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Monday24 July 2017

Below is some important information regarding Golden Climate Olympiad 2017 Edition. Read all the information and understand the content, to facilitate a smooth cooperation as you prepare for the competition.

A)  GOLDEN CLIMATE 2017 SCHEDULE

 16th September 2016: Registration starte

14th January 2017: Preparation Workshop

17th February 2017: Registration closes 

24th February 2017: Announcement of Finalists – 

- 20th March 2017: Deadline to confirm participation 

6th April 2017: Arrival of Guests 

7th April 2017: Exhibition of Projects and Judging at Light International School

8th April 2017:  Culture Day at The Karen Hub Mall in Nairobi. Participants from different nationalities will showcase their culture through various items such as fashion, food, drink, snacks, music, dance and poetry among others.
9th
 April 2017:City Tour of Nairobi and Visit to Nairobi National Park
- 10th April 2017: Award Ceremony
- 11th – 13th April 2017: 
TRIPS e.g to Maasai Mara

 

B)  ACCOMMODATION

All participants will be accommodated in shared rooms at CORAT AFRICA Accomodation facilities in Nairobi. The fee per person is USD205.  The earliest check in can be done on 6th April and latest check out can be done on 10th April 2017 in the afternoon. The fee paid per person will cater for;

·  Accommodation at CORAT AFRICA  from 6th April to 10th April 2017 in the morning

·   All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

·   Transport to and from the airport, and respective bus terminals for those coming from outside Kenya.

This fee will be paid via our online payment portal when confirming participation of your finalist projects. International Participants who don’t want to pay the participation fee can still attend the Golden Climate Olympiad. A fee of 50USD will be charged to cover administrative and facilitation costs. In addition, participants who do not pay the participation fee MUST make their own arrangements for accommodation and meals as well as transport to and from the event venue(s). All those accommodated at CORAT AFRICA Hotel must check out on the morning of 10th April 2017.

For participants from Kenya, accommodation will be Ksh. 750 per person, per night, at Light International School Hostels, from 6th April to 10th April 2017  Those accommodated in the school should check out on the morning of 10th April 2017.

C)  TRANSPORT TO AND FROM AIRPORT/BUS STATION (International Participants Only)

Once you have confirmed your participation from your Golden Climate account, fill-in the Travel Information Form. This is very important as it helps us organize schedules for your pickup from your arrival point. Our pick-up teams will make arrangements and schedule the pick-ups strictly according to the information provided on your travel information form. GCIEPO 2017 organizers will not be liable for inconvenience caused due to misleading information or lack of sufficient information in the Travel Information forms.

 

NOTE:

Travel information sent to us via e-mail or phone will not be considered at all.

D)  VISA

 It is easy to get a VISA to Kenya online, except for the countries mentioned below (Category 3 Countries). All Visa Applications will be made online via ecitizen.go.ke at the cost of 51USD.


 

E)  CATEGORY 3 COUNTRIES (Countries which should make VISA applications before their arrival.)

If you are a passport holder from any of the countries below, you need a referral Visa.

CATEGORY 3 COUNTRIES

Afghanistan

Armenia

Azerbaijan

Cameroon

Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (Formerly North Korea)

Eritrea

Iraq

Kosovo

Lebanon

Libya

Mali

Palestine

Senegal

Somalia

Syria

Tajikistan

 

 

 

If you or your student(s) is a passport holder of a *Category 3 country (see in red above), you have to apply for a Visa at least a month before travelling to Kenya. You will need a clearance for this application. We shall apply for the clearance letter on your behalf to make the process faster, and in that case we shall need the following documents;

·      High Quality scan of the bio-page of your passport.

·      High Quality passport photo on a white background. (Photos in soft copy are OK. DO NOT send scanned photos.)

·      Duly filled Visa Application Form 22.

You MUST send the documents via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before 3rd March 2017. After Sending and confirming from us that all documents sent are correct, we shall send you a payment link to your email address and you will make a payment of 100USD per participant for us to start processing your Visa clearance letter from the Department Of Immigration Services.

We shall send you the clearance letter which makes you eligible to get a Visa on your arrival (Please note that the letter itself is not a Visa). YOU MUST BRING a hard copy the letter with you on your arrival at the airport. You will present this letter to the Visa Application Office at the airport, together with 50USD Visa Application Fee.

F)   TRIP PACKAGES:

The trip(s) organized this year will be available on the website via the link below;

<<Trip Packages for GCIEPO 2017>>

 

G)  DOCUMENTS

In THIS LINK you will get the following documents;

·   Code of Conduct- A general guide on the rules and regulations that MUST be observed by all participants during the competition.

·   Parental Consent Letter- A letter to be signed by the parent/guardian of each participant, showing their approval that the participant may take part in the competition.

·   Visa Application Form- to be filled by all participants and their Supervisors to enable them get a Visa on Arrival.

You can download all relevant documents from HERE. Please bring the duly filled forms with you to the competition.

Please write to us any time if you have any further questions.

Best Regards,

 

GCIEPO 2017 Organizing Committee