Project ID 2210224061

Balochistan Province of Pakistan is in dry and arid eco-region. Karez irrigation system is a masterpiece of engineering and centuries old system adopted by communities in this region. This community owned and driven system used to provide free of cost water for drinking, agriculture, animals, and travelers. With the advent of tube-well technology and demand to address the needs of growing population, this system continued to shrink. To revive this system, it was realized to nominate Karezes of Balochistan as UNESCO World Heritage. For this purpose, there is a need to develop governance framework for legal protection of Karez Cultural Landscape of Balochistan. This governance mechanism will help to safeguard the existing karezes and excite other communities to revive their karezes.

  • On-going

USD 20,000

Total Project Budget

USD 7,870

Total Incurred Expenditures


Start Date 2022.01.01
End Date 2023.12.31
Benchmark as of 2023.06.30

Geographical Scope and Beneficiaries

Country Allocation

Financial plan

Type of Funding Uses of Funding Sources of Funding Project Budget (USD) Incurred Expenditures (USD)
Assessed Contribution - Assessed Contribution Natural sciences Contribution to Regular Budget 20,000 7,870

Project contributes to

Contribution to UNESCO Results Framework 2022-2025
Sector: Natural sciences
Outcome 3 - Enhance knowledge for climate action, biodiversity, water and ocean management, and disaster risk reduction Output: 3.SC2 - Water science, innovation, education, management, cooperation and governance bolstered for a water secure world in a changing environment
Outcome 5 - Enhance the protection and promotion of the diversity of heritage and cultural expressions Output: 5.IP3 - Member States capacities and awareness are strengthened to protect, safeguard and promote Indigenous knowledge, cultures, and languages through inclusive policies and targeted action
Contribution to Sustainable Development Goals
  • 100%
UNESCO Global Priorities and Priority Groups
  • Gender Equality | 10%
  • Youth | 10%