19th ICASA | 4 - 9 DEC 2017 | ABIDJAN | CÔTE D'IVOIRE
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Community Village

For Community Village bookings please complete the Community Village form and email it back to the ICASA 2017 Community Village Department at communityvillage@icasa2017cotedivoire.org

The conference plan for few community village stands. A maximum of 50 will be available based on first come first serve basis. To apply for a stand you can also use the same format and notify that you are only applying for stand.

NB: Payment is only made for booths, (2x2m): 1,000.00 (USD) and for (4x2m) 1,500.00 (USD).
A payment order will be sent by email once the ICASA 2017 Community Village Department has received the fully completed registration form. As soon as full payment has been received, you will be sent a receipt.


The International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA) is a major international AIDS conference which takes place in Africa. It is a biennial conference which alternates between Anglophone and Francophone African countries. ICASA has been organized since 1990 to mitigate the impact of HIV/AIDS through an African continent free of HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria and the debilitating effects which these diseases have on our communities, where there is no stigma and discrimination against PLHIV and their families, and where social justice and equity to accessing treatment prevails. So far ICASA has been hosted in (14) fourteen countries with more than 100,000 direct participants. The last ICASA was hosted in Harare, Zimbabwe in 2015.

ICASA 2017 Côte-d’Ivoire will be an excellent opportunity to promote inter-sectoral achievements in the AIDS response and to strengthen the partnership among governments, Civil Societies, and development partners towards 90-90-90 and ending AIDS in 2030. ICASA 2017 is expected to convene more than 10,000 delegates from nearly 150 countries, including more than 200 journalists around the globe. The conference will be held from 4 to 9 December 2017 in Sofitel Abidjan Hotel Ivoire. Society for AIDS in Africa (SAA), the custodian of ICASA, with more than 5,000 membership in 56 countries, is organizing ICASA 2017 in collaboration with the Government of Cote d’Ivoire, jointly with international and local partners.


The 19th International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA 2017) offers a space for exchange of ideas and experiences, among delegates in general and key actors in particular, to the response on the epidemic so as to introduce, implement, and advocate for effective, evidence-informed HIV and AIDS and STIs interventions in their communities, countries and regions. ICASA 2017, through the Community Village, avails a platform for PLHIV, key populations, community leaders, and their partners to showcase their programs, services, best practices and share experiences and to network so as to own, scale-up and sustain the response towards the end of  AIDS. It further creates a forum to appreciate and exchange African arts and traditions in relation to AIDS and STI’s. In addition, Community Village sessions that will take place inside the Community Village area being open to the public will present an opportunity to discuss important issues with the top figures. The Community Village Programme will be released in September 2017. Note that ICASA 2017 Community Village ACTIVITIES Submissions close on 15th AUGUST 2017.

Any enquiries concerning your Community Village proposal submitted should be addressed to communityvillage@icasa2017cotedivoire.org

All submitters (successful and rejected) will be notified by email after the review and selection  process is  complete  Maximum 15 September 2017.
The information provided on the form is considered confidential and will only be used for ICASA 2017 and its accredited affiliated events.

Successful candidates outside of Cote d’Ivoire are responsible for checking the visa requirements that apply to their country and cover related costs.
Selection criteria

Community Village proposals will be selected based on a combination of criteria, including:


Activity – One must give a brief description of its activities scheduled to take place during the community village session. The major activities must be aligned with the various breaks within the main Conference Programme. The session must be manageable, with practical demonstration and facilitates interactive learning and/or sharing.


Methodology – it appeals to or involves a diverse or specifically targeted audience. The sessions must be all inclusive and the ICASA Secretariat appreciates that in the planning of activities, they must be tailored to engage dialogue with the major stakeholders such as Advocates & Activists, the Youth, the UN System and leaders such as the ICASA 2017 ICON, the First Lady of Cote d’Ivoire, Her Excellency Mrs. Dominique Ouattara, the Ex Dr Of UNAIDS, PEPFAR Ambassador, Global representative etc…


Relevance – the proposal fits with the overall conference theme and objectives, and the sub-themes of the Community Programme to impact the HIV and AIDS and/or STIs response.
Please contact communityvillage@icasa2017cotedivoire.org with any questions regarding your submitted proposal.

We look forward to welcoming you in the Community Village!
ICASA 2017 Community Programme Committee



Community Village