Workshop on Conservation Projects in Conflict Zones
26 March, 2017

In cooperation between the ICCROM-ATHAR Regional Conservation Centre and the Prince Claus Fund, and with the support of the Embassy of the United States in Libya, a workshop on projects’ applications for cultural heritage protection took place in Tunisia from 22 to 23 March 2017. Professionals from Libya, Iraq, and Yemen attended the workshop. After a brief introduction by Dr. Zaki Aslan, Director of the ICCROM-ATHAR, Ms. Eveline De Weerd presented the CER program of the PCF explaining the projects’ selection criteria, and the procedures and timeframe that apply after the submission of proposals. After detailed presentations of the proposed projects, and following Ms. De Weerd’s presentation, the participants agreed on a few modifications to enhance their applications. In the case of Libya, participants agreed to unite efforts to apply for projects jointly between Libyan authorities. Furthermore, the participants concluded that they would continue to work on the application forms for those projects in collaboration with stakeholders, especially in Libya, and ICCROM-ATHAR. Workshop participants represented the following entities: from Libya: Department of Antiquities, Historic Cities Authority, National Archives and Historic Studies, University Al-Khums, and the Libyan Scouts. The general Organization for the Preservation of Historic Cities in Yemen (GOPHCY), and the National Board for Antiquities and Tourism from Iraq.

The participants are as follows:

  • Mr. Talal Bariun, International relations officer, Boy Scouts, Tripoli, Libya
  • Mr. El-Seddiq Errgieg, Director General, Historic Cities Authority, Tripoli, Libya
  • Dr. Said Ali Omar Ben Hamed, National Archives and Historic Studies, Libya
  • Dr. Mohamed Khazmi, Head of Antiquities Department, Al-Margab University, Al-Khums city, Libya
  • Dr. Ahmed AbdelKareem, Director General of Antiquities, Benghazi, Libya
  • Mr. Ramadan Shibani, Researcher/Heritage Professional in DoA, Tripoli, Libya
  • Mr. Mouhammad Al-Ramli, Researcher/Heritage Professional in DoA, Benghazi, Libya
  • Mr. Nabil Mounassar, Assistant -Director General, General Organization for Historic Cities in Yemen (GOPHCY), Yemen
  • Ms. Maha Said, State Board for Tourism and Antiquities, Iraq