LEALA Pilot Programs

4. Samir Ghabbour

These three LEALA pilots serve to demonstrate how low-cost high-value local (but internationally oriented) courses can be set up in the developing and under-developed world. Cairo, EgyptWFSF Fellow & Founding Member Emeritus Professor Samir Ghabbour (left) coordinated the Cairo LEALA Pilot. He worked with Cairo University and the Institute of African Research & Studies (IARS) to organize a one-day “Conference on the Future of African World Heritage” in November 2013 at the IARS Cairo University, Giza. It marked the launch of a new Masters Program on the Management of African World Heritage. This online Masters Program provides ample opportunity for capacity building in E-Learning on the African continent. Prominent speakers on African heritage argued that African (and Arab) World Heritage has recently been exposed to unprecedented factors of change and has suffered significant damage by deliberate destruction. The conference, hosted by HE the President of Cairo University, focused on methods for preventing damage as well as conserving existing heritage. In December 2013 a follow-up workshop took place at the Egyptian National UNESCO Commission, under the auspices of HE the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Higher Education. Read More Here     Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of CongoWFSF Executive Board Member Dr. Maya van Leemput (left) from Belgium coordinated the LEALA in Katanga Pilot. It aims to provide a high standard introduction to futures studies education in this copper-mining province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). This pilot benefits young adults, artists, creative professionals and NGO workers based in …

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