Participant Information

Landscapes For Our Future - Global Summit & Knowledge Exchange event, Nairobi, Kenya 16th to 20th October 2023

The one-week Global Summit & Knowledge Exchange event, hosted by the Central Component (CC) of the Landscapes For Our Future (LFF) programme aims to foster engagement between the 22 LFF project teams, global experts and members of the LFF programme. This event will share lessons learned, focus on key capacity gaps and explore the rich solutions and innovations on offer across the LFF programme in addressing the global climate and sustainability crises through landscape approaches.


  1. To facilitate cross-learning and knowledge exchange between implementing partners within the LFF program.
  2. To further knowledge and share experiences on implementing ILM across various contexts.
  3. To provide capacity development and technical support to project teams.
  4. To further strengthen the LFF community and make further plans for CC support to project teams.

To find out more or view the agenda, please bookmark our Global Summit event page:


The Summit will be held on the campus of the World Agroforestry Centre, United Nations Avenue, Gigiri, Nairobi, Kenya. Please use the gate indicated below.


All participants are required to facilitate their individual travel arrangements (flights, airport transfers, accommodation and per diem) to and from Kenya, and secure travel insurance during this period in case of any emergency medical attention and any other travel related risks through their respective project budgets.

All international participants are encouraged to purchase their tickets early enough to ensure all other logistics are sorted out in good time. Note that many other events are being held in Nairobi in October.


PASSPORT: Kindly ensure that your passport is valid for at least 6 months prior to travel.

HEALTH: A valid yellow fever certificate. Ensure possession of Valid Covid-19 certificate prior to your travel.

VISA: Ensure that you have valid Visa entry requirements for both any transit and destination country. We suggest that you print off a copy of your Kenyan visa for flight boarding and immigration.

ACCOMMODATION: Note that some airlines will require evidence of hotel accommodation before allowing participants to board. We advise that you print off confirmation of your hotel accommodation.

FLIGHTS: Note that some airlines will require evidence of participants’ flights out of Kenya before allowing participants to board.


Download an invitation letter in English:

Descargar una carta de invitación en español:

Téléchargez une lettre d’invitation en français:

Faça o download de uma carta-convite em português:

For a personalised version with your name, please email


Note that it is NOT possible to obtain visa on arrival. Please apply for a TOURIST visa.

Nationals of the following countries do not require visas to enter Kenya: Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Brunei, Burundi, Cyprus, Dominica, Eswatini (Swaziland), Ethiopia, Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Jamaica, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Samoa, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Tanzania, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

All other countries require a visa to enter the Republic of Kenya. Please apply for a tourist visa at the link below:

A credit or debit card will be needed to make visa payment, which is approximately US$52. When you apply, you will be asked to upload:
1. passport photo of the applicant
2. bio page of your passport
3. proof of accommodation
4. proof of a departure flight out of Kenya.

Tip: Upload JPEG files only (not PDF).


COVID-19 entry regulations were lifted on 9 May 2023.


Accommodation reservations for participants shall be made upon request on the standard bed and breakfast rate unless otherwise requested by participants and based on room availability. If you do not ask us for assistance with hotel bookings, we shall assume that you are making your own arrangements. We are pleased to offer Summit participants pre-negotiated rates at the following hotels, all of which are close to The World Agroforestry Center. All quoted rates include VAT and are for bed and breakfast. All rates are quoted in Kenya shillings (Kes) and United States dollars (US$) (approx. Kes 141.7 = US$ 1 as of August 10, 2023).

Room Type: Standard Single Room
Kes 8,700 (US$ 65)
Address; N0 34 UN CRESCENT ROAD, P.O Box 1813 -00621, Nairobi, Kenya.
Email: Mobile: +254723610280
Room Type: Standard Single Room
Kes 16,800 (US$ 120)
Address; Limuru Road Village Market, Gigiri
Email: Mobile: +254 730 886 000
Room Type: Standard Single Room
Kes 29,250 (US$ 210)
Address; Limuru Road The Village Market, Gigiri P.O. Box 1333- 00621 Nairobi, KENYA
Email: Mobile: +254 730 886 000
Room Type: Standard Single Room
Kes 16, 790 (US$ 115)
Address; Off Limuru Rd At Runda Two Rivers Mall, Nairobi, Kenya
Email: Mobile: + 254-709-264000


Airport transfers will be arranged by respective hotels (Airport-Hotel-Airport). The main airport serving international flights in Nairobi is Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and is approximately 10.2 Km to Gigiri.


Shuttle transport has been arranged by the organizers from hotel to the Campus in the morning and return in the evening during the summit period.


Lunch, morning and evening tea breaks shall be provided throughout the Summit period. We shall also have a cocktail evening incorporated into the agenda on one of the evenings and these expenses shall be covered by the organizers.


Kindly plan to bring your daily subsistence allowance to cater for your dinner and incidental expenses during your stay in Kenya. The Summit organizers will not be paying per diem or any other allowances.


Time Zone

Kenya is in the East Africa Time (EAT) zone (GMT+3).

Currency and Payment Methods

The official currency of the Republic of Kenya is the Kenya shilling (KES).

Visa cards are widely accepted, with Mastercard/Maestro/Cirrus also accepted although less commonly, and Amex also often used in international chains and tourist areas.


The official languages in Kenya are English and Swahili and both are widely spoken.

Internet and Mobile Communications

Kenya is generally well connected. If participants wish to purchase a SIM for mobile data and calls, these are available at Safaricom, Airtel or Telecom Kenya outlets after immigration and baggage claim at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

Hotels will offer free Wi-Fi internet. and the same shall also be available at the Summit venue.

Power supply

Power supplied at socket in Kenya is 240V. Kenya uses a Type G socket (three rectangular pins).


Notwithstanding climate change, average Nairobi temperatures in October range from a high of 28°C to a low of 14°C. Please be aware that there may be monsoon rains during the summit. You may want to consider bringing an umbrella, a raincoat and other suitable wet weather clothing.


The World Agroforestry Center’s campus is located in Gigiri, alongside the United Nations and a large number of embassies. The area is well policed by Kenya’s Diplomatic Police, military and private security firms.

The political situation in Kenya is currently calm, although participants may wish to refer to their respective embassies’ travel advisories.

It is important to always take responsibility for your personal safety and exercise necessary precautions.

Participants are encouraged to always carry a photocopy of their passport.

On arrival at the World Agroforestry Center’s gates, participants will be cleared by security and issued with an adhesive pass or a name Tag, and this must always be worn within campus.


The Nairobi Hospital

Located in: Warwick Centre, UN Avenue, Gigiri

Tel: +254 703 072000 / 729 110202/ +254 729 110 203


M.P. Shah Hospital, Village Medical Centre Located in: The Village Market

Address: Limuru Road Gigiri Nairobi KE Tel: +254 204 291 500: +254 111 159 000


The Aga Khan University Hospital

Location: 3rd Parklands Avenue, Limuru Road, Nairobi, Kenya Phone: +254 (0) 111 011 888 or +254 (0) 730 011 888


Emergency Phone Numbers

999 / 112 / 911 – National Police Service

999 – Emergency services (ambulance, fire and EMS)

Useful contacts:

Kim Geheb

Tel.: +254-758-606-525

WhatsApp: +254758606525

Khalil Walji

Tel.: +254-701-501-509

WhatsApp: +254701501509

Dominique Le Roux

WhatsApp: +27717232790


Freidah Wanda

Tel.: +254-704-272-349

WhatsApp: +254704272349

We hope this helps you to prepare optimally for your stay in Kenya and we look forward to welcoming you.

Safe Travels!!