Grant for the protection of heritage of religious interest in Iraq, 2018

ProjectProtection of heritage of religious interest as a tool for reconciliation (Iraq)

Beneficiary: UNESCO

Amount250.000 USD

Duration: 2018 – 2019

In the aftermath of the ISIS/Daesh occupation of Northern parts of Iraq, there is a need for mapping the damage they have done to religious heritage in a systematic manner. Unesco aims in this project to devise a methodology for this and to use it for a comprehensive assessment of the damage and needs. Following that assessment the results will be published and distributed through scientific community and the public at large. The overall goal of the project is to contribute to the reconciliation among the different cultural and religious communities in Iraq.