection mechanisms and local cultural contexts. 

Prevention is always better than cure!  This conference will contain plenaries and workshops which look at how Africa- based organisations can fulfil their responsibilities to reduce risk to children.  Plenaries will look at where the continent of Africa fits into the global picture of child abuse. Workshops will include topics such as the role of churches and faith-based organisations; effective screening of volunteers and recruits; the protection of vulnerable children in orphanages, projects and institutions;  and developing grassroots, low cost interventions that can reduce the risks of abuse and harm.

We are inviting anyone who is working in Africa or in an Africa focused mission agency, NGO's that include children, or work with children, and/ or International Christian schools. If you would like to interact with others who are committed to reducing risks to children then we believe you will find this conference very helpful. 

This conference is for those who meet all three of these criteria:

  • working in child-focused institutions or organisations in Africa
  • who have an active interest in the protection of children
  • who are wanting to build their capacity to safeguard children in their organisation 
This will be a high demand conference and numbers are limited. We want to ensure that each delegate gains maximum benefit for attendance. Please fill in the registration form.  You will be asked to explain your reasons for wanting to attend. Your payment will be refunded if the Conference committee consider that your application does not meet the requirements.
 

Dates & Times

This year’s Africa’s Regional Conference will be taking place at the Brackenhurst Conference Centre in Limuru, Kenya. The conference will start Monday, June 4th at 8 am and end at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, June 5th

Venue and Accommodations

Meeting Location
The Regional Conference will be taking place at the Brackenhurst Conference Center in Limuru, Kenya.

Brackenhurst Conference Center
P.O. Box 32
00217, Limuru, Kenya

http://brackenhurst.com/home
(+254) 20 201 4092
(+254) 20 201 3162

Room & Board
Brackenhurst Conference Center will be hosting us. The room and meals cost are a standard $68 per person per night for a double room and $89 for a single. For those who want to commute there is a day meal package that covers a morning and afternoon tea and lunch for $28 per person per day. All meals will take place at Brackenhurst.

Please note: Towels are provided but not wash cloths. They sometimes have long power outages in the rooms at night so you may wish to bring a flashlight even though there are candles in the rooms.


Travel Information

Visa Information
Each participant must apply for a visa prior arriving in Kenya. You are able to apply for your 3 month visitor’s visa by going to this link: https://accounts.ecitizen.go.ke/visitor-registration-success

Please Note:

  1. Visa processing fee is non-refundable.
  2. All Visa Applications attract a $1 Service Charge.
  3. A visa to Kenya once approved and issued is valid for travel within 3 months.
  4. Incomplete applications will be rejected.
  5. The possession of a visa is not the final authority to enter the Republic of Kenya.
  6. Engaging in any form of business or employment without a requisite permit or pass is an offence.
  7. Please note that a visa is required prior to entry into Kenya.
  8. Please Note Children sixteen (16) year and Below are exempted from visa payment and are not expected to make visa application.
  9. In the event of lapse during payment please do not re-apply, contact the administrator on dis@immigration.go.ke.
  10. HOLDERS OF TRAVEL DOCUMENTS (NOT A NATIONAL PASSPORT) SHOULD NOT MAKE EVISA APPLICATIONS, THEY SHOULD APPLY TO THE DIRECTOR OF IMMIGRATION SERVICES THROUGH THE NEAREST KENYA MISSION.

Transport from Airport to Hotel
The airport you will fly into is Jomo Kenyatta International airport in Nairobi. It is about a 90-minute drive from the airport to the Brackenhurst Center. The Brackenhurst Conference Center does have a shuttle. The cost has already be calculated into the registration fee. Please note that if you would like to ride by shuttle you may need to be willing to wait for others to arrive in order to all be picked up together. Please enter your flight information when you register so we are able to schedule the shuttle pickups.

If you wish, you can to make your own way to Brackenhurst by taxi. It will cost around $100. There are several licensed taxi drivers at arrivals, with official booths where you can arrange a ride.


Other Helpful Information
You will need proof of yellow fever vaccination for entry to Kenya. Malaria is endemic to Kenya, so ensure you have some prophylactic cover. Malarone, larium or doxycline are the most common drugs of choice, but check with your own travel clinic or doctor for advice.

The exchange rate is approx $1=103.7 Kenyan shillings. ATMs are available at the airport but occasionally do not work. There are plenty of Bureau de Change offices at the airport, so changing money on arrival is not a problem.

Bring a cell phone “unlocked” and buy a Kenyan SIM card for it on arrival.  They’re cheap and you can buy a pay- as- you go voucher

It is pleasantly warm in Nairobi in June- with 25c temperatures during the day time and down to 18c at night. Brackenhurst will be cooler. Bring light clothes, a bit warmer layers for night, and waterproofs/umbrella.

Bring mosquito repellent and long sleeved clothes for the evenings.

Internet is widely available in Kenyan hubs, but out of town can be unreliable. If you have a lap-top you can connect it (broadband even Wi-Fi) at most cafes. Brackenhurst has an internet café.

Drink bottled water - not tap water. Use bottled water for brushing your teeth.

Use common safety sense. Be aware of pickpockets in town; don’t have expensive gadgets on show.

Tipping is not customary, but salaries are low, small gratuities for good service are very much appreciated.


Registration

Early Bird Registration until February 1st, 2018 US $105
Standard Registration February 1st, 2018 – May 7th, 2018 US $125
Room & Board per person per night - Double Room US $68
Room & Board per person per night - Single Room US $89
Commuting Meal Package per day US $28

 
Please note that the registration slot is only held when payment is received.  Payment is expected within two weeks of registration or registration may be cancelled. The cancellation fee is $100. Registration can be transferred to another individual for a fee of $50.

Payment can be made by credit card at the time of registration or by check made out to CSPN and mailed to:

Child Safety Protection Network
7255 W. Camp Wisdom Road
Dallas TX, 75236-5623, USA

Please note that you should receive a confirmation email once your registration is complete. If you do not receive one, please contact CSPN's administrative Assistant at adminassist@childsafetyprotectionnetwork.org.

Please note that this registration will only be for the Africa Regional Conference. If you are from a CSPN member organization and want to also attend the RTT you are able to register for both through the Kenya Response Team Training registration.

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