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Dear Attendee/Delegate,

Thank you for your interest in attending Africa Cyber Defense Forum (ACDF) 2023.

Our desire to keep ACDF 2023 as an exclusive, high-level cybersecurity networking event is the main reason we vet and approve each registration. To this end, only approved delegates (who will be informed of their approved status via email) will be able to attend the conference.

If you have not received an email notification after registration, check your Spam/Junk folder. To ensure you don’t miss important updates regarding ACDF 2023 please whitelist the email address and 

ACDF 2023 will take place from 14 to 16 November at:
Kigali Marriott Hotel
KN 3 Avenue, Nyarugenge District
Kigali, Rwanda

About ACDF 2023 Open Golf Challenge

ACDF 2023 Open is an 18-hole Golf Challenge that shall be held alongside the 4th Annual edition of Africa Cyber Defense Forum on Friday 17 November 2023, merging the realms of cybersecurity and golf. This year’s challenge will take place on the exquisite greens of Kigali Golf Resort and Villa’s.

The challenge brings together professionals and enthusiasts in cybersecurity, cyber defense, ICT industries for a day of friendly competition and networking.

Players shall be divided into teams and navigate Kigali Golf’s 18-hole course, where each hole will represent a different facet of cybersecurity, such as encryption or malware defense. Before teeing off, players must answer cyber security-related trivia questions and puzzles, with correct answers offering advantages for the game. This interactive approach integrates learning about cybersecurity into the golfing experience.

Getting to Kigali

Airlines servicing Kigali International Airport are RwandAir, Kenya Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, Brussels Airlines, KLM, Qatar Airways and Turkish Airlines. Helicopter transfers within Rwanda are available through Akagera Aviation.


Visit the below links to book a hotel of your choice. There is no room block being held at the Marriott.


Much of Rwanda lies at too high an elevation for malaria to be a major concern, but the disease is present and prophylactic drugs are recommended. Travellers should seek professional medical advice on taking anti-malarial medicines and take precautions to avoid mosquito bites, especially between dawn and dusk.

Travellers should ensure they are up-to-date with vaccinations, following the advice of their local healthcare provider, and should consider bringing a small first aid kit. A certificate of yellow-fever vaccination is required.

It is advisable not to drink tap water. Bottled mineral water can be bought in all towns – make sure the seal is intact.

Visa Information

From 1st Jan 2018, Nationals of all countries receive visa on arrival at Kigali International Airport and all land borders. Citizens of country members to the following international organizations; African Union, Commonwealth and La Francophonie get visa upon arrival and are waived visa fees for a visit of 30 days. A citizen of East African Community Member States shall be issued a pass/entry visa free of charge upon arrival to stay for the period of six months. The following countries to be granted 90 days valid visa free of charge upon arrival: Angola, Benin, Central African Republic, Chad, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, The Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis, Ghana, Guinea, Indonesia, Haiti, Mauritius, Philippines, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Sao Tome and Principe, Singapore and the state Qatar.

If you require a letter of invitation, please respond to this email with a request for one. Please allow 5-10 business days for the letter to be returned. Letters will be distributed by National Cyber Security Authority (NCSA) in partnership with ACDF.

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