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International Meeting and Assembly

Njoo Uone

Nairobi, Kenya

POSTPONED to July 2021

due to COVID-19 emergency


Rome, 31 March 2020




Dear brothers and sisters,

Due to the situation of COVID-19 worldwide, the Meeting and the Elective Assembly IDYM are POSTPONED to July 2021.

Trusting in solidarity as a gesture of closeness, at a time when the common good requires a "social distance", as the Master of the Order reminded us in his last message, we invite you to strengthen the bonds of our Dominican family in prayer.

Fraternally yours in Saint Dominic,

Elijor Benjamin “Benz” Rodil                                  fr Juan Ubaldo LÓPEZ SALAMANCA, OP
IDYM Coordinator                                                                     General Promotor of the Laity


More details and specific dates in July 2021 will be announced as soon as possible. 

We are currently working on rebooking venue, speakers, etc. The event will still be in Nairobi, Kenya.

If you need any specific information urgently, please contact the organization team at:

WhatsApp: +639179682369

about njoo uone

Njoo Uone (Swahili for Come and you will see) is a very signifying verse from the Gospel of John, chapter 1, about John’s disciples following Jesus.  (Jn 1, 35-39). It is in this context, inspired by Come and you will see, that this International Meeting has been planned: in relation to our objective of knowing our Mission. But, what mission? The one we have as Christians, as Dominicans, as Dominican Youth.

It is an open invitation to all IDYM members to come and join as we see and contemplate together about our mission. How we, as part of a big family, are called to be active part of our Movement, our Dominican Family and our Catholic Church worldwide. Come and you will see what our mission is calling us to, how we can be fruitful part of an active International Dominican Youth Movement, and how we are  called to make a difference in our own local groups.

Meeting & Assembly's LOGO

The logo and the visual image of our Meeting and Assembly is very important. It should make us proud of our event, make us feel identified with it, and also let others know “what’s going on” in our gathering.

Our Njoo Uone logo is a collaborative design from the Dominican Youth Movement group of MONTBELLO in South Africa.  


           Read here all about its meaning and symbolism. 

Registration and event details

With great joy that we formally invite you to the IDYM Meeting and Assembly - Njoo Uone - to be held in Nairobi, Kenya on July 2021

Meeting: July 2020

Participants are welcome to arrive from July 14th afternoon. 

Assembly of delegates: July, 2020

This International Meeting and Assemby - Njoo Uone - is an invitation for all of us to witness to the joy of the Lord through the Dominican charism as we reflect on our mission together. Few days, we will be together in Nairobi, and we will be enjoying fraternity and love that bring us together as a family. We hope that will be a time for collective contemplation, and it will lead to sharing the fruits of our contemplation in service to humanity when we return to our homes and continue participating in the mission of the Order. It is also an invitation by our host brothers and sisters from DYM Kenya to go over and join them awhile. Your IDYM Family wants to see you there!


We kindly ask all the delegates of your country to register here. An application must be filled by person with the data indicated.

Registration fee: $160 USD

This will cover the following expenses: full board accomodation, meeting and assembly materials, organized cultural activities within the meeting and group transportation from/to the airport in Nairboi. 

For those delegates who are not part of the Assembly but intend to stay, additional fees will be paid (25-30 USD per day). One mode of payment will be On Arrival. For other modes of payment (online transfer), we shall be coordinating with you soon for the process and details.

Please, bear in mind that any personal expenses are not covered, or any activities outside the official program of the Meeting. 

For local DYMs or countries who are willing to donate for the Registration Fees of other local DYMs or countries who are needing financial support, kindly inform us.

Transportation from/to the airport will be organized depending on the flight information provided, so detailed information about timetables of IDYM transportation will not be available until few days before the meeting. This transportation will be available on specific dates and times that will be announced (venue-ariport). If you're travelling in other dates, you are expected directly at the venue (we will provide detailed directions). 



The venue for the International Meeting and Assembly is St. Francis Spiritual Center (House of the Little Sisters of St. Francis) localted in Kasarani Hunters, Kasarani - Mwiki Road, Nairobi, Kenya.



Once registered through the said inscription form, the organization of IDYM International Meeting and Assembly will be sending out the invitation letters based on the data registered in the Inscription Form, with which all participants will need in their visa application, alongside other requirements of Kenya for visa.

Please also take note that you need to have a Proof of Yellow Fever Immunization, one of the important requirements for visa application and entry to Kenya.


For the full visa requirements and application, you may access the following links:


Do you qualify to apply for visa? You may access the following link to check the qualification of your country:


The organization could not include in the registration fee the health insurance. We, therefore, recommend having it hired to cover the days that you will be in Kenya. Otherwise, for any incident that you could have, you must personally pay the expenses incurred, and these can be very high.


You must also bring medicines you may need.


The highest temperature (average) in July will be 22°C (70°F). The lowest temperature (average) in July will be 10°C (50°F). With this, we recommend all participants to wear appropriate clothes. In addition, we recommend the checking of temperatures online days before the Meeting and Assembly.


If you have concerns, questions, comments or clarifications, please feel free to contact us at:

Email address:,   and

WhatsApp: +639179682369


New registration process will be available in summer 2020
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