ANH2018 FAQs

3rd Annual Agriculture, Nutrition & Health (ANH) Academy Week

25th – 29th June 2018, Kempinski Hotel, Accra, Ghana

Thank you for your interest in the 3rd Annual ANH Academy Week. We have developed responses to your FAQs below. Hopefully, you will find an answer to your question here. If your query is not answered, please email anh-academy@lshtm.ac.uk for more information. The list of FAQs and responses will be updated regularly.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Key dates

The call for submission of abstracts is now closed. More information about the abstract submission themes can be found here.

The submission of abstracts has now closed. An expert panel is currently reviewing all submissions and will decide on whether an abstract is selected for an oral presentation or a poster session. All successful oral and poster presenters will be notified by email during the week of 19th March 2018.

Hotels

The ANH-Academy Week logistic team have negotiated discount rates for selected hotels. Please note that you may find cheaper rates online. 

Hotel Distance from conference venue Approximate rate (USD pp/pn) Booking code Website
Kempinski Hotel Gold Coast City 0km - ANH Academy Week venue
232 (single)
262 (double)
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Link
Accra City Hotel  1.1km (6 min drive, 14 min walk) 160 AGRNUTJUN18 Link
Central Hotel Ridge Branch 1.7km (7 min drive, 22 minwalk) 80 - 90 ANH-Academy Week  Link
Afia African Village 1.8km (9 min drive, 18 min walk) 130   Link
African Regent 10km (31 min drive) 130   Link
Prestige Suites 2.1km (9 min drive, 26 min walk) 80 ANH-Academy Week  Link
Cuddles Plus Apartments 2.4km (10 min drive, 28 min walk) 87   Link
Alisa Hotel (Ridge) (Swiss Spirit) 2.6km (9 min drive, 30 min walk) 130   Link
Grand View Hotel 2.7km (15 min drive 30 min walk) 36   Link
Frankie's Foods and Rooms 2.8km (10 min drive, 32 min walk) 95   Link
Greenfield Hotel 2.9km (9 min drive, 36 min walk) 45   Link
Tang Palace  6.1km (21 min drive) 176   Link
La Paradise Inn  6.5 km (18 min drive, 1 hour walk) 100 Conf18 Link
Best Western Premier 6.7km (24 min drive) 98   Link
Holiday Inn hotel, Accra airport 8.4km (30 min drive) 180   Link
His Majesty's Hotel  8.6km (25 min drive) 106   Link
Golden Tulip Hotel 8.7km (27 min drive) 161   Link
Fiesta Royale 8.8km (43 min drive) 134   Link
Labadi Beach hotel  8.9km (22 min drive) 210   Link
Movenpick Ambassador Hotel 850m (5min drive, 11 min walk) 243   Link

Funding

This year there will be a nominal fee of GBP55 (approx. USD75) for all participants. This fee applies when registering for any part of the week – Learning Labs, Research Conference, or both - and the proceeds will contribute in a small way to the overall running costs of the five-day event. The funds will be partially used to support travel bursaries for speakers from developing countries and to provide informal networking opportunities for attendees.

Once you have completed the registration form, follow the link provided in the confirmation email, which will take you to the e-payment page. Your registration will not be considered complete until payment is received or special arrangements are made. If you are able to attend but foresee a major problem with paying the registration fee, please contact us directly at ANH-Academy@lshtm.ac.uk(link sends e-mail). We will do our best to mitigate any problems on a case by case basis.

The ANH Academy is offering a limited number of bursaries to selected oral or poster presenters from developing countries, to contribute towards travel costs and accommodation. Applicants who expressed an interest in applying for a bursary have been sent information via email. The deadline for applying for a bursary was the  7th March 2018. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their bursary application via email during the week of 19 March 2018.

Presentation

Programme

Abstracts for the Research Conference part of the week were called under the following themes:

1.     Agriculture-food system policies and programmes and nutrition outcomes
2.     Trade, markets and nutrition and health outcomes
3.     Agriculture-food systems, environment, and nutrition and health outcomes
4.     Agriculture-food systems, food safety and human health
5.     Agricultural and infectious disease burden
6.     Innovative methods and metrics in agriculture-food systems and nutrition/health research
7.     Economic evaluation of agriculture-nutrition programmes and policies
8.     Governance and institutions for leveraging agriculture-food system
 

Note: Gender and equity are crosss-cutting theme

The preliminary programme is now available. Please register as a member of the Academy so that you can receive a notification of when the full programme goes live.

