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7th Conference of Parties Meeting for the Nairobi Convention

10 - 14 December 2012
Maputo, Mozambique

Theme: “Partnering for a Healthy Western Indian Ocean”.

Information for delegates

UNEP Nairobi Convention Secretariat in partnership with the Government of Mozambique, Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA), World Wildlife Fund (WWF), International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), BirdLife International, Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), UNDOALOS, and CORDIO East Africa are pleased to welcome you to Maputo, Mozambique for the following meetings;

  1. Regional Capacity Building workshop under the UN Regular Process for global reporting and assessment of the state of the marine environment, including socio-economic aspects on 6-7 December 2012;
  2. The Sharks Conservation in the Western Indian Ocean Implications on CITES for Fisheries Management on 6-7 December 2012;
  3. COP7 – Science for Policy Workshop 10-11 December 2012;
  4. COP7- Policy makers and Experts Meeting on 12 December 2012; and
  5. COP7 -Heads of Delegations Meeting on 13-14 December 2012;

This information document provides logistical details related to meetings/conference. The delegates are kindly requested to take note of the same.

1. Venue for the Regional Capacity Building Workshop and the Sharks Conservation Workshop on 6-7 December 2012

The meeting venue for the Regional Capacity Building workshop and the Sharks Conservation workshop will be at Hotel Tivoli. The contact details are as per below;

Avda 25 de Setembro 1321
Maputo, Mozambique
P.O Box 340
Tel +258 1 307 600
Fax + 258 1 307 609 
E-mail: sec.tma@tdhotels.com, snreservashtm@tvcabo.co.mz

2. Venue for the Seventh Conference of Parties to the Nairobi Convention on 10-14 December 2012.

 The meeting venue for the Seventh Conference of Parties (COP7) meetings will be at Hotel Avenida. The contact details are as per below;

Av. Julius Nyerere, n.º 627 • 3236 Maputo
Telephone +258 21484400
Fax +258 21499600
E-mail sales@hotelavenida.co.mz
Website: www.tdhotels.com

3. Hotel Reservations

The organizers have made a block booking for all delegates at Tivoli Hotel, Maputo, Mozambique.  A preferential rate has been agreed with the hotel at US$ 128 per night for bed and breakfast. Self-sponsored participants are kindly requested to make their own hotel reservations directly with the hotel. It should be noted that a deposit payable may be required for processing hotel reservations.

The hotel contact person at Hotel Tivoli is;

Ms. Joana Mutambe
Hotel Tivoli
Avda 25 de Setembro 1321
Maputo, Mozambique
P.O Box 340
Tel +258 1 307 600
Fax + 258 1 307 609 
E-mail: sec.tma@tdhotels.com, snreservashtm@tvcabo.co.mz

4. Daily Subsistence Allowance (DSA)

DSA for sponsored participants will be paid in Maputo, Mozambique.

5. Airport Transfers

Airport transfers have been arranged for confirmed delegates at a rate of US$18 equivalent to MZN 500. The service providers will be at the Arrivals lobby holding placard labeled ‘Nairobi Convention’. Delegates are required to settle their taxi charges with the service provider.

6. Transfers from Tivoli Hotel to the Conference Venue (Hotel Avenida)

Transport Services from Tivoli hotel to the Conference venue - Hotel Avenida will be provided at by the organizers from 10-14 December 2012. The shuttle will depart from Tivoli Hotel at 8am every morning and depart from Avenida Hotel, back to Hotel Tivoli at 6pm in the evening.

7. Registration of delegates

All delegates are required to register at the Registration Desk outside the meeting rooms.

8. Badges

Identity badges will be issued to all participants upon registration. All delegates are requested to wear badges at all times.

9. Documentation

Meeting documents have been distributed to the delegates via email.  The documents will also be available at the Nairobi Convention website at http://www.unep.org/NairobiConvention  

10. Time Zone

Mozambique is GMT + 0200 hours.

11. Visas

Delegates are required to make their own arrangements for issuance of entry visa to Mozambique. Delegates should have received invitation letters to enable them process the necessary travel documents.

12. Health

All delegates are advised to carry their yellow fever vaccination certificate.

13. Weather

In December, temperatures in Maputo range between a maximum of 300C (daytime) and a minimum of 210C (evening).

14. Official Language

The official language in Mozambique is Portuguese. However English is widely spoken and understood in hotels and restaurants.

15. Currency, credit cards and banks

The currency in Mozambique is the Metical (MZN). The current exchange rate vis-à-vis the two main international currencies is approximately 28 MZN for one US dollar. Delegates may obtain local currency at foreign exchange bureaus or in local banks.   Visa and Master Credit Cards are widely accepted in major hotels and establishments. However, delegates will need cash for transactions in local shops and supermarkets.

16. Electricity

The voltage and frequency in Maputo, Mozambique is 220 Volts, 50 Hertz as illustrated below. If your appliances plug has a different shape you may need a plug adapter.

For further information regarding the meeting, please contact;
The Nairobi Convention Secretariat
Division of Environmental Policy Implementation, UNEP, 
P.O. Box 30552, Nairobi, Kenya, 
Tel: +254-20-762 2025/1250/5730/3439
Website: www.unep.org/NairobiConvention  
Email: Dixon.Waruinge@unep.org; Doris.Mutta@unep.org; Hellen.Ojiambo@unep.org; and Nancy.Soi@unep.org.


Eng. Mr Alexandre Bartolomeu
Tel: Off: (+258) 21 465622
Tel: Mob: (+258) 829076149 / 847972733
Email: apmb24@yahoo.com.br or apmbart24@gmail.com
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