Sustaining Yemen’s Heritage through Physical Interventions in Shibam and Investing in Human Capital


Amount $ 394 698

Years 2021 - 2023

Operator Petra National Trust

Type of grant Call for projects

Yemeni Ministry of Culture
Yemeni Ministry of Culture

In Yemen, many heritage experts have been forced to leave the country or change careers in the face of ongoing conflict. To address this lack of capacity, this project trained Yemeni heritage experts and worked with communities on the first defense lines to protect heritage sites from looting and acts of vandalism. A curriculum (Heritage for the Generations of Yemen) was developed and tested during a structured training of trainers for 12 Yemeni teachers. The selected teachers have implemented the program for 250 children within 10 public schools in Yemen.