We are delighted to share that ACOR, through director Pearce Paul Creasman and under the leadership of Nizar Al Adarbeh and Jehad Haron (USAID SCHEP), has received funding from the National Geographic Society for a new archaeological project, “Drones and GIS: Monitoring Illegal Excavation and Vandalism of Archaeological Sites in Wadi Rum (UNESCO World Heritage Site).”
In October and November 2020, the USAID SCHEP and the Wadi Rum Protected Area (WRPA) organized a series of training sessions for WRPA staff, new trainees, and local community members working in tourism and service.
“Heritage and the Sustainable Development Goals: Policy Guidance for Heritage and Development Actors” — the new policy document produced by the Sustainable Development Goals Working Group
Meet Ayesha! She works at Safi Kitchen, founded with USAID support, and is the primary breadwinner for her family.
Shatha Mubaideen was one of seven Jordanian students and early career professionals selected to receive a scholarship from USAID to attend the Archaeology in Practice course at the University of Oxford Online this past summer.
We have been pleased to see several of our SCHEP colleagues and community members featured on the USAID Jordan Instagram over the past few months! Today we are sharing a feature on Um Ali, one of the local community members from Ghawr as Safi who is employed by the SCHEP-supported Jordan Southern Ghawr Company.
The new year is here, and we're kicking things off by bringing you a rich guidebook introducing readers to the environment and heritage of the Southern Ghor of Jordan. Zoara, the Southern Ghor of Jordan: A Guide to the Landscape and Heritage of the Lowest Place_ by Konstantinos D. Politis (ACOR 2020) introduces the reader to the environment and history of "Zoara" and illustrates what people today are doing to preserve this unique Jordanian treasure. USAID SCHEP firmly believes in the importance of supporting educational and training materials that will enhance accessibility of Jordanian archaeological heritage in the region.