Project ID 549RAB4001

The Syrian crisis has led to the displacement of over 9 million people. The core competences of UNESCO and ILO come together in this proposal to ensure dignified, sustainable livelihoods and create economic opportunities for Jordanians and Iraqis in host communities and Syrian refugees through culture as a source of resilience. This will be achieved by engaging both Syrians and Jordanians/Iraqis in their respective communities in the preservation and development of cultural heritage sites for tourism purposes in the northern districts of Jordan (Irbid and Mafraq) and Iraq (Erbil, Dohuk).

  • On-going

USD 12,269,391

Total Project Budget

USD 8,444,425

Total Incurred Expenditures


Start Date 2019.10.01
End Date 2023.09.30
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)
Delegations of the European Union
European Union (EU)

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
  • 50%
UNESCO Global Priorities and Priority Groups
  • Gender Equality | 25%
  • Youth | 20%