Register for WACREN 2020

It’s open now; you can register for the WACREN 2020 Conference and the Annual General Meeting slated for March 19 and 20 in Benin chief city – Cotonou. 

There are many exciting things about this year’s event; one of which is, WACREN would commemorate its 10th anniversary. Also, WACREN will officially announce the new NRENs that are now connected to the WACREN backbone, giving the academic community in these countries access to unlimited knowledge for unlimited possibilities. 

Stakeholders of research and education network (REN) across the WACREN region and beyond will gather around the theme ‘Digital Transformation for Development’. Participants are expected to be enlightened as various presenters share research data, experiences and knowledge on topics related to the theme for the event.

Please see the General Schedule for the week of momentous events, beginning from Sunday, March 15 through Friday, March 20, 2020.

Where is it happening?
Hotel Golden Tulip Le Diplomate Cotonou is the venue for the Conference. The negotiated room rate at Golden Tulip is 90,000 FCFA (approximatively 140 EUR or 150 USD), for bed and breakfast.

Alternative hotels

Here is a list of alternative hotels you can chose from for your accommodation:

–        Azalai Hotel Cotonou. Negotiated room rate: 74,500 FCFA. Contact:

–        Novotel Hotel Orisha Cotonou. Negotiated room rate: 95,000 FCFA.

–        Ibis Cotonou Hotel. Negotiated room rate: 51,590 FCFA.

These recommended hotels are close to the airport and provide free transfers.   

WACREN and the local host advise all potentials participants to take personal responsibility for their travel arrangements, including Visa application to travel to Benin.

If you hold a passport from an ECOWAS country, you don’t need a visa to enter Benin.

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