The call for submission of abstracts is now closed. More information about the abstract submission themes can be found here.
3rd Annual Agriculture, Nutrition & Health (ANH) Academy Week
25th – 29th June 2018, Kempinski Hotel, Accra, Ghana
Thank you for your interest in the 3rd Annual ANH Academy Week. We have developed responses to your FAQs below. Hopefully, you will find an answer to your question here. If your query is not answered, please email email@example.com for more information. The list of FAQs and responses will be updated regularly.
Frequently Asked Questions
The submission of abstracts has now closed. An expert panel is currently reviewing all submissions and will decide on whether an abstract is selected for an oral presentation or a poster session. All successful oral and poster presenters will be notified by email during the week of 19th March 2018.
The ANH-Academy Week logistic team have negotiated discount rates for selected hotels. Please note that you may find cheaper rates online.
|Hotel||Distance from conference venue||Approximate rate (USD pp/pn)||Booking code||Website|
|Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City||0km - ANH Academy Week venue||
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|Accra City Hotel||1.1km (6 min drive, 14 min walk)||160||AGRNUTJUN18||Link|
|Central Hotel Ridge Branch||1.7km (7 min drive, 22 minwalk)||80 - 90||ANH-Academy Week||Link|
|Afia African Village||1.8km (9 min drive, 18 min walk)||130||Link|
|African Regent||10km (31 min drive)||130||Link|
|Prestige Suites||2.1km (9 min drive, 26 min walk)||80||ANH-Academy Week||Link|
|Cuddles Plus Apartments||2.4km (10 min drive, 28 min walk)||87||Link|
|Alisa Hotel (Ridge) (Swiss Spirit)||2.6km (9 min drive, 30 min walk)||130||Link|
|Grand View Hotel||2.7km (15 min drive 30 min walk)||36||Link|
|Frankie's Foods and Rooms||2.8km (10 min drive, 32 min walk)||95||Link|
|Greenfield Hotel||2.9km (9 min drive, 36 min walk)||45||Link|
|Tang Palace||6.1km (21 min drive)||176||Link|
|La Paradise Inn||6.5 km (18 min drive, 1 hour walk)||100||Conf18||Link|
|Best Western Premier||6.7km (24 min drive)||98||Link|
|Holiday Inn hotel, Accra airport||8.4km (30 min drive)||180||Link|
|His Majesty's Hotel||8.6km (25 min drive)||106||Link|
|Golden Tulip Hotel||8.7km (27 min drive)||161||Link|
|Fiesta Royale||8.8km (43 min drive)||134||Link|
|Labadi Beach hotel||8.9km (22 min drive)||210||Link|
|Movenpick Ambassador Hotel||850m (5min drive, 11 min walk)||243||Link|
This year there will be a nominal fee of GBP55 (approx. USD75) for all participants. This fee applies when registering for any part of the week – Learning Labs, Research Conference, or both - and the proceeds will contribute in a small way to the overall running costs of the five-day event. The funds will be partially used to support travel bursaries for speakers from developing countries and to provide informal networking opportunities for attendees.
Once you have completed the registration form, follow the link provided in the confirmation email, which will take you to the e-payment page. Your registration will not be considered complete until payment is received or special arrangements are made. If you are able to attend but foresee a major problem with paying the registration fee, please contact us directly at ANH-Academy@lshtm.ac.uk(link sends e-mail). We will do our best to mitigate any problems on a case by case basis.
The ANH Academy is offering a limited number of bursaries to selected oral or poster presenters from developing countries, to contribute towards travel costs and accommodation. Applicants who expressed an interest in applying for a bursary have been sent information via email. The deadline for applying for a bursary was the 7th March 2018. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their bursary application via email during the week of 19 March 2018.
Abstracts for the Research Conference part of the week were called under the following themes:
Note: Gender and equity are crosss-cutting theme
The structure of the Academy Week is:
25-26 June: Learning Labs
27-29 June: Research Conference
You will need to obtain a Business Visa if you plan to attend the event and you are not from Ghana or one of the following exempt countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cote D'Ivoire, Kenya, Lesotho, The Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Nambia, Niger, Nigera, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, Trindad and Tobago, Uganda and Zimbabwe.
For additional information about visas, please see the following resources:
On the day
If you are not attending the event you can follow the conversation on Twitter using our Twitter hashtag - #ANH2018. Our Twitter handle is@IMMANA_res. Some sessions will also be livestreamed and all resources will be available via our website.
If you are attending the event, you can interact with other participants by downloading our ANH Academy Week event app from the App Store or Google Play. Details for downloading the App will be emailed to all registrants prior to the conference.
Yes, a selection of the talks will be live streamed during the conference. The livestream will be accessible from our website once the event starts on June 25th. All talks will be recorded and made available via our website along with presentation slides and other useful resources.
Yes, you can use Kempinski Hotel's wireless internet connection. You can collect the Wi-Fi details from our reception area on the day of the event.
Yes, The Academy Week has been heavily oversubscribed in the past. But, we have a limited number of places for members of the press. Please contact ANH-Academy@lshtm.ac.uk(link sends e-mail) if you would like to request a press seat, including in the email the name of your organization, how many people would like to attend and on which programme or newspaper section you are planning to cover the Academy Week. Please note that press seats are allocated at least 24 hours before each event and will be allocated on a first come, first served bases.
Information about Accra
Getting around the city:
- Taxis are plentiful in Accra and can be hailed directly from the street. They are unmetered, so be prepared to negotiate the fare before getting into the vehicle.
- Shared minibus taxis travel along set routes around the city. They are the cheapest and most popular means of getting around Accra.
- The main airport is Kotoka International Airport and served by the major international airlines.
- Taxis are the best option for getting to the city centre and can usually be found in the car park outside the arrival exit. The journey to the city centre can take anything between 30 minutes and an hour, depending on traffic.
- The Ghanaian Cedi is the currency in Ghana (GHS) which is divided into 100 pesewas. The symbol is GH₵. 1 USD = 4.48 GHS (as of 13 March).
- Foreign currency can be exchanged at any forex bureau as well as at some commercial banks. Banks and foreign exchange facilities are available at the airport and in all major towns.
- Use all your Cedis while you are in Ghana as you may not use then once you left. It is advisable to keep currency exchange receipts in order to be able to re-exchange when departing.
- Banking hours are usually from 8:30am to 3:00pm Monday to Friday, and most large commercial banks ATMs located outside, although only limited amount of Cedis can be drawn at a time.
- The best currencies to bring are US dollars, British Pounds or Euros as other currency exchanged rates are poor
- Electrical current is 230 volts, 50Hz. Both round and flat three – pronged plugs are commonly used.
- The climate of Ghana is tropical and there are two main seasons: the wet and the dry seasons. Accra experiences its rainy season from April to July. The tropical climate of Ghana is relatively mild for its latitude.
- The international dialling code for Ghana is +233. The outgoing code is 00 followed by the relevant country code (e.g. 0044 for the UK). Accra city code is 0302.
- If you travel with an unlocked GSM mobile phone, you will be able to easily obtain a SIM card for a local network in Ghana. This is much cheaper than roaming on your own network.
- The official language in Ghana is English, but there are more than 80 spoken languages in the country. Among the most used Ghanaian languages are Twi, Ewe, Dagbani, and Ga.