2ND ANNUAL
YOUNG AFRICAN LEADERS SUMMIT
2021

Summit date
25th to 27th November 2021

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ACCOMMODATION, ARRIVALS & LOGISTICS

The organizing committee of the Young African Leaders Summit, under the auspices of the Young Global Leaders Network (YGLN) looks forward to welcoming you at the YALS2021! We are thrilled to be hosting you and other emerging leaders from around the world.

You’ll find the following information useful for your participation.

Best Regards

Participants Affairs and Registration Team

Summit Venue:

Visa

You are entreated to check as soon as possible with the Ghana embassy / high commission in your country regarding visa/entry requirements and apply for visa if you require one at least 4 weeks to your arrival. Please use your invitation letter to apply for your visa. We will be happy to provide additional visa support letter if required. Do send us a request if necessary.

Accommodation

The YALS 2021 organising committee has arranged for accommodation for 200 local residents and foreign delegates.

We have 200 accommodations available and is on first pay first serve policy.

 

Foreign delegates are expected to arrive on 24th November 2021.

Resident locals or Ghanaian Residents are expected to arrive at their hotel/hostel on 24th November 2021.

Foreign delegates and resident local delegates are expected to depart by 12:00 GMT of 28th November 2021.

Details of hotels/hostels will be made available a month to the Summit. Please note that accommodation remains unchanged once allocated a room. You can however arrange for your own accommodation. 

Anyone wishing to extend their stay does so on their own budget and arrangements. Delegates will be allocated either a double bedroom (sharing with one other delegate thus 2 in a room) or a single room in either a hostel or hotel. All accommodation facilities are of high standard. 

Airport, Help desk & Protocols

There will be a welcome kiosk and a protocol team to receive foreign delegates at the Kotoka International Airport on 24th November 2021. 

Delegates are to book their air travel into ‘ACC’ which is Accra’s main international airport (Kotoka International Airport).

Transportation

There will be shuttle buses to and from the airport as well as from the hotels/hostels (for those we are accommodating) to the summit auditorium in Accra each day of the summit. 
Schedules and operational information relating to this will be communicated in due time.

Programme

While we will always keep an updated version of the programme on the summit website, you will be receiving comprehensive details at the event.
Depending on your interests, we will assign you to a focused group for our breakout sessions.

Summit Registration Fees Payment and/or Accommodation Fees

All Delegates can pay the summit registration fee and/or accommodation fee by using any of the three (3) payment methods below.

Accreditation and Registration

Once you are accredited to attend the Summit, we will create a personalized participant badge/tag for you. This badge must be always clearly visible for purposes of security and access control to the Summit environments.
You will need a valid government-issued identification to pick up your badge. For example, international attendees could present a passport, a Voter’s, or student’s ID card.

Communications & Socials

The Summit hashtag for social media is #YALS2021. 

Translation

All sessions will be translated simultaneously in two official languages: English and French.
‪Breakout sessions will have assigned interpreters to assist all working groups duly.

Safety, Healthcare and Emergencies

Participants are to note that insurance for medical, travel, or any other purpose, is their responsibility.

Ghana is a safe country, however in the event of any emergency, please seek help.

The Ghana Police Service and the National Ambulance Service will be on-site to provide help in case of security and medical emergencies, respectively.

 

For any other situation at your allocated residential facilities, reach out to your chaperons or the facility manager.

General Information

Currency and Banking

The currency used in Ghana is the Ghana cedi or GH¢ or ¢.

Dress Code

Business casual/African print/T-Shirt is suggested for the Summit, with comfortable footwear. You’re reminded to carry a country flag.

Country Directors

We have appointed Country Directors for each country to provide leadership support, assist with delegates welfare, coordinate, and harmonize travel arrangements within each country.
You may want to reach out to your representative and connect with other delegates from your country. Send them an email. On our website visit the Country Director page.

www.yalsummit.co

Facebook: Young African Leaders Summit#YALS2021YALS2021 or #YALS2021

PARTICIPANTS’ GUIDE

If you have received your invitation letter, this is your place to be.
Otherwise, return to the Register as Delegate 2021 page to apply.

Welcome Message

The organizing committee of the Young African Leaders Summit, under the auspices of the Young Global Leaders Network (YGLN) looks forward to welcoming you at the YALS2021! We are thrilled to be hosting you and other emerging leaders from around the world.

You’ll find the following information useful for your participation.
Best Regards

Participants Affairs and Registration Team

Venue

Accra, Ghana

Visa

You are entreated to check as soon as possible with the Ghana embassy / high commission in your country regarding visa/entry requirements. Please use your invitation letter to apply for your visa. We will be happy to provide a visa support letter if required. Do send us a request if necessary.

Accommodation

The YALS 2021 organising committee has arranged for accommodation for 200 local residents and foreign delegates.

