5th Session of the Conference of Parties (CoP5)

The 5th session of the Conference of Parties of African Risk Capacity, or CoP5, will convene on 8-9 March 2017 in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, at the kind invitation of Cote d’Ivoire.

All signatories to the ARC Establishment Agreement are invited to attend. Delegations from signatory countries must send credentials signed by the ministers overseeing ARC activities within the countries. More information can be found in the document below.

Credentials for Fifth Session of Conference of Parties





CoP5 will be held at the Radisson Blu Abidjan Airport Hotel. Please note that the venue for CoP5 has changed from  Sofitel Abidjan Hotel Ivoire.

Presentations during the sessions and discussions may be made in any of the four African Union Commission languages (Arabic, English, French and Portuguese) with simultaneous interpretation. Documentation will also be made available in all of these languages.

All participants are requested to register at the meeting room to receive identification tags and registration packages containing background documents, the agenda and relevant information on the conference.

The Government of Cote d’Ivoire will host a Gala Dinner at Latrille Events at 19:00 on 8 March. Lunch and refreshments will be provided at the meeting venue during the meeting days.

Details on logistics, such as arrival information, lodging options and transportation provisions, please download the note below:

Logistics for Fifth Session of the Conference of Parties