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    ICESCO Pavilion at COP 27 Hosts Discussions on Impact of Climate Change on Biodiversity and Underwater Heritage

    17 November 2022

    The pavilion of the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 27) in Sharm El-Sheikh continued its series of activities on Wednesday, November 16, 2022, with several seminars and discussion sessions, in which ICESCO’s officials, experts and collaborators reviewed the Organization’s projects, programmes and efforts in its different areas of competence.

    Dr. Ismaila Diallo, Expert at ICESCO’s Science and Technology Sector, Dr. Aris Porvanto, Secretary-General of the Indonesian National Commission, Dr. Dawda Ngum, Director of the Laboratory of Plant Ecology, Dr. Hari Nugroho, Expert at the Center for Research on Biological Systems, Human Evolution and the Biosphere, Dr. Diaminatou Sanogo, Expert in Ecology and Agroforestry, and Mr. Magit Keri, Project Coordinator at the Akrimeth Regional Center, delivered various presentations on the impact of climate change on biodiversity, while Dr. Jihane Benamour, Researcher in law, delivered a presentation that reviews the issue from a legal perspective.

    In a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Osama El Nahas, Expert at ICESCO’s Culture and Communication Sector, Dr. Christophe Morhange, Expert in Physical Geography and Geoarchaeology at Aix-Marseille University, Dr. Salma Sabour, Researcher at the University of Southampton in England, Dr. Niki Evelpidou, Researcher at Kapodistrian University in Athens, and Dr. Shaban Al-Amir, Head of the Archeology Restoration Department at the Faculty of Archeology in Fayoum University, delivered presentations on the impact of climate change on coastal heritage sites and underwater heritage and suggested a range of solutions to these issues.

    Dr. Nami Salihi, Expert at ICESCO’s Culture and Communication Sector, Dr. Wafa Benslimane, a Researcher in underwater heritage, and Dr. Habib Ben Boubaker, Expert in climate issues, as well as Dr. Lemhabeh Yerba Ahmed Mahmoud, and Dr. Hassan Mohamed El Hassan, researchers at the Banc d’Arguin National Park in Mauritania, delivered multiple presentations on the impact of climate change on the Tunisian underwater heritage.

    As part of the simulation activities, Dr. Osama El Nahas and Ms. Dina Ramadan Gohar, Museum Curator at the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, delivered a presentation on the impact of climate change on archaeological sites and the means for saving vanishing heritage.

    For his part, Dr. Abdelmajid Tribak, Expert in Joint Environmental Action at ICESCO, delivered a presentation on the Prophet’s biography and issues related to biodiversity conservation.

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