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2018 SIIL Annual Meeting

The 2018 Annual Meeting for the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Collaborative Research on Sustainable Intensification (SIIL) will take place on January 8-9, 2018 at the Himawari Hotel Apartments in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. SIIL subawardees, external advisory board, collaborators, management entity staff, and USAID representatives will gather to share updates and discuss research strategies moving forward. 

Registration

All attendees must register to attend the SIIL Annual Meeting through the online registration website. The registration fee is $150 per person, and this covers lunch and dinner on January 8th, as well as lunch on January 9th. The deadline to register for the SIIL Annual Meeting is December 1, 2017

The SIIL is arranging an optional river cruise with dinner on the evening of January 9th. Participants will be responsible for their own expenses. There will be an opportunity to indicate your interest in the registration process.

Accommodation

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Himawari Hotel Apartments. The room rate is $90/night for the Himawari Suite, and this rate is inclusive of a buffet breakfast. To reserve your room, please email reservation@himawari.com.kh and copy sarpisey@rua.edu.kh with your requested dates of stay and mention that you are a "guest of the Royal University of Agriculture". 

While Annual Meeting participants are encouraged to stay at the Himawari Hotel, it is not required. 

Transportation

Attendees are responsible for making their own airline ticket reservations, as well as airport transfers to/from the meeting venue. If you are staying at the Himawari Hotel Apartments, airport transfers can be made by emailing reservation@himawari.com.kh.

Travel Requests

All individuals that are using SIIL funds to finance (in part or full) their trip to Cambodia must submit a travel request on the Piestar Reporting Hub at least 3 weeks prior to departure. 

A separate trip request must be made to the USAID Mission in Cambodia one month in advance of your dates of travel. Please use the USAID Cambodia Activity Tracker using instructions in the CE SAIN Interaction Guide.

Visa Information 

Attendees will require a valid passport and a Cambodian visa to enter Cambodia. Tourist and business visas are valid for one month from the date of entry into Cambodia. Cambodia offers on-line visa processing. You may also apply in person at the Cambodian Embassy located at 4530 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20011, tel. 202-726-7742, fax 202-726-8381.Tourists and business travelers may also obtain a Cambodian visa at the airports in Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, and at all major border crossings.

Additional Informational 

  • The average high temperature in Phnom Penh in January is 31°C/88°F, and the average low temperature is 21°C/70°F.
  • The US dollar is the main currency used in Cambodia. Prices in hotels, shops and restaurants are quoted in US dollars. Cambodian Riels are used only as small change at a rate of around 4000 Riels/US$1.
  • Hepatitis A, Zika, and typhoid are prevalent in Cambodia, among other diseases and viruses, and travelers are advised to take appropriate precautions. Please see the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) link below for further information.

Helpful Links 

CDC Health Information for Travelers to Cambodia

U.S. State Department Country Information for Cambodia