IPPNW is excited to announce that, after a delay of several years due to COVID, we will convene our first Congress in Africa in April 2023 in Mombasa, Kenya. The theme is Disarmament, Climate Crisis and Health. The coastal Kenyan city of Mombasa will provide a luxurious seaside backdrop to many of the IPPNW Congress activities, to be conducted at the Traveler’s Beach Hotel & Club. The main Congress will be three days, from 27-29 April, with other events to include a Student Congress on 26 April and IPPNW governance meetings on 26 and 30 April.

An active Kenya planning team led by IPPNW co-president Sally Ndung’u has been meeting to plan other activities, including a Bike Tour from Nairobi to Mombasa preceding the Congress. Participants in the Bike Tour will pedal for five days over nearly 500 km through a variety of landscapes, including a national wildlife park. In addition, we will be offering three post-congress tours of varying lengths, from two-five days, ranging from an island/marine park excursion in Mombasa to a full safari adventure (extra fees required.)
The Congress program will feature a range of African and international speakers. Sessions will highlight and link the health consequences of the climate crisis and nuclear weapons, especially as they relate to Africa, and within the context of other world events. They will include the topics of nuclear famine, energy choices, nuclear brinkmanship during war, climate and conflict and the Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons. Each session will be organized to provide engagement opportunities to participants. A Youth Panel will emphasize how young health professionals and other young people can become involved in advocating for climate justice, nuclear weapons abolition, and a more peaceful and sustainable world.
We will offer a hybrid/virtual internet option for those who cannot attend the Congress in person.

Conference Themes

Sub Themes


Nuclear weapons and health

Energy choices, nuclear power, uranium mining


Militarism, development and health

TPNW Universalization

Climate change, climate justice and health



Conference Venue Information


This 4 star hotel is located in Bamburi Beach, 10km from the centre of Mombasa. It features a large lagoon-style outdoor pool and 4 restaurants. The spacious, air conditioned rooms and suites at Travellers Beach Hotel all include a balcony with a picturesque view of the Indian Ocean.

A buffet breakfast is served daily at Shibe Restaurant. Italian and Indian restaurants are also on offer , as well as a thatch-roof grill restaurant next to the pool.

Guests can take diving lessons, try snorkeling  or glass- bottom boat tour. There’s is also a gift shop, laundry services and children’s fun activities.

Shuttles services available to and from Moi International Airoport, which is 23km away

Amenities and Activities

Tennis court, Golf course (within 3 km), Fishing, Beach, Billiards, Table tennis, Windsurfing, Darts, Cycling, Diving, Squash, Snorkelling, Water sport facilities (on site), Movie nights, Walking tours, Bike tours, Themed dinner nights, Tour or class about local culture, Live music/performance, Live sport events (broadcast), Aerobics, Tennis equipment, Badminton equipment

More information about Travellers Beach Hotel:

IPPNW XXIII World Congress in Africa

Travel Information


Fly to Moi International Airport (Mombasa) from Nairobi then take a taxi/uber from the Airport to the hotel.

Travel by bus from Nairobi: Tahmeed Bus, Mash Oxygen, etc

Take the SGR train from Nairobi to Mombasa

  • Approximately 6hours
  • Average cost one-way:1000-1200ksh for economy,1800ksh for business class, 3000ksh for 1st class
  • Timings: Nairobi to Mombasa: 8.20am-2.20pm(Inter-county), 2.35pm-7.20pm(express) Mombasa to Nairobi: 8.00am-1.42pm(inter-county),3.15pm-8.14pm(express)

Remember to have your Malarial prophylaxis before your travel to Mombasa.

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