About Addis Ababa 

Welcome to Addis Ababa, the diplomatic capital of Africa, and home to many regional and international organisations, including the Headquarters of the African Union (AU), UN Headquarters of the Economic Commission for Africa (UNHECA), and also to more than 120 foreign embassies and diplomatic missions. 

We are looking forward to having you here in November in Addis Ababa.  

Addis Ababa: image source

Travel and Visa Requirement to Ethiopia

Visitors to Ethiopia must obtain a visa from one of the Ethiopian diplomatic missions unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries or countries whose citizens are eligible to apply for an electronic visa or visa on arrival.

Visa Free: Kenya and Djibouti 

Visa on Arrival: Available for most African countries and for some countries outside of Africa. For more info on the requirements please visit: https://www.ethiopiaonlinevisa.com/requirements/ 

E- Visa: Available for most countries. For more info on the requirements please visit: https://www.ethiopiaonlinevisa.com/

Vaccination Requirements for Ethiopia please visit: https://www.ethiopiaonlinevisa.com/vaccines-travel-ethiopia/ 

For additional visa and immigration requirements of Ethiopia please refer to the Main Department for Immigration and Nationalities Affairs, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia website on the below link.  https://www.evisa.gov.et/#/home

Workshop Venue

The 3rd AF-SGW will be hosted at United Nations Economic Commission For Africa (UNECA). Location: Menelik II Ave, Addis Ababa.

How to get to from Intercontinental Addis Hotel the venue 


Hotel Partner: 

Intercontinental Addis Hotel: http://www.intercontinentaladdis.com/ 

Location: Kazanchis area, Guinea Conkry (Tito) Street, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 10 minute drive from Bole international airport and within walking distance from the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UN-ECA) conference venue. 

Room Rates (November 29 – 02 December, 2019) will be applicable for delegates/guests:

  • Sharing: Twin room at $45 per person per night (Bed & Breakfast) and free airport shuttle to/from Bole International Airport. 
  • Single: Standard King room at $90 per room/night (Bed & Breakfast) and free airport shuttle to/from Bole International Airport.

Other Information

Currency: Birr  ($1 = 29.52 birr )

Airport: Bole International Airport