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People’s Well-being

Community Radio: Reframing and reconciling a World of Dualities

Accra, Ghana

10-14 August 2015


Greetings from Ghana!

We are excitedly looking forward to your participation at AMARC 11. It starts exactly two months today!

A rich, reflective agenda is being finalized by the AMARC International Board in consultation with the AMARC Regions, the AMARC Women’s International Network, and AMARC friends and partners.

Please still feel free to suggest topics, speakers, workshops, activities, based on the theme (quoted above) and the concept note. You will find the concept note on

We are also happy to note that the AMARC Africa Board has decided to organize the 5th AMARC PanAfrican Conference and General Assembly in Accra to coincide with AMARC 11, but starting a day earlier, on 09 August 2015.


Venue and Accommodation

The local host, the Ghana Community Radio Network (GCRN), is busy making arrangements to facilitate your active participation.

The main conference venue will be the Mensvic Hotel at East Legon, a suburb of Accra 10-15 minutes’ drive from the Kotoka International Airport.  Numerous hotels and guesthouses to accommodate a range of budgets are dotted around the venue.

A list of hotels and guesthouses will be posted next week on this listserve and on the AMARC 11 website. You can also access the AMARC 11 website through the link on the GCRN website (

GCRN will also be happy to help you meet any special accommodation needs.



Many airlines serve Accra on a daily basis.  There are a number of direct flights from key European hubs (Amsterdam, Frankfurt, London), from major US cities (Atlanta, New York), from gateways in the MENA region (Casablanca, Dubai, Istanbul) and of course from many African capitals (with Johannesburg, Lagos and Nairobi offering the most convenient connections from other continents).

Road travel is also fairly convenient from the capitals of bordering or nearby countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Nigeria, Togo).


Visas and Letters of Invitation

Visas can be procured wherever there are Ghana diplomatic missions or representatives. The application process normally takes two weeks.  A visa-on-arrival will be arranged for those residing in countries where Ghana is not represented.

GCRN will collaborate with the AMARC International Secretariat to provide you with letters of invitation both to facilitate your visa applications and fund-raising for your participation.

You may, even now, send your details to the addresses below.  Details needed are: (1) Name as written on passport,  (2) Nationality,  (3) Passport number, (4-6) Passport place of issue, date of issue and date of expiry, (7-8) Expected date of arrival and departure.

Please note:  nationals of the following countries do not need visas for Ghana – ECOWAS countries, Kenya, Singapore, Swaziland.



To communicate with the AMARC 11 coordinators, please visit:


So you know at least the names behind them, the addresses are for the following:


Other core members of the GCRN AMARC 11 local co-ordinating committee are:

  • .Kwesi Ghartey-Tagoe, Chairperson, GCRN Executive Council 

  • .Kofi Larweh, Member, GCRN Executive Council & AMARC Africa Board Member 

  • .GCRN Secretariat - Anita Adimazoya, Amos Katsekpor, Harrison Matti, Divine Puplampu. 


Once again, we look forward to your participation to make AMARC 11 a success and from there to further strengthen AMARC and the Community Radio movement worldwide!




Embassies/High Commissions/Consulates

Algeria, Angola, Australia, Belgium, Benin, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Canada, China, Congo (DR), Cote d’Ivoire, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Ethiopia, Equatorial Guinea, France, Germany, Guinea, India, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Lebanon, Liberia, Libya, Malaysia, Mali, Morocco, Namibia, Netherlands, Nigeeria, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Serbiz & Montenegro, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Togo, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Zimbabwe