Day 1- Tuesday 10 December

08.00-08.45 Registration and coffee
08.45-09.00 Welcome/Opening. Themes and conference goals
Bijan Rouhani, Conference Coordinator - EAMENA, University of Oxford
Resilience and Recovery for Local Communities 1
Chair: Salima Naji - Independent Architect/GHF Partner
09.00-09.15 Mustapha Atki, Mustapha Nami & Mohamed Belatik - INSAP
Le patrimoine culturel de Tata, une ressource non renouvelable pour un développement local durable
09.15-09.30 Ruth Young, Paul Newson - University of Leicester / American University of Beirut
Conflict-damaged sites as a continuing resource: Lebanon as a case study
09.30-09.45 Ahmed Saleh Ettahiri, Abdallah Fili and Jean-Pierre Van Staëvel - INSAP / El Jadida University / Panthéon-Sorbonne University
Co-Constructing the Past at Igiliz (Morocco) : Exchanging Local Knowledge and Scientific Expertise for Promoting Archaeology in a Rural Environment
09.45-10.00 Ali Ould Sidi - Ministry of Culture, Mali
Timbuktu archaeological sites : past present and future
10.00-10.15 Ammar Azzouz - ARUP
War on the everyday: local responses to destruction in Syria
10.15-10.30 Session discussion
10.30-10.45 Coffee Break
Resilience and Recovery for Local Communities 2
Chair: Abdelkhalek Jayid - Université Ibn Zohr
10.45-11.00 Alaa Hamdon - Mosul University, Iraq
Recall the social fabric and cultural heritage of Al-Farouk street (Old Mosul city): digital documentation
11.00-11.15 Amra Hadzimuhamedovic - International University of Sarajevo
Which house is home? People-centered recovery of vernacular heritage
11.15-11.30 Helen Kilo - DGAM, Syria
The old city of Aleppo after the war
11.30-11.45 Anna Soave - UN-Habitat-Erbil
The recovery of Mosul - a city whose heart still lies under the rubble
11.45-12.00 Ouafa Slimane - Institut National du Patrimoine, Tunisie
Patrimoine culturel subaquatique en Tunisie et Résilience: essai d'évaluation
12.00-12.15 Rosalie Gonzalez - ALIPH
ALIPH and Resilience and Recovery for Local Communities
12.15-12.30 Session discussion
12.30-13.30 Lunch
Resilience and Recovery for Local Communities 3
Chair: Lucy Blue, MarEA, University of Southampton
13.30-13.45 Mohamed Salem Bhaya, Khayya Mohamed Laghdaf, Youssef Bokbot - Président de Conseil Provincial de Tarfaya "Cap Juby" / Directeur Régional de la culture de Souss-Massa et de Laayoun Saquia Al hamra / INSAP
Protection, restauration et mise en valeur du patrimoine culturel de la région de Cap Juby
13.45-14.00 Alaa El Habashi - TCG: Architecture, Conservation & Heritage Management
Can We Live Our Heritage: Interpretation of Bayt Yakan Experience in Historic Cairo
14.00-14.15 Ehab Mahmoud Fahmy - MoA, Egypt
Underwater cultural heritage and sustainable development in Egypt
14.15-14.30 Mehiyar Kathem - Nahrein Network, UCL
State-Access Infrastructures, heritage dispossession, and making sense of heritage destruction
14.30-14.45 Jorge Onrubia Pintado and Yussef Bokbot - Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha / INSAP
The Sub-Tekna project. Archeology, heritage and local communities.
14.45-15.00 Chance Coughenour - Google Arts & Culture
Storytelling, Heritage Preservation and Online Access
15.00-15.15 Session discussion
15.15-15.30 Coffee Break
Words from our hosts, donors, and organisers
Chair: Nichole Sheldrick - EAMENA, University of Oxford
15:30-15:40 Ahmed Hajji - Wali of Souss Massa
15.40-15.50 Brahim Hafidi - President of Regional Council of Souss Massa
15:50-16.00 El Hassan Abyaba - Ministre de la Culture, de la Jeunesse et des Sports
16.00-16.10 Youssef Khiara - Director of Heritage in Morocco
16.10-16.20 Omar Hilli - Président, Université Ibn Zohr
16.20-16.30 Abdelouahed Ben-Ncer - Directeur, INSAP
16.30-16.40 Nada Hosking - Global Heritage Fund (GHF)
16.40-16.50 Zaki Aslan - ICCROM-ATHAR
16.50-17.00 Robert Bewley - EAMENA, University of Oxford

