ACDJ 2019 Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ will be updated with more and most recent information as they become available. Last update: 1st May, 2019

On behalf of Africa Media Development Foundation (AMDF) and the conference organisers, we welcome you to this website section of Africa Conference on Development Journalism (ACDJ 2019) holding in Kaduna, Nigeria.

How many people do you expect to attend the ACDJ 2019?

Between 250 – 300 participants from various African countries will join us in Kaduna in December this year to attend the Africa Conference on Development Journalism 2019 (ACDJ 2019).

Is registration portal still open?

Early Bird registration has closed, but we just opened the Standard Registration window. You still have opportunity to register by visiting the conference registration page and start the Registration process.

All credit card payments must be submitted on the online registration portal before the closing date of each window; otherwise, attendees must pay for the next Registration window, if space is available.

What is the conference registration fee rate/category?

For the ACDJ 2019, there are two categories – one for Nigerians and the other for non-Nigerians.

The ongoing Standard Registration is N20,000 for Nigerians and $150 for those coming from outside Nigeria.

Are non-journalists welcome to register?

We expect a wide range of participants including academics, bloggers, NGOs, and human right activists, among others, to join us in the conference.

You are free to come and learn from what the presenters have to share.

While registering, there is a drop-down where you are expected to choose your professional affiliation.

When will the conference registration desk open in Kaduna?

Accreditation and collection of conference badges and materials at the venue will commence on 9th – 11th December 2019 from 09:00–20:30. Please plan to arrive on time, prior to your first scheduled activity.

I live in Nigeria, but I am not a citizen, which fee rate will I pay?

If you have a resident, or work permit, you are welcome to pay the Nigerian rate.

When I arrive in Kaduna how do I get to my hotel?

All delegates to the ACDJ 2019 will be received by a team of ushers just outside the luggage area at the Kaduna Airport, or Train Station dressed in branded T-shirt. This team will assist participants with all information about the event, transportation and hotel details.

Conference schedule

A day-by-day overview of the ACDJ 2019 conference programme is available here.

What languages are spoken in Kaduna?

English is the official language in Nigeria, but Hausa language is widely spoken in northern Nigeria. There are other languages spoken in Kaduna including Gbagyi, Adara and Bajju.

Time Zone

Nigeria operates on West African Time (WAT) Zone, which is GMT + 1.

Will I have internet access while in Kaduna?

Wifi is available throughout the conference venue and in most hotels, but heavy data users are advised to buy their own data connectivity from any of the telecom companies.

Will there be Side Event activities at the ACDJ 2019?

Side events for the ACDJ 2019 which are organised by sponsors and partners take place outside the conference timing and include any activity including meetings, workshops, panels, networking sessions, and presentations.

Once available, information about Side events will be made available on the website.

Due to limited number of halls and audio/visual equipment within the Conference venue, a limited number of events will be accepted to hold within the Conference venue.

Organisations wishing to hold a side event during the conference should send an application through the email to programme@djconference.org. It will be made available on first come first serve basis.

How can I charge my electronics while in Kaduna?

The electricity current in Kaduna is 220 volts AC, 50Hz. The plug type mostly used is the round European plug but travellers are generally advised to carry a universal adapter as some hotels might have different plugs.

Upon arrival at the airport/train station, or hotel, interested delegates have the option to purchase SIM Cards for either of the four major local telecom operators (Airtel, Glo, MTN and 9 Mobile).

Do you have any restaurant recommendations other than the conference venue?

There are many restaurants in Kaduna city that serve traditional or contemporary African and international cuisine – a wide choice to suit every taste. For more information about restaurant options, click here.

What organisations are part of this year’s exhibition?

Many organisations will be exhibiting throughout the conference period, sharing their products and expertise and offering special rates to conference participants. You are free to also participate in their competitions to win several fabulous prizes.

Check out the relevant conference website to learn more about the organisations exhibiting at the ACDJ 2019.

What should I do if I experience a medical emergency at the ACDJ?

There will be a standby medical team at the Conference venue to assist ACDJ 2019 delegates requiring medical services. The Help Desk at the hotel is always happy to assist, alternatively please call 0907 741 3062.

Travelers should ensure they are up to date with vaccinations. Nigeria government requires proof of yellow fever vaccination, especially when coming from a country with risk of yellow fever or a country with an active yellow fever outbreak.

While at the conference, it is advisable not to drink tap water. Bottled water can be bought from all over the town – make sure the seal is intact.

If your question has not been answered, please send your concerns to the ACDJ 2019 team at info@djconference.org.