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Some useful logistics about participation of the conference 


Cameroon Ministry of Housing and Urban Development / Ministère de l’habitat et du développement urbain du Cameroun
Address / Adresse:  Immeuble Ministériel N°1, Yaounde Cameroun
Telephone / Téléphone:  +237 222 21 72 12 

Conference Venue:
PALAIS DES CONGRÈS (Conference Center), Yaoundé, Cameroon

There are several hotels available to reserve including highly recommended  “Hotel Mont Fébé, BP 711 Yaounde, Cameroon”, Hotel phone and fax; Tel: 237 (2) 2214002, Fax: 237 (2) 2216070. It’s a quality hotel and close to PALAIS DES CONGRÈS.

Transportation from the airport to the hotel:
The organizing committee will provide free shuttles from the airport to your hotel for all international participants. For coordination purpose, please send your departure and arrival information to Mr. Gaoxiang Li at gli105@uottawa.ca‎

Contact person of the local organizing committee in Cameroon:
Ms. Anne Fouda, Head of the Division of Studies, Planning, and Cooperation, Cameroon Ministry of Housing and Urban Development. Email: foudabay@yahoo.fr

Please feel free to contact us at ICCCASUd@uottawa.ca, if you have any questions or suggestions.

Info Package of accommodation, places of interest and cuisines

(1) Currency exchange rate:
The official Currency of the Republic of Cameroon is the Central African Francs (CFA or XAF). Cameroon currency is exchanged with many currencies. However, it is important to note that Euro is the most easily exchangeable currency in Cameroon. US Dollars comes next.
Estimated exchange rates:
1 US dollars is approximately 500frs cfa
1 British pound is approximate 800frscfa
1 Euro is approximately 650frs cfa
(2) Weather:
In the capital, Yaoundé, at 750 metres (2,450 ft) above sea level, 1,500 mm (60 in) of rain per year fall, but the rains occur from March to November, with two peaks in May and October, interrupted by a relative pause in July and August, when they do not exceed 120 mm (4.7 in) per month: in these months, however, the sky is still often cloudy. Here is the average precipitation. 

Average precipitation – Yaoundé
Yaoundé Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Prec. (mm) 20 45 125 170 200 155 75 115 230 295 95 20 1540
Prec.(in) 0.8 1.8 4.9 6.7 7.9 6.1 3 4.5 9.1 11.6 3.7 0.8 60.6
Days 3 4 12 14 17 14 11 12 20 23 11 3 144

Even in the driest period, from December to February, the sun don’t shine so frequently, not going above 5/6 hours a day. On the positive side: the altitude makes the heat bearable even here, given that average highs go from 30 °C (86 °F) in the dry months, to 27/28 °C (81/82 °F) in the rainy months. Here are the average temperatures. 

Average temperatures – Yaoundé
Yaoundé Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Min (°C) 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 19 19 19 20 20
Max (°C) 30 31 30 30 29 28 27 27 28 28 28 29
Min (°F) 68 68 68 68 68 68 68 66 66 66 68 68
Max (°F) 86 88 86 86 84 82 81 81 82 82 82 84
The best time to visit Cameroon is winter, from December to February, being the driest and sunniest. In the centre-south, it’s hot during the day, although it may be a bit cool at night on the plateau. In the arid north it’s very hot during the day, while at night it can get a bit cold; as early as in February the heat can be scorching, so you may prefer to visit the north in December and January. 
(3) Map:
(4) Language:
Cameroon is officially a bilingual country where English and French are spoken. Most people are not bilingual. But in the hotels, restaurants and other touristic facilities all people speak English.
(5) Vaccines:
All persons entering Cameroon needs a yellow fever vaccine (you must carry this certificate with your documents). You can also have some of the following to be on a safe side: Polio, Tetanus, Typhoid, Hepatitis, Meningitis, Yellow Fever, Malaria Tablets.
(6) Food:
In most rural parts of the country, you will mainly find local traditional dishes including Rice and Beans, Rice with Groundnut Stew or other basic dishes. However in the more built up, touristic cities like Doula, Yaoundé, and Limbe you will find your western favorites and otherworldly food such as Pizza, burgers, Indian, Chinese etc. Delicious and fresh fruits such as pineapple, banana, papaya or coconut can usually be found everywhere in the country; especially during the rainy season.
(7) Pack:
We recommend bringing your own mosquito net, sun cream, first aid kits, some medicine and anti-malaria medication, water purifying tablets, torch, towel, mosquito repellent, your own sleeping bag (if you are roughing it traveler style) as well as comfortable clothes. If you are staying in the north we also recommend you to bring warm clothes such as a jumper or long trousers as it can be pretty chilly around the morning and the evening. If you want to go hiking, don’t forget to bring your hiking boots as well. If you are visiting during the rainy season (mid-March to December) remember to bring waterproofs or an umbrella. In winter: for the north, but also Yaoundé and the south-central plateau, light clothes for the day, loose fitting and of natural fabric (cotton or linen), desert turban for the wind-borne sand and dust, a jacket and a sweater for the evening, comfortable boots or sandals. For the coast, light clothing, a light sweatshirt for the evening. For the top of Mount Cameroon: down jacket, gloves, scarf, hat, raincoat. 
(8) Electricity:
In Cameroon, the power sockets are of type C and E. The standard voltage is 220 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
Type C: also known as the standard “Euro” plug. This socket also works with plug E and plug F.
Type E: this type is of French origin. This socket also works with plug C and with plug F if it has an additional pinhole.


Thank you again for your support towards ICCCASU II conference.

We are looking forward seeing you in Yaoundé in December.