Global Heritage Fund (GHF) launched AMAL in Heritage as an international initiative and partnership with the International Scientific Committee on Risk Preparedness of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS-ICORP), the Arab Regional Centre for World Heritage (ARC-WH), the International Centre for the Study and the Preservation of Cultural Property (ICCROM), and the Cultural Emergency Response (CER) programme at the Prince Claus Fund.
The Iraqi Institute for the Conservation of Antiquities and Heritage (IICAH) in Erbil and the National Committee of ICOMOS-Tunisia joined the AMAL in Heritage programme in 2016.
The partner organizations are equipping AMAL with a broad mandate to respond to the emergency and recovery needs of cultural heritage in the MENA region. Through mobilizing resources and creating a sustainable and supportable programmatic infrastructure, AMAL intends to offer all available management and training tools through a consolidated, high-tech, cost-effective, and sustainable solution. AMAL collaborates with local stakeholders in the region to develop, test, and use the final product.
Andres has worked for 16 years at the forefront of product design in San Francisco. In 2005, he helped a team at Stanford University design the first prototype of TeachAIDS – a learning application to promote global HIV/AIDS prevention. Used in more than 80 countries, TeachAIDS provides the most effective HIV education for free under a Creative Commons License. Since 2006, Andres has worked as Design Director for David Perry & Associates, a San Francisco based global public relations firm. He contributed to digital marketing campaigns for The City & County of San Francisco, The San Francisco Travel Association, The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, Wilhelmina International, The 2013 America’s Cup, and The Port of San Francisco. In 2013, Andres worked with Shazam on several Shazam-for-TV initiatives, a Spotify integration and an overall product design update for iOS and Android. In 2014, Andres helped launch Luxer One, a smart self-serve package delivery platform for multi-family properties. Currently, Andres leads the product design for “Amal in Heritage,” an emergency management platform for cultural heritage.