Moroccan and Algerian universities to exchange expertise in legacy protection
Morocco-Algeria, Culture, 12/10/1999
Moroccan and Algerian that are universities members of the UNESCO forum will meet next year in Algeria to exchange expertise in patrimony protection.
According to UNESCO's under-director general for culture, Hernan Cresno Toral, the Algerian delegation to a UNESCO heritage forum, held December 6-8 in the Atlas mountains resort station of Ifrane, said it was interested in the experience to preserve the ancient city of Fes.
The exact date of the inter-university meeting will be set later, said Toral.
Participants in the forum, which brought together a network of 225 universities, called for using the Internet in international endeavors to safeguard the world legacy.
The example of a computer program created to safeguard the Moroccan ancient city of Fes was cited as a model which saves archives about some 13,500 buildings, housing, population and environment.
Al Akhawayn University, which hosted the forum, will create a UNESCO chair for legacy education. The forum adopted a statement backing the chair project and calling for the setting up of a network of local, regional and national forums.
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