Al-Jawahiri Cultural Exchange Centre

National Network
Czech Republic

Kon?vova 19
130 00 Praha 3

+420 222 582 020
Telephone (other)
+420 603412120
+420 222 582 010, +420 272 917 266
E-Mail (2)
Mobile Phone
+420 605 770 475
Mobile Phone (other)
+420 603 412 120
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
Fields of Activity
  1. International/Cultural relations
General Information
1- A three-member board assisted by 10 Czech and Arab volunteers. 2- Roughly 50,000 Czech crowns 3- Donations from Babylon Information Agency, including premises housing the centre. 4- Seminars, fora, centre website, publications, translations. 5- None 6- Have received licence from Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Czech Republic under document number: VS/1-1/149967/02R
Mission and Objectives

Al-Jawahiri Centre’s basic task is to cultivate and preserve the humanitarian legacy of Mohammed Mahdi al-Jawahiri, arguably the greatest classical Arab poet in the 20th century. The focus is on al-Jawahiri works promoting enlightenment, cultural interaction and understanding among people. Exiled for political and cultural reasons Al-Jawahiri had lived about 30 years in the Czech capital Prague.

Main Projects / Activities

Since its establishment on 17 April 2002 Al-Jawahiri Cultural Exchange Centre has organized and participated in ten cultural seminars and other events. It has published four bulletins and six books and booklets. The centre also has a website regularly updated. All the above events are in Czech and English.
The centre maintains cooperative relations with cultural and public counterparts in the Czech Republic, Iraq and cultural institutions in Arab countries.
Especially worthy of mention is the festival held at the Prague Central Library on 26 October 2007commemorating the 10th anniversary of al-Jawahiri’s death. The event was held under the auspices of the Czech cultural minister, the Iraqi foreign minister and the mayor of Prague Mr Pavel Bém

Contact (1) Full Name
Bashar Nazar Jalal
Head of the organisation
Ing. Rawa Al Jassani
Contact (2) Full Name
Rawa Al Jassani