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Prof. Dr Dalal Alnaggar, former FIG Vice President, passed away on 2 February 2020

It is with sadness that we must inform that Prof. Dr.  Dalal Alnaggar, Egypt, passed away on 2 February 2020. Prof Dalal Alnaggar was well known and highly respected within FIG, and it is a big loss for the international surveying community.

Dalal was Vice President for FIG 2007-2012 and she was Conference Director for FIG Working Week 2005. Further to these two official posts, she has been a regular participant at many FIG events and has been a true inspiration for many, especially women in surveying and young people. The establishment and development of FIG Young Surveyors Network was close to her heart.

Our thoughts go to the family of our dear friend and colleague Dalal. Dalal will be remembered for her professionalism, her warmth, her inspirational, caring and admirable personality. FIG owes Dalal so many thanks for her ongoing contributions to FIG and to the profession. It s too early to have to say goodbye to such a capacity.

The last event, Dalal attended in was the Hand Over event in Greece, November 2018 where she held an inspiring presentation on Women in Surveying.

Dalal was a true inspirator and connector - bringing people together

Let us honour her memory.


Louise Friis-Hansen
3 February 2020