High Commission Of

Islamic republic of pakistan

NAIROBI | KENYA  

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Pakistan Africa Trade Development Conference

Nairobi (Kenya)

30-31 January 2020

 

Information for Participants

 

 

INTRODUCTION

The Government of Pakistan is hosting Pakistan-Africa Trade/Engage Africa Conference in Nairobi on 30-31 January 2020.  The aim of the conference is to bring the two sides together for a meaningful exchange in order to enhance trade and economic relations between Pakistan and the African continent. Keeping this in mind Pakistan has invited delegates from the public and private sector for more than 20 African Countries. 

  Our Foreign Minister and Minister for Commerce Textile, Industry and Production and Investment (SAPM) will lead Pakistan delegation that will include senior officials and prominent business men.  Our Envoys in African Missions will join the Conference too. We envisage more than 300 delegates, comprising of notables from public and private sector from the African Continent and Pakistan to participate the Conference.  

 

AREAS OF COOPERATION

  • Textile and Apparel
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Sports Goods
  • Engineering Goods,
  • Leather goods,
  • Agricultural Implements and Tractors
  • Agriculture (Rice, Sugar, Wheat etc.)
  • Surgical Goods
  • Information Technology and Software
  • Tourism
  • Defence related equipment,
  • Cement
  • Banking
  • Connectivity/ Transportation.
  • Blue Economy

VISITORS TO KENYA

General Information

The Republic of Kenya is located on the Eastern coast of Africa and is bisected by the Equator. It is a land of strikingly beautiful landscapes, ranging from snow-capped Mount Kenya to rich farmlands in the highlands of the central region and the western flanks of the Great Rift Valley, barren deserts in the north and tropical sandy beaches on the western Indian Ocean coast and the shores of lakes Turkana and Victoria.

Kenya borders Somalia to the North East, Ethiopia and South Sudan to the North, Uganda to the West, Tanzania to the South, and the Indian Ocean to the East. Kenya's capital city is Nairobi with a population of about 4.5 million. Other major cities are Mombasa, which is the main seaport on the Indian Ocean, and Kisumu on the Lake Victoria front. Kenya is one of the world’s most popular tourism destinations attracting millions of tourists over the past years. The country is endowed with attractive tourist sites, rich culture, biological diversity, striking geographical diversity and landscapes ranging from beautiful beaches, to wildlife and forest reserves and archaeological sites. Its people are hospitable and welcoming to visitors.

       Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi

The Airport is in the Embakasi suburb, 15 kilometers from Nairobi's central business district.

Delegates arriving through JKIA in Nairobi may request for assistance from Pakistan High Commission staff, who will be at Pakistan High Commission branded counters at all the arrival lounges of the airport.

The Airport is in the Embakasi suburb, 15 kilometers from Nairobi's central business district.

Delegates arriving through JKIA in Nairobi may request for assistance from Pakistan High Commission staff, who will be at Pakistan High Commission branded counters at all the arrival lounges of the airport.

Delegates may like to contact the following personnel of Pakistan High Commission, Nairobi, for assistance during airport transfer or during the conference.

 

(i) H.E. Ms. Saqlain Syedah

High Commissioner

Tel: +254-20-4443548 (Office)

Cell: +254-745-400939

Whatsapp: +92-335-9222297

E-mail:saqlain1967@yahoo.com, pahicnairobi@gmail.com

(ii) Mr. L.D. Khan

Commercial Counsellor

Tel: +254-20-4447170 (Office)

Cell: +254-711-421505

Whatsapp: +92-331-1401111

E-mail: tic.nairobi@commerce.gov.pk

(iii) Ms. Mahvish Malik

Trade Development Officer

Tel: +254-20-4447170 (Office)

Cell/Whatsapp: +254-723-115622

E-mail: tdo.commercial@gmail.com   

(iv) Mr. Shafiq Ahmed

Protocol Assistant

Cell/Whatsapp: +254-798-045018

E-mail: conspknairobi@gmail.com    

(v) Mr. Shabbir Ahmed

Assistant Private Secretary to the High Commissioner

Cell/Whatsapp: +254-700-690537

E-mail: pahicnairobi@gmail.com

PRE-REGISTRATION TO THE CONFERENCE

All participants need to be registered prior to the meeting to be allowed access. Pre-registered participants will be screened and are advised not to bring weapons, ammunition, flammable items or sharp objects. Participants will be issued with conference photo badges per the approved category of registration and are advised to wear the badge always during their visit to the complex. The main vehicle

Please note that each participant needs to be registered individually. Pre-registration closes on 20th Jan 2020. On-site registration will be possible at the gate, but inconveniences and delays in processing is expected.

A web link on the website of Pakistan High Commission, Nairobi has been developed for registration of participants.

Web address of Pakistan High Commission, Nairobi’s website

www.pakhc.or.ke

URL address for online registration

https://forms.gle/A3E5mFHPe5MaZoTFA

URL address for Offline Registration Form

https://www.pakhc.or.ke/PAK-AFRICA-CONF.pdf

Uploading of photograph

Please upload a standard passport-size color photo, which must be square in shape against a white background and of not more than 2 MB in size so as to speed up the on-site confirmation of registration status and badge issuance.

Confirmation and validation e-mail

Following your submission, UN Environment Programme will validate and send you a confirmation e-mail of your registration status. Please ensure you submit your personal e-mail address, which will be used to relay regular information regarding the Assembly preparations. For any questions, please see the relevant registration website.

pedestrian entrance into UN Gigiri Complex. For questions, please contact Mr. Isaiah Otieno Isaiah.Otieno@un.org or Mr. David Njogu david.njogu@un.org

Delegates Based in Nairobi

Delegates based in Nairobi are also required to register online as a delegate and will be issued with conference badge to allow easy access to the venue.

