Dr. Salim M. AlMalik, Director-General of the Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ICESCO), received Sheikha Bibi Duaij Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of the Kuwaiti Sadu Society, where they discussed cooperation between ICESCO and the Society for supporting heritage crafts and developing the workforce in this field by training new generations of craftsmen.
In this meeting, held on Wednesday (November 30, 2022), at ICESCO Headquarters, in Rabat, Dr. AlMalik highlighted ICESCO’s openness approach, within the framework of its vision and action strategy, and its cooperation with civil society institutions to preserve tangible and intangible heritage, noting that the Organization inscribes heritage sites and cultural elements of Muslim countries on its heritage lists for their preservation.
He explained that ICESCO has established the Center of Heritage in the Islamic World and organizes many training sessions and workshops to train heritage staff in the Member States on how to prepare inscription files.
For her part, Sheikha Bibi Al-Sabah appreciated the roles of ICESCO in its fields of competence, stressing the keenness of the Sadu Society, which was established 40 years ago and seeks to preserve heritage in Kuwait, to cooperate with ICESCO and implement joint programmes and projects in Kuwait and other Member States.
The meeting also brought together Dr. Mohamed Zine El Abidine, Head of ICESCO Culture and Communication Sector, and Mr. Sami El Kamhawy, Head of ICESCO Information and Institutional Communication Department, as well as Ms. Jumana Al-Othman, Member of the Board of Directors of Sadu Society.