Date

6th - 8th December 2023

Location

Kampala - Uganda

Venue

Sheraton Kampala

Speakers

5 Professional Speakers

About the conference

From 6th -8th December 2023, International Conference for Women Birders (IC4WB) will be held in Uganda. The conference will be hosted in the Ugandan Capital City – Kampala. Bird watching is currently one of the biggest and fastest growing outdoor activities globally worth billions of dollars, a great deal for conservation of threatened birds and realistic tool for women and youth livelihood improvement and job creation.

This conference is organized to provide an international opportunity for women birders, conservation researchers, wildlife management practitioners and other interested actors in line bird watching, conservation and women empowerment.

Uganda Women Birders
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Register

All participants attending the conference personally have to register

CONFERENCE FEES

  • 1 day attendance – $50 (+Lunch)

  • 2 days attendance – $100 (+Lunch)

  • 3 days attendance – $150 (+Lunch)

  • Additional ticket for final dinner – $50

Travel Information

Uganda is an East African country that shares borders with Kenya, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, and Tanzania. The capital city of Kampala has a population of over 1.5 million people. Uganda’s diverse landscape includes mountains, forests, and lakes, with Lake Victoria being the largest tropical lake in the world. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is home to almost half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas. Despite facing challenges such as poverty and political instability, Uganda has made significant progress in areas like education and healthcare. With over 50 indigenous languages spoken, Uganda has a rich cultural heritage. The country is also a leading destination for birdwatching enthusiasts, thanks to its extensive network of site guides. Uganda is a must-visit location for those interested in wildlife, culture, and natural beauty.

The conference will take place at the Sheraton Hotel Kampala. The hotel is offering special rates for accommodation, which can be reserved through Diana Kobusingye at diana.kobusingye@sheratonkampala.com

For other hotels in and around Kampala, please visit www.visitkampala.net.

Conference Tours

Pre and post-conference tours are available ranging from one day to 14 days or more. These tours include experiences such as Gorilla and Chimpanzee tracking, birding the Albertine rift endemics, Shoebill excursion, and cultural tours. Some of the tour packages are featured on the first pages of the website. To reserve a tour or excursion, please contact one of the following: info@birduganda.com or admin@ugasaf.org

Accessibility

For international travelers, Uganda can be accessed through Entebbe International airport, which is serviced by several airlines including Emirates, Rwanda Air, KLM, Qatar Airlines, Ethiopian Airlines, and Egypt air.

On Arrival in Uganda

Upon arrival, proceed to immigrations and be prepared to show your COVID certificate and Yellow Fever certificate. You are expected to have applied for the visa online at Visas in Uganda

After immigrations, collect your luggage and proceed to a bag screening machine. Drop your bag and the machine will clear it before proceeding to the arrival area. If you have not arranged transportation, there are airport taxis available. Proceed to their office and hire one. The Sheraton Hotel Kampala is located about 40km north of Entebbe, and can take up to 30 minutes via express road. The cost may range from $40 to $100 depending on the time of arrival.

Conference Speakers

Conference Tours and Excursions

Being an African woman birder in 2022

Conference FAQS

The conference is scheduled to take place on the 6th-8th of December 2023. Visitors are encouraged to be in Uganda by the night of the 5th Dec. For those who will partake in Pre-conference tours will arrive on dates communicated to you by our team, depending on the number of days of your tour, but also will be expected to be in Kampala by the night of the 5th Dec.
The conference will be held in Kampala, Uganda at the Commonwealth Resort Munyonyo, a 5-star hotel. Click here to view details of the hotel. Delegates will be encouraged to book rooms at the hotel as we will have Special Conference discounts negotiated for you. However, for those who prefer other hotels, we will offer partner options where you can choose to stay according to your budget. Options range from 3-star to 5-star.
To travel to Uganda, you will require a valid passport with at least 6 months of validity. Visas are required to enter Uganda except for these countries. You can apply for a visa online here or get one at the airport as you enter the country. The cost of a single-entry visa is USD 50.
  1. Fully vaccinated delegates will be required to show proof of vaccination.
  2. If you are not vaccinated, you will need to have a negative PCR test done within 72 hours before entering the country.
  3. The hotels we are partnering with have put all safety measures to prevent the already low risk of Covid -19 in accordance with the protocols of the Ministry of Health.
  4. All staff have been fully vaccinated.
Yes, we have arranged an array of pre-conference and post-conference tours that visitors can partake in. Uganda has been described as the ‘Pearl of Africa’ and was regarded as the most beautiful and potentially the richest country in East Africa. From the source of the White Nile on the huge papyrus-fringed Lake Victoria to the snow-capped Rwenzori Range, the luxuriant montane forests of the Virunga volcanoes, harboring some of the last remaining Mountain Gorillas, to the extensive Savannah around the awe-inspiring Murchison Falls, Uganda is an equatorial country of substantial contrasts and variety. No other area in Africa can match its amazing diversity of habitats and this richness is reflected in its incredible bird list of over 1085 species. Amongst these are many highly sought-after birds, such as the unique Shoebill and numerous spectacular endemics of the Albertine Rift Valley, that are currently impossible to find anywhere else. This huge list of birds and wildlife, is all the more remarkable given the small size of the country (approximately equal to Great Britain or the state of Oregon), making it probably the richest African birding destination. Click here to view the tours.

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