Travel and Accommodations

Flights

The main airports in Dakar are Blaise Diagne International Airport (DSS) and Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport (DKR).  More international flights go through DSS.

Travel grants for students, postdocs, research assistants, invited speakers

Flights will be fully funded and will typically be booked through UCL's travel agent.  When your registration for the conference is approved by the organizers, you will receive an email with instructions on how to proceed to book flights.  

Please first check with your group lead before registering.  Because of space and funding limitations, only 2 junior members of a research group may attend the conference if the group lead funds his/her own flight.  If the group lead receives travel funding, then only 1 junior member may attend.  This does not apply to invited speakers or centrally funded MPRU students and postdocs.  Please contact the organizers to explain any exceptional circumstances.

Travel grants for group leads

As travel funding is limited, group leads are encouraged to use their own grant funding to cover flight costs.  Group leads may apply for travel grants from the MPRU on the registration form. 

Because of space and funding limitations, only 2 junior members of a research group may attend the conference if the group lead funds his/her own flight.  If the group lead receives travel funding, then only 1 junior member may attend.  This does not apply to invited speakers or centrally funded MPRU students and postdocs.   Please contact the organizers to explain any exceptional circumstances.

Ground Transportation

The MPRU will arrange ground transportation to/from the airport.

Accommodations

Accommodation (single occupancy) and meals during the conference at the Radisson Blu Dakar Sea Plaza for delegates will be paid for by the MPRU.

Extra Guests

If you bring extra guests, you are responsible for any additional costs. Payment arrangements should be made directly with the hotel. It is also advisable to directly confirm with the hotel your particular room arrangements.

Double occupancy - an extra amount of 14 000 CFA will be charged per room per night
Triple occupancy - an extra amount of 30 000 CFA will be charged per room per night and will include breakfast and extra bed
City tax is an additional 1 000 CFA per person per night