We have 200 accommodation available and is on first pay first serve policy.

Foreign delegates are expected to arrive on 24th November 2021.

Resident locals or Ghanaian Residents are expected to arrive at the hotel/hostel on 24th November 2021.

Foreign and resident local delegates are expected to depart by 12:00 GMT of 28th November 2021.

Details of hotels/hostels will be made available a month to the Summit. Please note that accommodation remains unchanged once allocated a room. You can however arrange for your own accommodation. 

Anyone wishing to extend their stay does so on their own budget and arrangements.

Help desk & Protocols

There will be a welcome kiosk and a protocol team to receive foreign delegates at the Kotoka International Airport on 24th November 2021. 

Transportation

There will be shuttle buses to and from the airport as well as from the hotels/hostels (for those we are accommodating) to the summit auditorium in Accra. 
Schedules and operational information relating to this will be communicated in due time.

Programme

While we will keep an updated version of the programme on the summit website at all times, you will be receiving comprehensive details at the event.
Depending on your interests, we will assign you to a focused group for our breakout sessions.

Summit Registration Fees Payment and/or Accommodation Fees

All Delegates can pay the summit registration fee and/or accommodation fee by using any of the three (3) payment methods below;

To pay by card, click the below link (paying by card is completely safe and easy) –                                                                                                                                                  https://buytickets.at/ygls2020/468723                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Payment can also be made directly by swift or bank transfer or bank deposit into the below bank details:                                                                                                         

Account Name: Young Global Leaders Network LBG                                             

Bank Name: Absa Bank Ghana

Bank Address: J.E.A Mills High Street Accra                                                                 

Branch: Head Office                                                                                                                   

Branch Code: 064                                                                                                             

Account Number (Dollar/USD): 1478946                                                                             

International Swift Code: BARCGHAC

Or pay into our Cedi account

Account Name: Young Global Leaders Network LBG

Bank Name: Absa Bank Ghana

Bank Address: J.E.A Mills High Street Accra

Branch: Ring Road Central

Branch Code: 014

Account Number (Cedi): 1041010

International Swift Code: BARCGHAC

Quote your unique identification number on the pay-in slip. Upon completion of the transaction at your bank, please scan and email to us the Telegraphic Transfer (TT) Receipt signed and stamped by the Bank Teller/Cashier indicating payment made. The receipt should be emailed to summitfees@yalsummit.co or delegate@yalsummit.co. Include your name, unique identification number and country in the message OR Email evidence of payment, together with your name, country and membership number to us via summitfees@yalsummit.co or delegate@yalsummit.co.                                                                                                                                                                                           

Or

Ghanaians or Local Delegates can also pay via our MTN Mobile Money merchant account, using the following procedure:

Dial *170#

Select 2 – Momo Pay & Pay Bill

Select 1 – Momo Pay

Enter Merchant ID – 898616

Enter Amount

Enter Reference

(Your reference is your unique identification number , full name as you registered with, and indicate summit fees).

Enter your PIN

Or

Pay to – 0559025240

Enter Reference

(Your reference is your full name as you registered with and indicate summit fees).

Enter your PIN

If you have any challenges, you can reach out to our financial desk at summitfees@yalsummit.co or delegate@yalsummit.co. 

Accreditation and Registration

Once you are accredited to attend the Summit, we will create a personalized participant badge/tag for you. This badge must be clearly visible at all times for purposes of security and access control to the Summit environments.
You will need a valid government-issued identification to pick up your badge. For example, international attendees could present a passport; a Voter’s or student’s ID card.

Communications & Socials                                                                                                      

The Summit hashtag for social media is #YALS2021. 

Translation                                                                                                                              

All sessions will be translated simultaneously in two official languages: English and French.
‪Breakout sessions will have assigned interpreters to assist all working groups duly.

Safety, Healthcare and Emergencies

Participants are to note that insurance for medical, travel, or any other purpose, is their responsibility.

Ghana is a safe country, however in the event of any emergency, please seek help.

The Ghana Police Service and the National Ambulance Service will be on-site to provide help in case of security and medical emergencies respectively.

For any other situation at your allocated residential facilities, reach out to your chaperons or the facility manager.

General Information

Currency and Banking

The currency used in Ghana is the Ghana cedi or GH¢ or ¢.

Dress Code

Business casual/African print/T-Shirt is suggested for the Summit, with comfortable footwear. You’re reminded to carry a country flag.

Country Directors

We have appointed Country Directors for each country to provide leadership support, assist with delegates welfare, coordinate and harmonize travel arrangements within each country.
You may want to reach out to your representative and connect with other delegates from your country. Send them an email. On our website visit the Country Director page.

www.yalsummit.co

Facebook: Young African Leaders Summit#YALS2021YALS2021 or #YALS2021