If you have received your invitation letter, this is your place to be.
Otherwise, return to the REGISTRATION page to apply.
The organizing committee of the Young African Leaders Summit, under the auspices of the Young Politicians and Leaders Network (YPLN) looks forward to
welcoming you at the YALS2019! We are thrilled to be hosting you and other emerging leaders from around the world.
You’ll find the following information useful for your participation.
Participants Affairs Team
Accra Digital Centre,
Adjacent State Housing Company, Ring Road
Digital Address: GA-174-3217
Map View: https://goo.gl/zGKPR2
You are entreated to check as soon as possible with the Ghana embassy / high
commission in your country regarding visa/entry requirements. Please use your
invitation letter to apply for your visa. We will be happy to provide a visa
support letter if required. Do send us a request if necessary.
Countries that do NOT require a visa to enter Ghana:
Members of ECOWAS countries
Egypt — visas to be obtained at the High Commissions before embarkation
Holders of passport of Regional Economic Communities in Africa and the African
Economic Community as well as the United Nations and its specialised agencies.
The World Bank
African Development Bank
Visa on Arrival
The Ghana Immigration Service has introduced this visa policy to cater for
persons who travel at short notice from countries where Ghana has no mission or
consulate. Click here to check requirements
The YALS2019 organising committee has arranged for accommodation for local
residents and foreign delegates.
Our partner Hotel facilities are located at
Spintex Road, Accra.
Foreign delegates are expected to arrive on 21st November.
Resident locals are expected to arrive on 22nd
Foreign and resident local delegates are
expected to depart by 12:00 GMT of 24th November.
Anyone wishing to extend their stay does so on their own budget and
arrangements. Our chaperons will be available to assist duly.
Help desk & Protocols
There will be a welcome kiosk and a protocol team to receive foreign delegates
at the Kotoka International Airport on 21st November 2019.
There will be shuttle buses to and from the airport as well as from the hotels
to the Accra Digital Centre.
Schedules and operational information relating to this will be communicated in
While we will keep an updated version of the programme on the summit website at
all times, you will be receiving comprehensive details at the event.
Depending on your interests, we will assign you to a focused group for our
break out sessions.
Conference Fees Payment
Accreditation and Registration
Once you are accredited to attend the Summit, we will create a personalized
participant badge/tag for you. This badge must be clearly visible at all times
for purposes of security and access control to the Summit environments.
You will need a valid government-issued identification to pick up your badge.
For example, international attendees could present a passport; Ghanaians could
present a Voter’s or student’s ID card.
Communications & Socials
The Summit hashtag for social media is #YALS2019 — we’ll see you on all the platforms!
You may have access to Wifi at the Accra Digital Centre. Connection information
will be provided onsite.
Foreign participants will be given pre-registered MTN SIM cards for use.
Carrier charges will be borne by users. Our help desks will be available to assist.
The country dialing code is +233.
If you wish to have a pre-event artwork designed in your name and photo, click
All sessions will be translated simultaneously in two official languages:
English and French.
Break out sessions will have assigned interpreters to assist all working groups duly.
Safety, Healthcare and Emergencies
Participants are to note that insurance for medical, travel, or any other purpose, is their responsibility.
Ghana is a safe country, however in the event of any emergency, please seek help.
The Ghana Police Service and the National Ambulance Service will be on-site to provide help in case of security and medical emergencies respectively.
For any other situation at your allocated residential facilities, reach out to your chaperons or the facility manager.
Accra’s daily temperature in late November typically ranges between 25 to 32 degrees Celsius. Participants can check the weather forecast for up to date
information and alerts.
Currency and Banking
The currency used in Ghana is the Ghana cedi. Currency exchange institutions will have the most up-to-date exchange rates. Major credit cards are widely accepted, and foreign money can be exchanged at banks or at the Kotoka International Airport.
Business casual/African print is suggested for the Summit, with comfortable footwear. You’re reminded to carry a country flag.
We have appointed liaison officers for each country to provide leadership support, assist with delegates welfare, coordinate and harmonize travel arrangements within each country.
After we have published their contact details, you may want to reach out to your representative and connect with other delegates from your country.