Visit from Iraqi Minister of Culture

On Friday 2 July 2021, Director-General Webber Ndoro was honoured to meet with H.E. Al-Dafar Al-Hamdani, Minister of Culture in Iraq, and Mr Zaid Al-Ani, First Secretary of the Embassy of Iraq in Rome. Zaki Aslan, Director, ICCROM-Sharjah Regional Office and Rohit Jigyasu, Project Manager, Programmes Unit, also attended online and in person, respectively.

The visit came as ICCROM spearheads a two-year capacity building programme in Iraq’s second-largest city Mosul, which suffered heavy damage as a result of its occupation from 2014 to 2017. The Director-General said the pioneering project aimed to provide the city’s young architects, engineers and craftspeople with skills for recovering cultural heritage, focusing on sustainability and resilience.

Visit from Iraqi Minister of Culture | ICCROM

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