Project ID 534AFG4006

The aim of this project is to enhance the capacity of the Government to protect and manage the archaeological remains and cultural landscape of the Bamiyan Valley through an integrated approach that combines direct conservation actions along the main Buddha Cliff with the preservation and valorization of their context. The Afghan authorities will be provided with operational connections between the WH property and its cultural environment. Local communities will also benefit from the creation of cultural public spaces and services that will favor a more inclusive approach to cultural sites, will create immediate employment opportunities, and contribute to developing sustainable tourism.

  • On-going

USD 4,561,998

Total Project Budget

USD 2,194,156

Total Incurred Expenditures


Start Date 2018.12.17
End Date 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 Italy 4,561,998 2,194,156

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.CLT1 - Member States capacities strengthened to identify, protect and manage tangible heritage
Contribution to Sustainable Development Goals
  • 100%
UNESCO Global Priorities and Priority Groups
  • Gender Equality | 15%
  • Youth | 10%