Frequently Asked Questions

Question 1 What is the profile of participants in the conference

Q: Who should attend the ICT4Ag conference?

A: The conference welcomes a broad range of stakeholders coming from the private and public sectors and civil society, farmers and community organizations, development practitioners and academics, entrepreneurs, developers, application and system providers, telecom operators, innovators (iHubs), information specialists, technology intermediaries, policy makers, researchers and enablers.

Question 2 Registration

Q: I want to participate in the conference. How do I register?

A: Registration for the conference will open in mid-May. To register simply click on the registration button on the homepage and complete the form.

Question 3 Scholarship

Q: Is there a scholarship programme for attending the conference and how could I apply for it?

A: For more information on the programme click here.

Question 4 CTA scholarship for ACP participants

Q: Who can apply for CTA scholarship?

A: Nationals of ACP (Africa, the Caribbean, the Pacific) countries who are working within the areas of ICTs in the agricultural sector. For more information click here.

Question 5 Visa application

Q: How can I get a visa to enter Rwanda, how can you support me with that?

A: Please click here for more information. Do not forget to consider also the need for transit visas when planning your travel to and from Rwanda.

Question 6 Room rates

Q: How much are the average room rates for participants?

A: Full details on hotels and rooms rates are provided in the Information Package you receive once you register for the conference.

Question 7 Flight information

Q: Which airlines are flying to Kigali?

A: The following airlines fly to Kigali: Air Burundi, Air France, Air Uganda, Brussels Airlines, Delta Airlines, Egyptair, Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways, KLM, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, RwandAir, South African Airlines Turkish Airlines and US Airways.

Question 8 Lunches

Q: Are Lunches included – are there any vegetarian or vegan menus?

A: Lunches are offered to all registered participants. For special dietary requests please contact us with your specific dietary needs and your full contact details at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Question 9 Transport from airport to hotel and return

A: How do I get from the airport to my hotel? Will there be a pickup service at the airport?

Q: Detailed information about the shuttle service and how to get around in Kigali can be found in the information package which you will receive once you register for the conference.

Question 10 Transport from hotel to venue and return

Q: How do I get from my hotel to the venue? Will there be a pickup service at the hotel?

A: Detailed information about transport to and from the venue can be found in the information package which you will receive once you register for the conference.

Question 11 Vaccinations/medications

Q: Are there any vaccinations required? Should I carry any specific medication with me?

A: Immunisation against typhoid and hepatitis A is recommended, but not required; immunisation against hepatitis B, tuberculosis, diphtheria, rabies, meningococcal meningitis and cholera is recommended for persons travelling frequently or spending an extended amount of time in Rwanda. Polio and tetanus vaccinations should be kept up-to-date.

There is a significant risk of malaria in Rwanda. Appropriate preventive medicines (prophylaxes) are essential for visitors. Furthermore, you are advised to wear lightly-coloured trousers and long-sleeved clothing, bring mosquito repellent and ensure that your accommodation is mosquito-proof.

In general, travellers are advised to bring along sufficient personal medication (if needed regularly), to drink bottled water and to avoid using ice cubes.

A proof of a yellow fever vaccination certificate is compulsory when your journey starts or entails passing through the yellow fever belts in Africa or South America.

Question 12 Weather/climate

Q: What about the local weather/climate?

A: The Conference will take place during the rainy season. Temperature might average between 20°C (68°F) and 30°C (86°F), while temperatures at night might drop.

Question 13 Hackathon

Q: I would like to get more information on the hackathon. Where can I find this?

A: The hackathon will start on Monday November 4th will run in parallel to the event. For more information you may send a request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Question 14 Media competition

Q: I would like more information on the media competition. Where can I find it?

A: Full information can be found here.

Question 15 Participation in the media competition

Q: I would like to participate in the media competition. What is the process?

A: Interested journalists are invited to submit one original unpublished article in English or French to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., c.c. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. the latest by 15 August 2013. The guidelines of the competition are available here.

Question 16 Plug-and-Play-Day

Q: What is the Plug-and-Play-Day?

A: You can find all the information on the Plug-and-Play-Day here.

Question 17 Presentation of ICT technology at Plug-and-Play-Day

Q: Can I showcase my ICT technology at the Plug and Play Day? Are there any costs involved?

A: To know more about the modalities for showcasing your products during the Plug and Play Day click here or send a request for additional information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The call for innovations is now closed. We had an overwhelming response to the call and would like to thank everyone who took the time to submit a proposal. We are currently reviewing all submissions. Applicants will be informed by 1st July 2013 at the latest if their submission has been successful. ContactThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Question 18 Proposals for presentation

Q: Can I submit a proposal for presenting a case at the conference?

A: The call for content is now closed. We had an overwhelming response to the call and would like to thank everyone who took the time to submit a proposal. We are currently reviewing all submissions. Applicants will be informed by 1st July 2013 at the latest if their submission has been successful. ContactThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for more information.

Question 19 Request for booth

Q: I would like to hire a booth in the conference exhibition hall. What should I do / who can I contact?

A: To learn more about the exhibition possibilities please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Question 20 Conference sponsor

Q: I am interested in becoming a conference sponsor. What should I do /who can I contact?

A: To learn more about the sponsorships possibilities please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Question 21 Media/journalist

Q: I'm a journalist and would like be present during all/part of the conference. What should I do / who can I contact?

A: To know more about media accreditation and participation please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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