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Funding to Protect Cultural Heritage at Risk from Conflict

Earlier this month I had the good fortune to work with exceptional young architects and engineers in Mosul, Iraq. I am still reflecting on my role and the conditions there. I firmly believe in the positive impact cultural heritage could have on the peacebuilding processes in the city and feel there is a lot to learn from how the Iraqis approach their recovery. I had three main goals, firstly to explain the significance of adaptive reuse as a method of protecting cultural heritage whilst developing new values and social-economic benefits. secondly, was to explain the international peacebuilding process and its fundamental routes to post-conflict recovery, and finally, to introduce an application approach to securing funds for conflict-related projects dealing with cultural heritage.

On reflection, I thought that I would share the funding slides. I am often asked about how to find financial support for projects so I have used the British Council’s impressive archive of information and combined it with other helpful and supportive information from similar actors to give a little more light on this aspect of post-conflict recovery. Later, when I get the time, I will post a document about my understanding of the UNITED NATIONS Peacebuilding process and the importance of taking ownership of its approach whilst contributing to a post-conflict fabric of support and service.

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