Aqua~Media International Ltd is the publisher of The International Journal on Hydropower and Dams, and the organizer of the HYDRO, ASIA and AFRICA event series.
Uganda is an enthusiastic local partner for our AFRICA conference. International delegates and accompanying persons will meet in beautiful surroundings, for three days of sessions, preceded by workshops and training seminars, and followed by tours to hydro schemes. The conference and exhibition will take place at the Speke Resort Munyonyo, Lake Victoria, Uganda.
It seems appropriate for international experts to be discussing hydropower and water storage at a venue named after the explorer who discovered the source of the River Nile. The venue is also located on the shores of Lake Victoria, the largest lake in Africa, and second largest freshwater lake in the world. The meeting rooms to be used for the AFRICA conference sessions, workshops, exhibition and social events are within a luxurious 5* complex, spanning about 100 ha.
Two state-of-the-art congress centres have been designed to blend discreetly with lush tropical vegetation and blossoming trees, vast lawns, elegant restaurants, an equestrian centre, a marina, and of course a panoramic view of the 68 000 km2 lake.
The venue provides all that is necessary for the smooth running of a major international event, and has plenty of experience of doing so. The resort is well accustomed to welcoming heads of state to Commonwealth meetings, and G77 Summits; the hospitality, security, efficient service and high quality cuisine reflect this well.
When not engaged in conference activities, or if staying on for a holiday, delegates can take advantage of an Olympic-sized swimming pool, nine restaurants and bars, fishing or bird-watching on the lake, riding at the equestrian centre, playing golf, or simply keeping fit in a conventional gym.
Bedrooms have been blocked at favourable rates for AFRICA conference participants; all are tastefully designed and decorated, and well equipped with free WiFi, facilities to make hot drinks, fridges, complimentary water, and large TVs. All offer splendid views across the gardens. We will also be reserving rooms at other properties owned by the Speke Group (a hotel, and a block of apartments), and complimentary transfers to and from the resort will be available. Full details of accommodation will be available when the registration process opens (expected to be in September).
The AFRICA Conference sessions and Technical Exhibition will take place at the Speke Resort Munyonyo, Lake Victoria, Uganda.
Themes will include civil engineering and dam construction, safety and cyber security, social and environmental concerns, challenging schemes, multipurpose development, rural electrification, and training and capacity building, among many others.
The leading consultants, contractors, equipment suppliers, professional association and other hydro specialists will showcase their activities and services during the three-day exhibition which will run concurrently with the conference.
A full social and cultural programme is being arranged to give attendees the opportunity to relax in an informal atmosphere with friends from the international hydro community.
AFRICA 2023 will take place at the Speke Resort Munyonyo beside Lake Victoria, Uganda. The fourth in the AFRICA regional conference series, previous events have been held in Ethiopia, Morocco and Namibia.
Opening ceremony, technical sessions begin and evening Welcome reception.
Technical sessions continue and extended opening of the Exhibition.
Technical sessions continue, closing ceremony and Farewell Dinner.