The first one-day consultation meeting on the implementation of the World Heritage Earthen Architecture Programme (WHEAP) in the Arab States was held on 11 January 2010 at UNESCO Headquarters, Paris. It was organized within the framework of Phase 2 of the WHEAP focusing on Africa and the Arab states. About 25 experts gathered to exchange on the challenges and opportunities for World Heritage earthen architecture conservation in the region and to develop an appropriate strategy, including a road map with priority actions and concerns and recommendations for fundraising action.

The meeting was made possible thanks to the financial support of the private joint initiative SECCR/ARCAPITA Bank in favour of World Heritage.