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Local Community Empowerment and Preservation of Shahr-e Gholghola, the World Heritage site in Bamiyan (Afghanistan)


Titre : Local Community Empowerment and Preservation of Shahr-e Gholghola, the World Heritage site in Bamiyan (Afghanistan)

Pays : Afghanistan)

Date/Durée : Début : 2017-07-10 // Fin : 2019-07-09

In continuation of the UNESCO’s carried out Heritage Conservation, Development and Coordination Project for Afghanistan, Phase I (2013-2014), UNESCO aims to keep its support to the Afghan authorities to safeguard the Shar-i-Gholgholah heritage site in Bamiyan and Minaret Jam in Ghor within the phase II of the project. This project is also aimed to involve heritage awareness and education for youth and the broader community, as well as capacity-building for the local and national authorities in relation to cultural heritage management and heritage disciplines in Afghanistan.

To reinforce the achievements of the activities at Bamiyan, the project has commenced in 2017 for major study and conservation work at Shahr-e Gholghola which aims to address in its way the overarching mandate of the 1972 Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage (World Heritage Convention). Whilst attempting to preserve Shahr-e Gholghola at the Bamiyan World Heritage site, the Project is aimed at fostering equitable local sustainable development, by helping to create opportunities for it in regional communities. These moves will promote development of decent incomes and sustainable livelihoods for local people at Bamiyan, including marginalized populations, through tourism initiatives, the fostering of creative industries, and traditional craftsmanship. Economic sustainability in this area, particularly that flowing from future tourism, and the community’s own sense of belonging, is reliant now on conservation of the Shahr-e Gholghola site at Bamiyan and its cultural and physical environment. This area’s unique landscape and the world-famous historical and cultural assets of the broad Bamiyan area will, through this new project, contribute massively to the future cultural and economic well-being of local populations.
The Project contains the following main four components ; * Activity 1. Creation of an overall rehabilitation plan by creation of an archaeological park at Shahr-e Gholghola following archaeological and conservation works at the World Heritage Site of Bamiyan ; * Activity 2 : Conservation of terrain at the foothill of Shahr-e Gholghola for long term safeguarding of the site ; * Activity 3 : Organization of workshops for the cultural mapping of Bamiyan, manufacture of handicrafts, and tourism development initiatives ; and * Activity 4 : Raising awareness through on-site use of signage, publications and audio visual materials

Financement : Italie

Budget : US$ 1 084 599

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