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GMBernadette Africa Event

Event Info – 13th Official Gathering of the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers in Gabon, Africa

“SALENI GO NTCHE Y’AFRIKA”

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ECHOES OF THE GRANDMOTHERS: Roots of Humanity

Host Grandmother:

Bernadette Rebienot
Omyene
Libreville, Gabon, Central Africa

Location & Dates:

Oyenano Village
Libreville, Gabon, Central Africa

Nearest Airport: Libreville Leon M’ba International Airport

July 23rd to 26th, 2015

Please be informed that all participants will be responsible for arranging their own lodging.

Information & Links you may find useful:

Flights:

Libreville Airport is the only international airport in Gabon. There is no national airline, but Air France, DELTA, Royal Air Maroc, Lufthansa and South African Airways regularly connect Libreville to Paris, Casablanca, Frankfurt and Johannesburg respectively.

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/gabon/libreville/transport/other/aeroport-de-libreville

Visas:

Visas are required by all travelers and must be obtained before arrival.

http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/country/gabon.html

Currency Exchange:

The airport has currency exchange, but it is only open during the day. Some hotels will also exchange currency.

We strongly recommend that you exchange your money and spend it all or exchange it to U.S. dollars before you leave the country as the Central African CFA franc is not widely available in the U.S.

Money and costs

http://www.lonelyplanet.com/gabon/money-costs

Hotels:

Coming soon.

Getting around Gabon:

Car hire is always more expensive than renting a vehicle with a driver, but Europcar, Hertz and Avis have offices at the airport. Transportation from Hotel to the village will be provided, and more information coming soon.

Health:

http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/gabon

Weather:

http://www.accuweather.com/en/ga/libreville/168271/july-weather/168271

Water:

To be on the safe side, it is better not to drink the tap water in Gabon. Bottled water is widely available. Buy capped bottled water from reputable brands.

Gathering Topics

Woman, Spirituality, and the Environment

Woman
The most kindred creature to Earth.
She allows life to germinate in her.
The quiet force that embodies peace.

Spirituality
The African vision: A different kind of prayer.

The Environment
Are we conscious of the benefits and the sanctity of nature?

Conference Registration

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

ALL 4 DAY PASS: $500

For all REGISTRATION inquiries regarding the 13th Official Gathering, kindly email us at registration@grandmotherscouncil.org

Event Disclaimer

By registering for this conference, participants expressly acknowledge and agree to adhere to the Terms and Conditions of the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers sponsors of this event.

All reasonable endeavors will be made to hold the Conference and to present its program as scheduled under the circumstances that assure the comfort and the safety of all participants and their guests. However, the organizers cannot be held responsible by any person as a result of a cancellation of any presentations connected with it, or for any injury, damage or inconvenience which may be suffered by any person while traveling to and from, or during their presence in Libreville, Gabon, in connection with the 13th Grandmothers Gathering. Through the registration you agree that you have been fully informed of your consent, waiver of liability, and release before participating in the event.

Code of Conduct:

The registrant agrees to conduct him/herself in a cordial manner. The event organizers will not tolerate any registrant who creates a disturbance; is disrespectful to any other registrant, any of its speakers and attendees, exhibitors, volunteers or staff. We reserve the right, in its sole discretion, to investigate any complaint and to dismiss any registrant found by to have violated the Code of Conduct, without refund of registration fees.

Cancellation Policy:

All cancellations must be received in writing. Refunds, minus a $50 processing fee, will be processed after the conference. Cancellations can be applied toward a donation toward the conference if you desire. Please note you are responsible for payment if you do not cancel your registration and do not attend the conference.

Use of Likeness Disclaimer:

The sponsors of the event:

  • May videotape sessions and photograph during the conference that may be viewable on their website. In addition the event will be monitored for unauthorized photography and recording. You agree not to photograph, record or digitize any parts of the presentations.
  • May use your name and likeness on their website and in future materials at their sole discretion and without payment or remuneration of any kind to participants. Participants expressly waive any and all causes of action against the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers for the appropriation of participant’s name and likeness, as well as any other related causes of action, if any.