General Information 2023

Official Language

The EfD Annual Meeting language is English.


Climate and Clothing

The weather is mildly cooler and less humid in October. The temperatures can vary from 24 to 29°C. Please note there may be occasional showers. The organizers suggest that you bring light clothing suitable for the tropical climate.

Weather information and forecasts:

GMA (Ghana Meteorological Agency)


Local Currency

The Ghanaian Cedis (GH₵) is the unit of currency in Ghana. Estimate: Euro 1= GH₵ 13.5, USD 1= GH₵ 12.4. Major credit cards are accepted almost everywhere. There are several currency exchange offices and ATM machines across Accra.

Exchange rates may vary. To see current exchange rates, please ask your bank, or visit a  web-based currency converter, for example,, or your choice of bank or converter service.



In Ghana, the electrical voltage used is 220/230V.


Passport and Visas

Delegates are advised to contact the nearest embassy, consulate, or travel agency for information about the passport and visa requirements from their country for entry to Ghana.


Force Majeure

The organizers are not liable for any claims for damages and/or losses if the entire meeting has to be can be canceled to a force majeure incident.



The organizers are not liable for damages and/or losses of any kind which may be incurred by the meeting delegates or by any other individuals accompanying them, both during the official activities and going to/from the conference. Delegates are responsible for their own safety and belongings.


Insurance and Vaccinations

The registration fee does not cover insurance for the delegates. The organizers recommend that delegates take out insurance in their home country to cover pre-journey cancellation for personal reasons and necessary insurance to cover accidents, medical expenses, and loss of personal belongings during the trip. Yellow fever vaccination is required when visiting Ghana.



The Republic of Ghana is a country in West Africa. Ghana is bordered by Togo, Burkina Faso, and Ivory Coast with a long coastline abutting the Gulf of Guinea and the Atlantic Ocean.

Ghana is a diverse nation, home to over 32 million with several ethnicities and multiple official languages including English. 

Accra is Ghana’s capital city on the Atlantic Coast.


Travel Information


Kotoka International Airport (KIA) is the International Airport in Accra Ghana.

Local commuting

The are several taxi options to opt for. See the Kotoka International Airport transportation guide


A venue in Accra will be revealed soon.

Updated: 22 February 2023