Informations and abstract
Keywords: Cultural Heritage; Armed Conflict; Emergency Management; Damage Assessment; Middle East; Mobile Application.
AMAL in Heritage is a programme for managing disaster and conflict risks to cultural heritage in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Their increasing number, the scale of damage to and destruction of heritage sites and antiquities in this region, have necessitated the use of all available - and the most up-to-date - methods and technologies for reducing risks, managing emergency situations, and recovery. AMAL in Heritage develops plans, tools, and training materials to that end. A mobile and web application - a Rapid Damage Assessment module, which was developed by AMAL in Heritage partners - offer management data recording and mapping tools, and deliver technical and training support to local heritage professionals. AMAL in Heritage is initiated by the Global Heritage Fund (GHF) and its international partner: the Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage, the Risk Preparedness Committee of ICOMOS (ICORP), ICCROM, and the Prince Claus Fund.