Project ID 537URT4000

The Stone Town of Zanzibar was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2000 as an outstanding example of a Swahili trading town. The town retains a coherent urban fabric and contains many fine buildings reflecting its particular culture. However, the only remaining theatre, the Majestic Cinema, is no longer in use because of its very poor physical condition. By rehabilitating this building and developing the Majestic Cinema theatre, it will become a hub for culture and creativity as well as a place of inclusiveness and dialogue. In this way, the project will contribute to the enhancement of social and economic development, thereby improving the quality of life in the Stone Town of Zanzibar.

  • On-going

USD 400,000

Total Project Budget

USD 6,956

Total Incurred Expenditures


Start Date 2022.10.19
End Date 2024.10.18
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 400,000 6,956

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 | 5%
  • Priority Africa | 100%