Western Indian Ocean Regional Training Workshop Logistic Guidelines

CLIVAR IORP/POGO Regional Training Workshop on Observing the Coastal and Marginal Seas  in the Western Indian Ocean


Logistic Guidelines (Download)


1. For in-person participation in Maputo, Mozambique

Meeting venue
The Meeting will be held at: Espaço de Inovação located in the Centro de Estudos Africano at Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, University main campus on Avenida Julius Nyerere, Maputo. Address: 3453 Avenida Julius Nyerere, Maputo, Mozambique
  • A minibus will be provided by the workshop for transportation. Please wait for the bus at 8:00 am in front of your hotel.
  • Lunches will be provided by the local host institute
  • It is easy to get a taxi outside the airport (yellow taxi cub) and will cost around 500-800 MN (8-15 USD)
Hotel booking 
Workshop hotel for students and lectures (includes breakfast): 
Mozaika Guesthouse (Mozaika 1 $65). 
Other recommended hotels: 
Hotel Kapital (4 500 mzn = $70),  
Hotel Cardoso ( 8 294 mzn = $130)  

Email afo@hotelcardoso.co.mz (www.cardoso-hotel.com)

Polana Serena (12 511 mzn = $200)  
Please book yourself using the email provided above.
COVID regulation
Covid-19 General regulations for traveling to Mozambique are:
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate or Certificate showing a negative COVID-19 test result not older than 72 hours from the time of departure 
  • Wear mask 
  • Practice social distancing
Visa application
Based on international agreements concluded by the Republic of Mozambique, envisaging the waiving of visa obligations, all foreign nationals using passports from South Africa, Botswana, Malawi, Mauritius, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe are exempt from entry visas for Mozambique. 

Participants who need a visa will apply for a border visa at the airport (~50 US$). A list with your names will be with the authorities there, based on the following documents you have provided to wio2022@clivar.org:

  • Copy of passport
  • Hotel booking
  • Flight itinerary

The local organiser should already help you obtain an invitation letter issued by the local host organization and a visa authorisation letter issued by Mozambique authority after receiving your documentation. You need to show them in the airport together with all the documents listed above. Remember to bring hard copies.

Local Emergency Contact
Instituto Oceanográfico de Moçambique (InOM former Instituto de Investigacao Pesqueira), 
Av. Mao Tsé Tung, 389, Maputo, Mozambique  

Mr. Ivan Suege
Tel: +258 847506954
Email: isuege105@gmail.com 

Mr. Bernardino Malauene 
Tel: +258 845902813 (Call) or
      +258 824766840 (WhatsApp)
Email: dinomalawene@yahoo.com.br 


2. For virtual participation

We’re using GoToMeeting for virtual participation. If this is your first time to connect via this platform, here are the guidelines that you can refer to. It will take you a few minutes to download the GoTo app or web browser plug-in. Please also make sure to have your devices tested and ready beforehand the workshop.

Meeting ID: 893-006-221
Link: https://meet.goto.com/InternationalCLIVAR/western-indian-ocean-training-workshop
Livestream: https://fb.me/e/2zNExyYXU (Facebook)

For any further questions and assistance regarding virtual participation, please reach our IT support Ms Qian Zhao (qian.zhao@clivar.org).

Jing Li