Km 45 Carretera México-Veracruz, Col. El Batán, Texcoco, Estado de México

CIMMYT

Weather and dress code:

Mexico City and El Batán are situated 2,200 m (7,575 ft) above sea level. The rainy season is June September. Dress code is business casual. A sweater and/or jacket for evenings and early mornings are usually required. Please bring comfortable shoes for tourist excursions or social outings. Hats and sunblock are also advisable.

Weather data – Mexico City (21 years average)

(C°)

 

Feb

Mar

Apr

Average high temperature

 

22

24

25

Highest temperature

 

28

31

31

Average low temperature

 

7

10

11

Lowest temperature

 

-1

-2

1

Average Precipitation (mm)

 

10

13

28

 

Contacts and Emergency numbers:

Emergency phone numbers

595 110 9876

01800 440 9876 (only from Mexico)

Emergency inside of CIMMYT

Dial 5558 from any telephone

Medical Service number (outside work hours)  595 957 0120

 

How to make a phone calls in/to Mexico:

Calling Mexico landline from abroad: Country exit code + 52 - city code - phone number

Calling Mexico mobile phone from abroad: Country exit code + 52 - 1 - phone number

Calling Mexico landline from within the country: 01 - city code - phone number

Calling Mexico mobile phone from within the country: 0 - 44/45 - phone number

Making international calls from Mexico: 00 (or ‘+’) - country code - city code - phone number

Details

How to make a phone calls in/to Mexico:

Calling Mexico landline from abroad: Country exit code + 52 - city code - phone number

Calling Mexico mobile phone from abroad: Country exit code + 52 - 1 - phone number

Calling Mexico landline from within the country: 01 - city code - phone number

Calling Mexico mobile phone from within the country: 0 - 44/45 - phone number

Making international calls from Mexico: 00 (or ‘+’) - country code - city code - phone number

Smoking policy on campus:

Smoking is not permitted inside any CIMMYT building. Smokers should step well outside of buildings and tents and utilize the indicated smoking areas.

Power Supply:

The power supply at CIMMYT headquarters is 120V-60Hz, with two-pin Standard American electric plugs. Please bring your own adaptor. A limited number of adapter plugs are available at the Hospitality Management area at the Maya Building for use-and-return.

Food and drink

Registration includes lunch and snacks from March 2 to 4, and dinner from March 2-3.

If you have any special food requirements or are concerned about allergies, please include it in your travel information form (https://forms.gle/axvbaqTFVr3AASuY8).


Communication and financial services

IT services and internet access:

Free wireless network is available throughout the CIMMYT campus. Cables for LAN connectivity are available at the housing office in the Maya building. The IT help desk will be located in front of the IT Services building. It is open daily from 9:00 AM till 5:00 PM.

Cashier:

You can exchange US dollars for/to Mexican pesos at the Cashier on the lower floor of the main building. The Cashier is open Monday to Friday from 09:00 am to 11:30 am and then from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

ATM:

The ATM machine is located in the main building, between the two back entrances. Please note that the ATM will charge bank fees on all transactions made with international cards.

 

Security

Please use usual precautions during your travels or while being in Mexico.

 

Before traveling

  • Include the CIMMYT Emergency number in your phone contacts.
  • Install the International SOS app and be aware of the services of International SOS.
  • Carry along a copy of your personal health record. Include a letter from your doctor explaining your need for medications, including any over-the-counter medications, in English and the language of your destination (Spanish if possible). Make sure you have copies of your prescriptions.

 

When traveling

  • At the airport, do not accept help from anyone other than airline staff and immigration officers.
  • Only use CIMMYT transport or transport arranged by IPRI contacts. Taxis are a suitable means of transport for short journeys in most urban areas, but should only be obtained through your hotel, by you Program Admin Week contact or by the Fleet Management Unit.

 

Stay safe

  • Exercise common sense while out in the streets, especially in areas less frequented by tourists and visitors. That means keeping a low profile and being aware of the people around you.
  • Do not travel on foot after dark, or in unfamiliar areas.
  • Use the cash machine at CIMMYT to withdraw money. If it is not possible, money should be withdrawn from ATMs or exchange bureaus during daylight hours and inside shops and malls.
  • Do not carry credit cards for which you have no PIN code.

Keep your valuables safe

  • Be cautious with your cash. Only carry what you’ll need for the day. Keep your valuables hidden.
  • Check the hotel room safe and punch in the code 0000 to make sure it doesn't open. (Some safes have been known to open under that combination.)
  • In case you bring any valuables, the Finance Department has some safe boxes available. Be prepared in case on an emergency evacuation

Note locations of fire exits and stairs. Identify the emergency exit and evacuation routes.

Deadline - October 30th, 2019
**Payments of attendance fee will be handeled by Kansas State University. 

**Registration fee (USD$ 600.00) includes transportation from/to Mexico City Airport, from/to Hotel Santa Bertha-CIMMYT and all meals throughout the event. The link above will direct you to a KSU server where you can proceed with the registration. Please, do not forget to provide us with your travel information form (https://forms.gle/axvbaqTFVr3AASuY8) as soon as you have your travel itinerary

Contact Us

CIMMYT 
Km 45 Carretera México-Veracruz, Col. El Batán, Texcoco, Estado de México,
CP. 56237

+52 1 55 5804 2004
Contact person: 
Leonardo Crespo-Herrera (L.Crespo@cgiar.org)
Diana Godinez (D.Godinez@cgiar.org)