Frequently Asked Questions

Visa regulations depend on your nationality and country of origin, so attendees should familiarize themselves with their country’s specific requirements. General Information regarding visas for foreigners travelling to Ethiopia are provided by the Ethiopian Department for Immigration and Nationality Affairs. It is the responsibility of the participant to obtain a visa, if required.

For more information, please visit the Ethiopian Department for Immigration and Nationality Affairs.

Additionally, please contact your local Embassy / Consulate for full and official instructions on the specific visa regulations and application procedures that apply to you.

If you require a letter from the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, please contact the event host, the Ethiopian National Association of the Blind at attention to Mr. Sultan Esmu with a copy to


Please note that the information provided here is given in good faith, but that the regulations may change and the only authoritative sources of information are the Ethiopian Government websites.

To ensure the most successful and accessible event for all, the Africa Forum will now take place at the Intercontinental Addis Hotel.

We have negotiated exciting room rates at the Intercontinental Addis Hotel situated next to Eilly Hotel as follows:

  • King Deluxe Standard (Single Occupancy) — USD 90.00
  • King Deluxe Standard (Double Occupancy) — USD 115.00
  • Twin Bed Room — USD 120.00

To reserve your room and enjoy these discounted rates, kindly send an e-mail to the address below, making sure that you mention the 7th Africa Forum in the subject line. Be sure to provide your travel details for airport transfers.

Contact Person: Tsigereda Tekle
Contact Number: +251 945-42-48-65

No, a one-day conference registration is not available.

Details will be posted on our website as they are confirmed. A full conference schedule, including conference sessions, will be available on our website soon.

The schedule is forthcoming.

Sponsorship opportunities are limited, so act today. To become a sponsor and for more information, please contact Angela Affran at

The participant list will be sent to registrants after registration has closed.

The Africa Council is unable to assist with travel or registration costs.

A certificate of attendance is available upon request by emailing following the conference.

Registration fees are non-refundable.

The Africa Forum Council is not responsible for problems beyond our control such as weather conditions, campus conditions, travel difficulties, visa problems, health issues, etc. No refunds will be given in these situations.

Please contact for assistance.