Day 2- Wednesday 11 December

08.40-09.00 Coffee
09.00-10.40 EAMENA-CPF Trainee & GHF-Kaplan Award winners Showcase
Chair: Nada Hosking - GHF
09.00-09.15 Héla Mekki and Abduraouf al-Darebi - INP, Tunisie / DoA, Libya (West)
Projet de documentation de la chaîne montagneuse Tuniso-Libyenne El Dhaher/Nefoussa
09.15-09.30 Héla Mekki and Yassine Lakhal - INP, Tunisie
Contribution de la nouvelle technologie aux progrès des recherches archéologiques, exemple du Jebel Dhaher, Tunisie.
09.30-09.45 Hanaa Fathy Hassan - Alexandria Center for Hellenistic Studies, Egypt
Heritage of Alexandria: the past, the present, and vision into the future.
09.45-10.00 Sufyan Deis and Azadeh Vafadari - MoTA, Palestine / EAMENA
Remote sensing as a documentation and protection tool in an occupied territory landscape - few case studies from the West Bank,Palestine) Dana Salameen, Shatha Mubaideen, Rudaina Alomani - DoA, Jordan / CBRL
The Documentation of Amman Heritage Houses using EAMENA methodology
10.15-10.30 Mouhamad Abdel Sater and Sayantani Neogi - DGA, Lebanon / EAMENA
Site preservation and loss in the Bekka Valley: using the EAMENA database to combine legacy data, with the evidence of remote sensing and ground control
10.30-10.45 Aqeel Almansrawe - SBAH, Iraq
Surviving and documenting of endangered archaeological sites in ThiQar province, Southern Iraq
10.45-11.00 Wajdi Al-Kubati - GOAM, Yemen
Efforts to Document Yemen’s Endangered Cultural Heritage
11.00-11.10 Session discussion
11.10-11.30 Coffee Break
Knowledge Exchange and Digital Technology 1
Chair: Mohamed Sguenfel - Université Ibn Zohr
11.30-11.45 Marinos Ioannides - Cyprus University of Technology
Digitalising the Past: It is all about Memory and Knowledge
11.45-12.00 Adrien Delmas and Zubida Mseffer - Centre Jacques Berques
"The road of empires": widening the audience of Moroccan medieval heritage
12.00-12.15 Richard Cuttler, Tariq al Hammadi - Department of Culture and Tourism, Abu Dhabi
Community Identity and Platforms for Cultural Heritage Management
12.15-12.30 Jonathan Bell - National Geographic Cultural Heritage
The Human Solution: Empowering Local Communities to Safeguard Cultural Landscapes
12.30-12.45 Session discussion
12.45-13.45 Lunch
Knowledge Exchange and Digital Technology 2/Open session
Chair: Zaki Aslan - ICCROM-Sharjah
13.45-14.00 May al-Ibrashy - Athar Lina, Egypt
Athar Lina Initiative in Historic Cairo: Preserving heritage through participitation, advocacy and sharing of knowledge
14.00-14.15 Sanne Letschert - Prince Claus Fund
A new world narrative: Western coordination of heritage rescue prevents sustainability
14.15-14.30 Maria Ait M'Hamed - Bonzai Agency - UACC
Branding the Past
14.30-14.45 Salima Naji - Independent architect/GHF partner
Des restaurations de greniers collectifs (igoudar) à la mise en patrimoine de la citadelle de la ville d'Agadir : une résilience à l'oeuvre
14.45-15.00 Session Discussion
15.30-17.30 Cultural Tour to Agadir Fortress
19.30-21.30 Gala Dinner

