Building capacities, reviving traditional crafts and techniques.

Key objectives of the measure:
  • Building capacities, reviving traditional crafts and techniques, and supporting a community of knowledge that joins professionals and practitioners in traditional building techniques and crafts.
  • Preserving Palestinian collective memory through projects that document and restore historic sites across the West Bank and Gaza. 
Scope of the measure:
Nature of the measure:
regulatory, financial
Main feature of the measure:

Building capacities for the workers in the filed of traditional building techniques and crafts.

Rewaq organize several training workshops as follows:

  •  A crash course in the techniques of restoration for lime mortar, lime stone and structural consolidation of traditional buildings.
  • On-site training for workers on specific crafts, including pointing, plastering, insulation, tiling, iron works, and joinery restoration.
  • In cooperation with IPW (Institution of Walloon Heritage), RIWAQ offers special courses through on site practicum for professionals, centered on a rotating set of specific crafts and techniques.
Results expected through the implementation of the measure:
  • Provide qualified staff able to carry out restoration and rehabilitation.
  • Find job opportunities.
  • Preservation of traditional buildings.
  • Achieve economic and cultural community development.
Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:


Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)