This project address issues with the fragility of heritage in developing countries with a focus on the threatened internationally important and World Heritage sites in Tanzania.
The project is challenge-led focusing on the threats and solutions to mitigate these. It has established the first digital database archive for both tangible and intangible heritage that has been adopted by the Government of Tanzania to allow conservation management and online access to all stakeholders. It is being used by local communities to help safeguard the heritage and create pathways to social and economic development through the creation of hubs based around established women entrepreneurship groups. In Kilwa Kisiwani and Songo Mnara, it has established a community Museum and is training local entrepreneurs in heritage tourism.
Dr Richard Bates, University of St Andrews
Dr Elgidius Ichumbaki, University of Dar es Salaam
Prof. Audax Mabulla and Dr. Fabian Kigadye, the National Museum of Tanzania, Department of Antiquities.