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    Tomorrow… ICESCO Holds an International Conference on Preserving Cultural Heritage in the Lake Chad Basin

    27 September 2021

    The Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO), in partnership with Konrad Adenauer Foundation, is holding an international conference on the preservation, protection, and promotion of cultural heritage, in the context of insecurity in the Lake Chad Basin, which is the largest lake in Africa, with an estimated area of ​​2.5 million Km².

    The three-day conference, which is held in celebration of the Islamic World Heritage Day, will kick off tomorrow, September 28, 2021, both at ICESCO headquarters and via videoconference, at 7:30 UTC (8:30 Rabat time).

    It will bring together the Ministers of Culture of the Republic of Cameroon, the Republic of Niger, the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the Republic of Chad, Ms. Amira El-Fadil Mohamed El-Fadil, Commissioner for Social Affairs at the African Union, representatives of several international and African organizations, researchers and students from more than thirty universities and research centers in Cameroon, Nigeria, Chad, Niger, and France.

    The event aims at exchanging ideas and experiences in the field of African cultural heritage, highlighting the importance of heritage preservation in the context of insecurity, and encouraging the inscription of cultural elements on the Islamic World Heritage List.

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