Eastern Africa

Projects in Eastern Africa

MEAP

A preliminary documentation of the Okiek language of Kenya

The Endangered Language Documentation Programme (ELDP) provides grants worldwide to for the linguistic documentation of endangered language and knowledge. Grantees create mult…

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A Documentation of Gweno: subsistence and traditions among the hills of Kilimanjaro

The Endangered Language Documentation Programme (ELDP) provides grants worldwide to for the linguistic documentation of endangered language and knowledge. Grantees create mult…

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Kikimbu: Documenting Nomadism in Central Tanzania

The Endangered Language Documentation Programme (ELDP) provides grants worldwide to for the linguistic documentation of endangered language and knowledge. Grantees create mult…

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23 Multi religious heritage Aw Barkhadle mausoleum c Horn Heritage

Multi-Religious Heritage, Salvage and Education

The sacred site of Aw-Barkhadle in Somalia embodies local diversity, including Christian, Islamic and potentially Jewish religions, as well as indigenous beliefs. The local or…

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4 Adulis c Pontificio Istituto di Archeologia Cristiana

Adulis: Archeological Excavations, Christian Heritage and Training

Adulis was once part of the Aksumite Kingdom (1st-7th centuries CE), covering the territories of current Eritrea, Ethiopia, Sudan, Djibouti, Yemen, and part of Saudi Arabia. T…

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Survey of Paintings in Rock-Hewn and Constructed Churches in Tigray, Ethiopia

The EHF, with local heritage bodies, aims to build a comprehensive database of painted churches, serving as a tool for their future monitoring, conservation and protection. A …

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Training Course for Tour Guides in Gheralta, Tigray

The EHF works with local communities, guides and tourist agencies to encourage sustainable tourism to Tigray’s painted churches. In subsidising rural economies, this plays a v…

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Capture wall painting conservation

Wall Paintings of Tigray - Conservation Programme

In 2013, in collaboration with its Ethiopian partners and with the assistance of the Courtauld Institute, the EHF, carried out a survey of 9 painted churches in Tigray, Ethiop…

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Documentation of Rock-Cut Churches in Ethiopia

This project aims to document the disappearing craft of cutting rock churches in Ethiopia and to make the videos and other documentary material available online for free.

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