About The Event
Within the framework of the UNESCO Priority Africa Programme, the third session of the UNESCO/E-JUST Webinar series on Heritage Sciences in Africa will focus on Heritage, ICTs, and Digital Transformation in Africa. The objectives of this session are:
1. Have a better understanding of the current situation surrounding internet connectivity among heritage sites and cultural institutions in Africa;
2.Learn good practice in the application of ICTs and digital technologies to heritage preservation, contents management, research/education/training activities and the management of organisations for sustainable development;
3. Discuss a way forward for enhanced networking of universities/museums, and investment in the heritage and museum sectors in terms of infrastructure and empowerment of cultural professionals and audiences.
Attendees will gain information and knowledge related to progress, achievements, and perspectives on the topic through the presentations on case studies by leading experts from Africa and beyond. Attendees will have a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing the heritage and museum sectors in Africa in the application of ICTs and digital technologies to the heritage management and museum development for sustainable development.
Thursday, 10 th December 2020, 11:00 AM – 2:30 PM (Cairo Time) Alexandria, Egypt
Here are some of our speakers
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Dr. Ghaith Fariz, Director of UNESCO Regional Bureau for Sciences in the Arab States
Dr. Abdelrazek Elnaggar, Associate Professor of Heritage Science, E-JUST.
“Museum and Digital Transformation in Rwanda”
Ambassador Robert Masozero, Director-General, Institute of the National Museums, Rwanda
Digitalization and Spectral Imaging for Cultural Heritage”
Dr. Hend Mahgoub, Heritage Specialist, Egypt
“Museums and Digital Transformation”
Dr. Christian Greco, Direttore, Fondazione Museo delle Antichità Egizie di Torino, Italy
“Science, Technology, and Innovation (STI) under the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) and E-JUST”
Ms. Kyoko Okubo, Deputy Director, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Egypt Office
“Heritage, Museums and Digital Transformation in Tanzania”
Dr. Noel Lwoga, Director General of National Museums of Tanzania, Tanzania
“Remote Sensing for Underwater Cultural Heritage (UCH)”
Dr. Osama Elnahas, Expert in UCH at Heritage Programme at ISESCO, Morocco
“Use of Drones in the disaster impact assessment of the World Heritage sites in Sudan"
Mr. Mosaab Hassouna, Heritage Expert, Sudan
“Cultural Heritage Exploration, Documentation and Preservation: Demand for new technologies”
Dr. Gad Qady, President, National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics (NRIG), Egypt
Q & A, wrap up and closing:
Akatsuki Takahashi (UNESCO) and Abdelrazek Elnaggar (E-JUST)