Abdallah Hamad Muhareb (1946-2017)

May 9, 2017

Abdallah Hamad MuharebDr Abdallah Hamad Muhareb, Director General of the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO), passed away on Thurs 4 May.  He was 71 years old.

Of Kuwaiti nationality, Dr Muhareb received his doctorate at Cairo University in 1987.  After a distinguished career as a cultural diplomat in various settings including at the Embassy of Kuwait in Egypt, Dr Muhareb was elected to the post of ALECSO Director-General in 2012.  He began his mandate in 2013 and was extended for a second mandate into 2017.

Dr Muhareb was a good friend and partner to ICCROM, establishing solid work relations with two ICCROM Directors-General, Stefano De Caro and Mounir Bouchenaki.  During his mandate at ALECSO, Dr Muhareb strongly promoted ALECSO’s collaboration with ICCROM and its ICCROM-ATHAR Regional Conservation Centre on capacity building activities to strengthen capacities of official heritage institutions in the Arab region.

Alecso-Athar-MoU-Mar2014-thumbThis collaboration was enshrined in a Memorandum of Understanding signed between ICCROM and ALECSO in March 2014 at the ALECSO headquarters in Tunisia.

The Director-General and staff of ICCROM extend their deepest condolences to Dr Muhareb’s family, friends, and professional colleagues worldwide.


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Arab League Education, Culture and Science Organization (ALECSO)

Memorandum of Understanding between ICCROM and ALECSO

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