The preliminary programme is now available. Please register as a member of the Academy so that you can receive a notification of when the full programme goes live.

The structure of the Academy Week is:

25-26 June: Learning Labs

27-29 June: Research Conference

For an idea of what to expect please visit the 2016 and 2017 Academy Week resources pages.

Logistics

You will need to obtain a Business Visa if you plan to attend the event and you are not from Ghana or one of the following exempt countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cote D'Ivoire, Kenya, Lesotho, The Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Nambia, Niger, Nigera, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, Trindad and Tobago, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

For additional information about visas, please see the following resources:

On the day

If you are not attending the event you can follow the conversation on Twitter using our Twitter hashtag - #ANH2018. Our Twitter handle is@IMMANA_res. Some sessions will also be livestreamed and all resources will be available via our website.

If you are attending the event, you can interact with other participants by downloading our ANH Academy Week event app from the App Store or Google Play. Details for downloading the App will be emailed to all registrants prior to the conference.

Yes, a selection of the talks will be live streamed during the conference. The livestream will be accessible from our website once the event starts on June 25th. All talks will be recorded and made available via our website along with presentation slides and other useful resources.

Yes, you can use Kempinski Hotel's wireless internet connection. You can collect the Wi-Fi details from our reception area on the day of the event.

Yes, The Academy Week has been heavily oversubscribed in the past. But, we have a limited number of places for members of the press. Please contact ANH-Academy@lshtm.ac.uk(link sends e-mail) if you would like to request a press seat, including in the email the name of your organization, how many people would like to attend and on which programme or newspaper section you are planning to cover the Academy Week. Please note that press seats are allocated at least 24 hours before each event and will be allocated on a first come, first served bases.

Information about Accra

Getting around the city:

  • Taxis are plentiful in Accra and can be hailed directly from the street. They are unmetered, so be prepared to negotiate the fare before getting into the vehicle.
  • Shared minibus taxis travel along set routes around the city. They are the cheapest and most popular means of getting around Accra.

Airport:

  • The main airport is Kotoka International Airport and served by the major international airlines.
  • Taxis are the best option for getting to the city centre and can usually be found in the car park outside the arrival exit. The journey to the city centre can take anything between 30 minutes and an hour, depending on traffic. 

Currency:

  • The Ghanaian Cedi is the currency in Ghana (GHS) which is divided into 100 pesewas. The symbol is GH₵. 1 USD = 4.48 GHS (as of 13 March).
  • Foreign currency can be exchanged at any forex bureau as well as at some commercial banks. Banks and foreign exchange facilities are available at the airport and in all major towns.
  • Use all your Cedis while you are in Ghana as you may not use then once you left. It is advisable to keep currency exchange receipts in order to be able to re-exchange when departing.
  • Banking hours are usually from 8:30am to 3:00pm Monday to Friday, and most large commercial banks ATMs located outside, although only limited amount of Cedis can be drawn at a time.
  • The best currencies to bring are US dollars, British Pounds or Euros as other currency exchanged rates are poor

Electricity:

  • Electrical current is 230 volts, 50Hz. Both round and flat three – pronged plugs are commonly used.

Climate:

  • The climate of Ghana is tropical and there are two main seasons: the wet and the dry seasons. Accra experiences its rainy season from April to July. The tropical climate of Ghana is relatively mild for its latitude.

Communications:

  • The international dialling code for Ghana is +233. The outgoing code is 00 followed by the relevant country code (e.g. 0044 for the UK). Accra city code is 0302.
  • If you travel with an unlocked GSM mobile phone, you will be able to easily obtain a SIM card for a local network in Ghana. This is much cheaper than roaming on your own network.

Language

  • The official language in Ghana is English, but there are more than 80 spoken languages in the country. Among the most used Ghanaian languages are Twi, Ewe, Dagbani, and Ga.