Important logistical information


The WCPC will take place at Hotel Laïco L’Amitié de Bamako.

Venue: Hotel address: Avenue de la Marne, Centre-Ville, Bamako Phone number: (223) 44 97 53 00

Conference Language

All sessions will have English/French interpretation


ll International air travellers are required to hold a valid passport and vaccination card. Please note that evidence of yellow fever vaccination will be requested upon arrival at the airport.

Participants are also responsible for obtaining any transit visas if necessary.

Participants from countries that are not on the list of exempt countries are required to apply for a visa upon arrival. 

For more information please contact Tom Burrell or Ousmane Ouattara (details at the end of this document).



All sponsored participants have rooms booked and paid for by WCPC at Hotel Laïco Amitié de Bamako. 

The conference will be organised to a high level at one of Mali’s best hotels, with experince hosting international events. There will be a correspondingly high level of security around the venue to make the event as safe as possible for organisers and partcipants. 

Non-sponsored participants are strongly encouraged to book accommodation at the Hotel Laïco Amitié in order to facilitate logistical arrangements. 

Reservations can be made by emailing Mr. Hamadoun Maiga: 

The specially negotiated conference tariff is 65 000 FCFA or 100 EUR per night. 

Lunch and tea/coffee breaks will be provided for all participants of the WCPC from 8 – 9 November 2018.

Sponsored participants are provided with a daily subsistence allowance (DSA) for the duration of their stay. Please note that relevant deductions will be applied for the accommodation and meals provided during the event. Details will be communicated directly to the delegates. 

One lower budget alternative is suggested. A single room costs 53 100 FCFA (approx. 81 EUR).

Hotel Mirabeau

(+223) 2023 5318



Time Difference

Time Zone for Mali is UTC/GMT.


The month of November is characterized by the beginning of Harmatan, temperatures of  30°C and a low of 25°C.


The currency in Mali is West African CFA Franc. 1 USD equals approx. 560 FCFA; 1 EUR equals approx. 655 FCFA. ATM machines are available at the hotel and at a limited number of locations around Bamako. 


Electricity in Mali is 220 Volts at 50 Hz. Power sockets used are the same as in EU (two rounded blades).

Mobile Phones/mobile internet

The country code for Mali is +223.

Local SIM cards from can be purchased at the Hotel.

Mobile data services are Orange/ Malitel and Telecel

Emergency phone numbers

Police (+223) 8000 1115

Fire Department & Medical Emergencies Services (+223) 8000 1116


The dress code for the event is traditional or smart casual.


Should there be any queries, participants are requested to contact:


Mali Folkecenter (MFC Nyetaa) 

Phone (+223) 6674 2257


Mr. Ousmane OUATTARA

Mali Folkecenter Nyetaa (MFC Nyetaa) 

Phone: (+223) 7634 2867