 

VISAS

It is the delegate’s own responsibility to obtain a visa for Kenya. The information provided here acts only as guidance. A valid passport, not expiring for at least six months from date of arrival is required for entry into Kenya.

A valid entry visa is also required for most countries and may be obtained in advance from the Kenyan Embassy/High Commission/Consulate in your country of residence. Please visit: http://www.immigration.go.ke/Information.html for more information on the immigration, including the different categories of visas/types and fees thereof. The fee is USD 50 for a one-time (single) entry.

Please note that issuance of Visas on arrival depends on the classification of your country of origin and the nationality of the passport you are holding. Delegates who require visas are encouraged to apply online on this link: http://evisa.go.ke

If needed, but under exceptional circumstances, it is possible to obtain visas upon arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, but this should be clearly advised before embarking on the journey. Please note that visas are not required for citizens of: The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Botswana, Brunei Darussalam, Burundi, Cyprus, Dominica (not to be confused with Dominican Republic), Eswatini, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Jamaica, Kiribati, Lesotho, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Namibia, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Samoa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, Solomon Islands, South Africa (for less than 30 days stay), Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Tonga, Tuvalu, Uganda, Vanuatu, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Please see Category #1 visa options from this website. Nationals of the following countries require a referred visa1 acquired in advance through a Kenyan Embassy: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cameroon North Korea, Nigeria Eritrea, Iraq, Kosovo, Lebanon, Mali, Libya, State of Palestine, Somalia, Syria, Senegal Tajikistan and Stateless persons. Please see Category #3 visa options from this website.

HEALTH

A yellow fever vaccination certificate is required if you are arriving in Kenya from a country with risk of yellow fever transmission. Please seek further advise from your travel agent or doctor in your home country, who should have information on vaccination requirements for visitors into Kenya.

Malaria is common throughout the year in many parts of Kenya. Nairobi, the capital city, is generally malaria-free but this does not exclude the need to stay safe from infection by mosquitoes. It is recommended to consult your doctor about malaria prophylaxis if travelling into Kenya and beyond Nairobi. Adequate safeguards against mosquito bites are advised (insect repellent, bed nets, clothing with long trousers and covering the arms).

Medical costs incurred in Kenya will be directly borne by the participant. It is therefore strongly recommended that you arrange for your own travel health insurance prior to departure from your country and arrival in Kenya

SECURITY


For your own safety, kindly read and follow these tips:

When walking, keep to the main roads and avoid shortcuts down back alleys and the like. However, where possible, take a taxi rather than walking

Ignore street children and people coming up to you in the streets with hard-luck tales. They may be pickpockets or part of an elaborate scam. The best thing to do is just to walk on and ignore them.

Do not carry large sums of money. Avoid carrying credit cards, wearing expensive jewelry, watches or the like when walking in the street. Wherever possible, please do not walk alone.

ELECTRICITY

The electrical currents in Kenya are 220 - 240 Volts, 50 Hertz. Kindly, note that Kenya uses the 13A 3 [square] wall switch socket outlet.

OFFICIAL LANGUAGES

The official language of the Republic of Kenya is English and the national language is Swahili.

MONEY AND BANKING Currency and exchange rates

The official currency of the Republic of Kenya is the Kenya Shilling (KES). The  current exchange rates are approximately: 1 US Dollar = KES 100 (approx.)

Foreign currency can be changed at JKIA, which has 24-hr service, banks and foreign currency exchange bureaus. Banks with ATM services in major centers across the city are open from 09:00 to 16:00hrs Monday to Friday and from 09:00 to 12:00hrs on Saturdays. Some ATMs can dispense foreign currency in US Dollars.

ATMs

ATMs are available country-wide with 24-hour access.

Major international cards are accepted. Credit card fraud occurs in Kenya as in most other parts of the world, therefore the usual standard precautions should be taken.

Travellers’ Cheques

Travellers’ cheques are accepted at most banks, foreign currency exchange bureaus, hotels and stores in major malls.

CONFERENCE VENUE

The Conference will be held in Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC),Harambee Avenue, Nairobi, Kenya.

 

HIGH COMMISSION OF PAKISTAN NAIROBI

St. Michael’s Road, Off Church Road,
Off Waiyaki Way, Westlands Nairobi
P.O. Box 30045, 00100 Kenya
Email: info@pakhc.or.ke, pahicnairobi@gmail.com, conspknairobi@gmail.com
Phone: (+254) 444 3548,  4443911/2
Fax: (+254) 4446507

SHUTTLE AND TAXI SERVICES IN NAIROBI

In the absence of a courtesy bus, visitors may use reputable taxi companies. Recommended taxi companies are listed below:

Hilltop        +254 (0)20 272 3270

Jaycab Taxis  +254 (0)20 721 0520 or +254 (0)733 750455/ (0)723 239750

Jatco           +254 (0)20 444 8162 or +254 (0)733 701494/ (0)722 648383

Jimcab        +254 (0)20 712 2565 or +254 (0)737 333222/ (0)722 711001

Kenatco         +254 (0)20 250 6790 or +254 (0)705 780011/ (0)705 780016

  EMERGENCY NUMBERS IN NAIROBI

Kenyan Police           +254 999 or +254 (0) 20 272 4201

Diplomatic Police      +254 (0) 726 283 030 or +254 (0) 735 356 506

Nairobi Hospital        +254 (0) 20 284 5000

Aga Khan Hospital     +254 (0) 20 366 2000

St. John Ambulance Service +254 (0) 20 221 0000/224 1000

   TIME ZONE

Kenya is GMT + 0300 hours

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