Initiative timeframe: 2013/2015
Total initiative costs
- Loans -
- Grants € 900,000.0
This project, that concentrates on the cultural heritage conservation of Herat, has the following main objectives: -stabilization of the Fifth Minaret of the Musallah Complex, located in front of the Mausoleum; -restore of the Mausoleum of Gowhar Shad, with particular attention to the dome; -conservation of the Husein Baiqara Madrasa and the four Minarets of the Musallah; -elaboration of a masterplan for the Complex; -strenghtening the capacities of the local authorities to handle and preserve the cultural heritage, envisioning to include the area in the process of preparation of Nomination Dossiers on the List of World Heritage. read more close
Culture as a pillar of development has a central role to play in the promotion of intercultural dialogue and a culture of peace in Afghanistan. The stated goal of "unity within diversity" is a basis for a peaceful Afghanistan. The project is an excellent way both to preserve and analyse the estraordinary rich Timurid legacy of Herat but also, through the component of a managment plan, to ensure that this legacy is safeguarded and celebrated for future generations of Heratis , Afghans and visitors to Herat from abroad.
|Purpose||Culture and recreation|
|Sector||Other Social Infrastructure & Services|
|Agency||MAE - Direzione Generale per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo|
|Counterpart authority||Ministry of Information and Culture|
Direct beneficiaries: the National Authorieties involved with this project, that are the Ministry of Information and Culture (MoIC) and specifically one department within the Ministry, The Department for the Preservation and Conservation of Historical Monuments and the Faculty of Archaeology of the University of Herat. Indirect beneficiaries: the overall population, that could visit the sites; the potential economic development link to the development of the sites.
|Title||€ Committed||€ Used|
|Support to UNESCO Country Program fo Afghanistan||900,000||900,000|