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RA I-17

The Seventeenth session of the Regional Association I (RA I-17) will be held from 22 to 23 February 2019 in Cairo, Egypt.

The session will be preceded by the Women Leadership in Africa Workshop (16-17 February 2019), the AMCOMET Technical Segment and RA I RECO (18-20 February 2019) and the AMCOMET Ministerial Segment (21 February 2019) , held at the same venue. 

information.pngInformation and registration desk

Online registration is required for all participants.

A conference information and registration desk will be set up close to the meeting rooms to facilitate the registration of participants and provision of general information.

Registration for the RECO, AMCOMET meetings and the 17th session of the Regional Association I (RA I-17) will take place at the conference information and registration desk at the Conference Center of EMA and start on 17 February, from 4 to 6 p.m. It will continue throughout the RECO, the AMCOMET meetings and the session. At the time of registration, participants will receive identification badges, which should be worn throughout the sessions.

paperless.pngPaper-smart session

Documents will be posted before and during the session on the session website, in line with WMO greening efforts to promote paper-smart meetings. Therefore, participants are kindly invited to bring internet-enabled portable computers capable of handling Microsoft Word 2010 and Adobe PDF formats so that they can work in paper-smart mode during the session.

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During the AMCOMET meetings and the session, simultaneous interpretation in three WMO official languages (Arabic, English and French) will be provided in the main conference room. Additional meeting rooms without interpretation facilities will also be available.

Interpretation in English and French will also be provided during the RECO.

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Material arrangements for the session are described in the INF1(1) document posted in the Information Documents section of this website.

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Visa.pngEntry requirements

All participants requiring a visa to enter the Republic of Egypt should make their visa applications directly to the nearest embassy or consulate of the Republic of Egypt, submitting invitation letters issued, if necessary, by the Local Organizing Committee, together with other required documents. Holders of Diplomatic, Service, Official or specified passports from some countries may not require a visa by virtue of bilateral agreements.

Unless coming from one of the visa-exempt countries, all participants requiring a visa to enter the Republic of Egypt should apply for their visa directly from the Embassy or Consulate-General of the Republic of Egypt in their country, or a designated country in cases where no Egyptian Embassy or Consulate is available in their own country. Diplomatic and service visas and entry permits, where required, shall be granted free of charge and as speedily as possible to the participants for their effective participation throughout the duration of the meetings, provided the application for the visa is made sufficiently in advance before the beginning of the session.

More detailed information on Immigration Facilities in different countries is available on the Ministry of  Foreign Affairs of the Republic of  Egypt web page :
If a letter of invitation is necessary for visa application, please send the information page of your passport to the local organizing committee (LOC), before 31 December 2018.

Local organizing committee
E-mail :   -    Fax : +2024646715

hotel.pngHotel reservation

A block reservation has been made with very special rates. The reservation will be made on a first-come-first-serve basis.
To secure the special rates at these hotels, participants are requested to fill the hotel reservation form in Appendix B of the INF1(1) document and return to the local organizing committee (LOC) before 10 January 2019.
Appendix A of the INF1(1) document contains a list of the recommended hotels. Please note that there will be a shuttle service provided only for these 3 hotels.

For any further information please contact the local organizing committee (LOC) at the following address:  

E-mail :

Fax : +2024646715

More information concerning hotel reservations is available in INF1(1) document to be posted in the Information Documents section of this website.

transportation.pngTransportation from airport

Participants are recommended to arrive at the Cairo International Airport (CAI) (website:, where major companies operate daily flights.

information.pngContact information

All enquiries related to the organization of the RECO, the AMCOMET meetings and the 17th session of the Regional Association I (RA I-17should be sent to with copy to Anne-Josine Umugwaneza (