Culture and Human Security

© Ghaith Nassar / UNESCO Photo Archive, 2011
Community involvement in mud-brick construction in Jericho

The UNESCO Ramallah Office explored the linkages between Culture and Human Security and piloted successfully two joint programmes within the framework of the United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security.

In 2010 UNESCO devised an innovative approach to Human Security through the Reviving of earthen architecture in the Jordan Valley towards adequate housing for marginalized communities and improvement of their physical living conditions. The project was finalized in December 2013 and successfully provided the targeted beneficiaries with the know-how necessary to regain traditional construction methods as well as up-to-date building techniques to enhance their housing standards and alleviate poverty by reducing household energy costs.

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