The UNESCO Office Amman has signed a partnership agreement with RLICC and in cooperation with the Petra Development and Tourism Regional Authority (PDTRA) and the Department of Antiquities of Jordan (DoA) to prepare an approach for risk management at the Petra Archaeological Park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Property.
The main objective of the project is the identification of risks within the property. The project consists of 6 phases: (1) Definition of the boundaries of the World Heritage Property, (2) Outline of guideline and usage regulations for the Buffer Zone, (3) Definition of Risk Criteria and Risk Categories, (4) Core Risk Mapping workshop, (5) Definition of Risk Zones, (6) Delineation of a proposal for a Risk Management Plan of the PAP. Among these phases, the definition of the site boundaries and buffer zones responds to the call of UNESCO on the Retrospective Inventory, while the definition of risk criteria and categories serves as preliminary phase towards the mapping of the risks in the property. At all project stages integration between local and international experts was foreseen building capacity among the DOA and PDTRA.