The 20th International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa is taking place in Kigali, Rwanda at Kigali Convention Centre. 

Community Village

The Community Village is an integral and vibrant element of the ICASA programme. Located on the parking esplanade (see venue map) the Community Village is open to both registered conference participants and the general public.

The village will host community talks: conferences/debates/workshop, giving conference participants the opportunity to interact with, political, scientists, community leaders NGO activities throughout the conference on the main stage. Another activity of the community village is the NGO exhibition space. Delegates and visitors are encouraged and invited to visit the Village exhibition areas and networking zones.

The Official Opening Ceremony of the Community Village will commence at 16:00 on Monday, 2nd December, 2019 at the Kigali Convention Centre. Please see the Community Village programme in your conference bag for the full schedule of sessions, performances and activities.


Side event: Harm reduction programmes in Africa: Policies & progress 

Date: 5th December 2019
Time:12.45- 14.15PM
Room: Prof Madeleine Okome (MH3) 

Issues discussed: Global state of Harm Reduction with focus on Africa, EAC Policy in Harm Reduction, Community Led Harm Reduction Interventions, West Africa Perspectives on Harm Reduction, What Next for Africa in terms of Harm Reduction


Pre-conference: 2nd Accountability Pre-Conference | "Holding Leaders Accountable"

Date: 1st December 2019 
Time:9.00- 17.30PM 
Room: Cheick sidy Modibo Kane, Radisson Convention Centre

Accountability International envision the 2nd Accountability Pre-Conference at #ICASA2019 as the paramount arena in which to promote accountability, provide information, experiences, and training on accountability, and for partners to come together to discuss accountability in the response to HIV, SRHR, health more broadly, and universal human rights. Follow the conversation #HoldingLeadersAccountable #Account4All

More information here.


Partnership to Inspire, Transform and Connect the HIV response (PITCH) ICASA Roadmap

With sessions focusing on youth, harm reduction, people who use drugs and advocacy by key populations.


Symposium: La réduction des risques - Un levier pour mettre fin au VIH/Sida en Afrique

Date: 6th December 2019 
Time: Starting at 18.00PM
Room: MH4