Passing away of Cosimo Lacirignola, Secretary General of the CIHEAM

02 January 2018

With emotion and sadness, the CIHEAM announces the passing away of Cosimo Lacirignola, Secretary General of the CIHEAM, on the 2 January 2018, following a sudden and serious illness.

The first thoughts of the Governing Board, the Advisory Board and all the officials of the CIHEAM go to his wife, his children and close relatives.

Cosimo Lacirignola was a peace builder and a strong advocate of the sharing of knowledge in the Mediterranean.

As a major actor in the field of cooperation and sustainable development, he was a tireless activist for Mediterranean dialogue.

He bequeaths to the CIHEAM a vision and a commitment that the CIHEAM will eagerly intends to develop.

Born on the 31 mai 1957, at San Pietro Vernotico, in the Apuglia region (Italy), Cosimo Lacirignola was married and father of three children.

Masum Burak
President of the Governing Board