After reviewing the current prevailing circumstances on the evolving Corona Virus (COVID-19) pandemic and the implications on the health and safety of participants, as well as emerging and potential difficulties around travel, icipe management has decided to postpone the RSIF Technical Annual Learning Meeting (that was planned for March 31- April 3) to a later date.
Some of the considerations that led to this decision are:
- The Government of Kenya has restricted the holding of international gatherings.
- Feedback from a number of RSIF partners, whose travel has been restricted or banned, including our partners in South Korea, US, Europe and the World Bank.
- A number of airlines have begun to restrict travel to ‘level 3’ countries, and continue to update these.
- Risk of delays and disruptions at the airports resulting from screening for COVID-19.
We apologize for any inconveniences this change may cause and sincerely hope to be able to convene a learning meeting, later in the year.
We thank you for your understanding.