PROMO CODE: 181106ALN
ALN is an alliance of leading corporate law firms currently in sixteen key African jurisdictions, working together to provide legal solutions to clients doing business across Africa. ALN strongly believes in its duty to play a positive role in society and to meaningfully impact the communities with whom we co-exist. We highlight two projects that we passionately believe in and encourage others to support: The Flipflopi initiative, which is focused on protecting the environment and natural resources, and the Safari Doctors initiative, which aims to improve livelihoods by providing adequate access to affordable health care to marginalised communities.
In June 2016, a team of volunteers set out to create mass awareness on how much single-use plastic ends up in the environment and engage people on ways to reduce its use. After much thought, they decided to package their simple message in the form in the form of a boat, built entirely out of plastic waste collected during beach and roadside clean-ups along the Kenyan coast.
Two years later, with the help of traditional dhow builders from the island of Lamu, the world’s very first 100 percent recycled plastic dhow gently set sail into the Indian Ocean on its maiden voyage. The dhow, aptly named The Flipflopi, is a sight to behold – over ten tonnes of plastic waste and thousands of repurposed flip-flops keep afloat to make a bold #PlasticRevolution statement and to encourage people to rethink their single-use plastic consumption.
At nine-metres in size, The Flipflopi’s first expedition will be to sail from Kenya to Zanzibar in January 2019, supported by the UN Environment’s Clean Seas initiative. Over a two-week voyage, the dhow will engage with communities along the East African coast about recycling and ocean plastic pollution. After the expedition, the dhow will be shipped to Nairobi to be the centre exhibit at UNEP’s Sustainable Innovation Expo in March 2019. Further plans are underway to build another dhow more than twice her size, capable of sailing around the world spreading its important message.
Every month, since 2015, a team of dedicated workers and volunteers known as Safari Doctors embarks on a journey to provide affordable and appropriate healthcare to marginalised communities in Lamu County, Kenya. In a boat loaded with medical supplies, the Safari Doctors set sail to conduct mobile clinics to assuage the challenges of neglect and insecurity that continue to impede access to healthcare for the Aweer and Bajuni communities living within the Lamu archipelago and on the mainland bordering Somalia.
Together with regular outreach work, the team is able to provide primary healthcare to up to 800 patients a month across at least 8 villages. In these communities, child immunizations are up, skin conditions are down, cases of communicable diseases have halved, the number of expectant mothers attending antenatal appointments has doubled, and demand for family planning has tripled. The vision is to have thriving communities in remote settings, with adequate access to affordable health solutions and improved livelihoods.
These Terms & Conditions of registration and participation bind all applicants, delegates and participants to 'the ALN International Conference' being organised by ALN and scheduled to be held in Dubai on 7-8 November 2018 (hereinafter referred to as 'The Conference'). Please read and familiarise yourself with them before proceeding with the registration and/or participation.
Last updated May 2018
PROMO CODE: 181106ALN
Preferential rates expire on 6 October 2018
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Preferential rates expire on 7 October 2018
We are delighted to announce that Emirates is the official airline for the conference offering our delegates special fares that can be accessed through the Emirates website by quoting the promo code EVE6ALN.
Terms & Conditions
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What are the available modes of payment that I can use?
Payments can be made via credit card, as well as bank deposit.
When will I receive my final registration confirmation?
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Can I have access to the delegates list?
Closer to the Conference, fully registered delegates’ will be given access to the Conference App which will contain the list of all registered delegates and speakers.
What is your conference cancellation policy?
Refunds are allowed only if requested 30 days before the conference and a 15% administrative fee is deducted from the amount paid by the delegate. Any requests made after that time are ineligible for a refund.
How do I book accommodation for the ALN Africa Investment Conference?
Accommodation is not included in your registration fee; however we have preferential rates with Four Seasons Resort, Jumeirah Beach as well as the Shangri-La and the JW Marriott Marquis, which are 15 minutes from Four Seasons Resort. Please visit the accommodation tab of the event website for links to the preferential rates for each of the hotels.
By when do I need to book a room?
Attendees who wish to book outside the above booking dates will need to contact the hotels directly.
Are there any discounts for travel?
Yes. Emirates is the official airline for the conference offering our delegates special fares that can be accessed through the Emirates website
Minister for Tolerance, United Arab Emirates
His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan is the Minister of Tolerance in the new Cabinet announced in October 2017.
His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak joined the Federal Government in 1992 and held a number of government portfolios including Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Minister of Education and Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development.
His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak was also Chancellor of United Arab Emirates University from 1983 to 2013; Chancellor of Higher Colleges of Technology from 1988 to 2013; and President of Zayed University from 1998 to 2013.
His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan received his education at the British Millfield School until the high secondary level before joining Magdalen College at Oxford University-UK.
Former Prime Minister of Mali and ALN Chairman
Dr. Cheick Modibo Diarra is a leader in the business and civic community on the continent. A former Prime Minister of Mali, he is a distinguished leader in science, education, and public life and has been described as "the pride of Mali and Africa" by the United Nations Organisation for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO).