About the Center
CSNACH was established at GJU on September 2011.The center aims to leverage the human and physical resources of the university in the service of sustainable management of Jordan’s natural and cultural heritage. The center aims through its strategy is to initiate micro pioneer projects for inscribing and protecting natural and cultural sites of Jordan onto the World Heritage List, in addition to build a network of professionals in the field of preservation and documentation of cultural and natural heritage. The center aims not only to help Jordanian Institutions protect the natural and cultural heritage of Jordan but also the region.
Currently, Jordan hosts four sites that have been placed on the World Heritage List. Three of these are cultural heritage sites (Petra, Umm al Rasas and Qusair Amra) in addition to a mixed natural and cultural site (Wadi Rum). Jordan strives to add about 13 more sites to the list. GJU believes that through the efforts of this center these sites can be inscribed on the World Heritage list, and to be better protected, monitored and documented.