Day 3- Thursday 12 December

09.00-09.15 Coffee
Global to Local 1
Chair: Kamal Sbiri - Université Ibn Zohr
09.15-09.30 Lucy Blue - MarEA, University of Southampton
Maritime Endangered Archaeology in the MENA region (the MarEA project)
09.30-09.45 Kailash Rao - Manipal University
Digital tools for heritage conservation
09.45-10.00 Andres Acosta and Soroush Khanlou - GHF-AMAL in Heritage
HerBridge, Open Source Technology to Facilitate Collaboration to Protect Heritage
10.00-10.15 Azzedine Karra and Athena Trakadas - Ministry of Culture, Morocco / National Museum, Denmark
Maritime Cultural Heritage management in Morocco: local solutions to global challenges
10.15-10.30 Yves Ubelman - Iconem Digital Reconstruction
Drones, Imagery, and Artificial Intelligence: New responses to protect cultural heritage in emergency situations
10.30-10.45 Session discussion
10.45-11.15 Coffee Break
Global to Local 2
Chair: Shireen Sahouri - ICCROM-Sharjah
11.15-11.30 Raphael Hautefort and Adrien Delmas - Institut des déserts et des steppes / Centre Jacques Berque
Towards an archaeology of medieval roads in Africa
11.30-11.45 Mehdi Benssid - Global Heritage Fund (GHF)
Photogrammetrie et restauration du patrimoine au Maroc
11.45-12.00 Evangelos Kyriakidis - Director, The Heritage Management Organization
The HERITAGE Management Organization community engagement project: Breaking the vicious circle of the separation between state authorities and local communities in the management of heritage
12.00-12.15 Alessandra Bravin - Centre National de Patrimoine Rupestre, Agadir
Valorisation Touristique du Patrimoine au Service des Communautés Locales. Quelques Pistes.
12.15-12.30 Session discussion
12.30-13.30 Lunch
Working in the local context: challenges and perspectives
Chair: Graham Philip - EAMENA, Durham University
13.30-13.45 Abdelouahed Ben-Ncer - INSAP, Morocco
l'INSAP à la pointe de la recherche et de l'expertise archéologique...
13.45-14.00 Radhia Ben M'barek - INP, Tunisia
Sauvegarde du patrimoine architectural: Experts- Société civile; Une approche participative pour un développement durable
14.00-14.15 Mohamed Shakshuki - DoA, Libya (West)
The activity of the Libyan Department of Antiquities in times of instability
14.15-14.30 Ahmed Abdulkariem - DoA, Libya (East)
Libyan Heritage 2015-2019 development and protection efforts in times of conflict
14.30-14.45 Mohamed Khaled - MoA, Egypt
Egypt’s Footsteps in Protecting its Heritage in the last decades
14.45-15.15 Coffee Break
15.15-15.30 Jehad Yasin - DACH, Palestine
The role of local community in protecting the culture heritage in Palestine
15.30-15.45 Christine Mattar - DGAM, Lebanon
DGA Policy in Mapping and Protecting Archaeology; Challenges and Opportunities
15.45-16.00 Mohammad Sabri - SBAH, Iraq
Iraqi Archaeology in Danger "Mosul as a Model"
16.00-16.15 Mohanad al Sayani - GOAM, Yemen
Efforts to Protect Yemen’s Endangered Cultural Heritage
16.15-16.30 Discussion, Outcome, and Recommendations
Closing Session
Chair: Hassan Benhalima - Centre Souss Massa pour la Développement Culturel
16.30-17.00 Closing Discussion
17.00-17.15 Conference close

Day 4- Friday 13 December

Tour for Invited Participants to Tiout, Igiliz, and Taroudant
Tour Leader, Tiout / Taroudant: Outmane Hnaka
Tour Leaders, Igiliz: Jean-Pierre Van Staëvel and Abdallah Fili

Organisers & Partners

Organising Partners

Global Heritage Fund

Local Partners

Région Souss Massa
Société de Développement Régional du Tourisme Souss Massa
Région Sous Massa
Université Ibn Zohr
Centre Jacques-Berque
Agence Urbaine d'Agadir
Région Sous Massa
SMD Culture
École nationale d'architecture
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Conseil Régional du Tourisme
Réseau de Développement du Tourisme Rural


Department for Culture Media & Sport
British Council
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