Sunday  23 October, 2016


Opening Session

  • Dina Youssef, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Project Manager IFLA-CASL
  • Ms. Lamia Abdel Fattah, Chief Librarian, Bibliotheca Alexandrina
  • Dr. Andrew Mcdonald - The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), Governing Board Member
  • Dr. Khaled El Halaby, Arab Federation of Libraries and Information (AFLI), President

Session One: Natural & Manmade Disasters Lessons Learned


1.Natural Disaster and Cultural Heritage (the case of Haiti)

Dr. Christophe Jacobs, The International Committee of the Blue Shield

2.Protecting Libraries in time of wars and conflict (the case of the National Museum in Egypt)

Dr. Tarek El Awady, Director of the Antiquities Museum at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina

3.Syria’s heritage at risk

Dr. Zahed Tajeddin, Honorary Research Associate, Institute of Archaeology, UCL


Coffee Break


Session Two: Methods and Techniques for the Protection of Cultural Heritage


1.Collection Care and Protection in Libraries & Archives

  Dr. Stephane Ipert, Head of Preservation & Conservation - IFLA-PAC, Qatar National 


2.Collection Care and Protection in Museums

  Dr. Abdelrazek Elnaggar, Secretary General, ICOM Egypt

3.Conservation & Preservation

  Dr. Andrea Papi, Expert in restoration & consultant at IILA and UNESCO

14.00-15.30 Lunch Break


Tour of the Library

Monday 24 October, 2016


Session Three: Risk Mitigation and Loss Prevention

Moderator: Dr. Khaled Azab


1.Fire Protection, Security and Safety and Evacuation Plans

General Khaled Gaber, General Director, General Civic Defense Authority, Kafr El Sheikh Governate

2.Natural Disasters Protection Plans

Dr. Ossama El Nahas, General Director, Underwater Antiquities in Alexandria

3.Management of cultural heritage during crisis

Dr. Abdel Hamid Salah, Founder of the Egyptian Heritage Rescue Team



Coffee Break


Session Four: Cultural Heritage and Digital Preservation


 1.IFLA Risk Register

  Ms. Julia Brungs, Policy and Projects officer, IFLA

2.Memory of the World (UNESCO)

  Mr. Paul Hector, Advisor for Communication and Information - UNESCO Cairo office

13.30-15.00              Lunch Break

Dinner at Tikka Grill