Project ID 537GLO4000

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, national lockdowns and global travel restrictions led to the closure of many heritage sites around the world, resulting in socio-economic impacts, disruption of community life in and around properties, and in many cases the aggravation of poverty. Through a series of pilot cases at World Heritage properties in four regions of the world, this project proposes an overall approach, strategies and capacity building for site management at World Heritage properties in response to COVID-19, integrating conservation, with a place-based sustainable development approach supporting local livelihood opportunities along with enhanced digital presence and sustainable tourism.

  • On-going

USD 498,590

Total Project Budget

USD 104,749

Total Incurred Expenditures


Start Date 2021.06.03
End Date 2024.06.02
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 Japan 498,590 104,749

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 | 12%
  • Youth | 10%
  • Priority Africa | 24%