The 2023 SNRD Africa Conference

Information on the upcoming conference “Transform & Innovate: Future-proof Food Systems”
SNRD Conference

Your one-stop shop for all the information on this year’s conference.

What to expect

This year’s conference will serve as a unique platform to communicate and promote food transformation initiatives and best practices within the Sector Network and GIZ at large, viz.:

  • Promoting new ideas, future trends, and innovations — from within and outside GIZ — that serve as inspiration and innovation to the community.
  • Highlighting proven approaches and endorsing successful pilots, positive deviances and best practices that are ready to scale, while being able to transfer existing knowledge and projects to new levels.
  • Sharing of experiences and knowledge to learn from each other — learning and upscaling—, breaking up the work in silos and fostering co-working and co-creation.
  • Developing innovations and new approaches together — co-creation and working group plans.
  • Featuring existing food innovations.
  • Making data and technology more prominent, i.e. digital awareness.
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Visa/entry requirements

  • To enter Senegal, you must have a legally valid passport that does not expire for at least 6 months and has at least 1 blank page.
  • Evidence of yellow-fever and COVID-19 vaccinations are required for entry into Senegal. A meningitis vaccination is highly recommended if the traveler is arriving from or has recently traveled to an endemic area.
  • Please click here for information on countries with visa-free entry into Senegal. If you need support to obtain a visa, kindly indicate so in the Registration Form once you have been selected to participate.
  • Airport pick-ups will be available at your own cost. To arrange the shuttles, you will be asked to share your flight itinerary soon.


  • Royal Horizon Baobab Hotel in Somone, Senegal. All participants will be preferably hosted in this hotel.
  • Cost of accommodation (travel & per diem as well) will be paid for by your projects. The cost per day for a standard room (B&B) is 77000 FCFA (~113.42 Euros).
  • Accommodation costs will be directly booked to your project number (PN). There will be no need to pay for your room at the conference venue.
  • SNRD Africa will set up a welcome dinner only on 9 October 2023, at no cost to your project. Lunch and two coffee breaks will be provided each day throughout the conference period.



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To get in touch with Janice Kanyire at the SNRD Africa secretariat,

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