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    ICESCO Workshop on Preparing Inventory Lists and Nomination Files for Inscription on Heritage Lists Concludes Proceedings in Cairo

    24 January 2024

    The workshop on preparing inventory lists and nomination files for inscription on heritage lists concluded proceedings in Cairo, on Tuesday, 23 January 2024. The workshop, held by the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO), in cooperation with the Egyptian Ministry of Culture and National Commission for Education, Science and Culture, aimed at developing the capacities of a number of heritage professionals from Egypt and Yemen.

    The workshop closing day witnessed the presence of Dr. Nevin Al-Kilany, Egyptian Minister of Culture, Muammar Mutahar Al-Eryani, Yemeni Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr. Hisham Azmi, Egyptian Secretary General of the Supreme Council for Culture, and Dr. Sherif Saleh, Supervisor of the Egyptian National Commission for Education, Science and Culture.

    In her address, Dr. Nevin Al-Kilany expressed her hope that this workshop would serve as a model to train as many specialists as possible in heritage conservation amid the regional and global challenges facing this field.

    Likewise, Mr. Al-Eryani highlighted the severe damage to Yemeni heritage sites, stressing Yemen’s interest in preserving tangible and intangible heritage elements.

    For his part, Dr. Osama El Nahas, heritage expert at ICESCO Culture and Communication Sector, stressed the Organization’s keenness to building and developing the capacities of various heritage professionals across all Member States, deeming that the inscription of cultural heritage sites and elements is a first step towards preserving, restoring and benefiting from heritage.

    Additionally, Dr. Sherif Saleh lauded ICESCO’s role in preserving heritage and enhancing the capacities of professionals in the field, commending the role of the Egyptian Minister of Culture and National Commission in ensuring the successful organization of this workshop.

    At the end of the training, the trainees and the facilitators received certificates of participation and appreciation respectively.

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