Project ID 513RAF4015

The project seeks to enhance protection and research of submerged cultural heritage in Mozambique Island. Its main objective is to transform the current underwater archaeology centre CAIRIM into a national Center of Excellence in Underwater Cultural Heritage Protection and Research. A long-term objective is to create with this an African Regional Centre of Excellence and UNESCO Category 2 Centre.

  • On-going

USD 396,040

Total Project Budget

USD 22,003

Total Incurred Expenditures


Start Date 2022.06.08
End Date 2025.06.08
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)
Voluntary Contribution - Tightly Earmarked Culture Belgium 396,040 22,003

Project contributes to

Contribution to UNESCO Results Framework 2022-2025
Sector: Culture
Outcome 5 - Enhance the protection and promotion of the diversity of heritage and cultural expressions Output: 5.CLT2 - Member States capacities strengthened to fight the illicit trafficking of cultural property and promote its return and restitution, to protect underwater cultural heritage and to promote the role of museums for societies
Contribution to Sustainable Development Goals
  • 100%
  • 20%
  • 100%
UNESCO Global Priorities and Priority Groups
  • Gender Equality | 10%
  • Youth | 20%
  • Priority Africa | 100%
  • Small Island Developing States | 20%