Safeguarding heritage in Tanzania at coastal sites

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.


Researchers

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.

Project Details


Location: Tanzania, Eastern Africa, Africa Organiser(s): University of St Andrews Project partner(s): University of Dar es Salaam National Museum of Tanzania Funder(s): Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), Scottish Funding Council Funding received: £160000.00 GBP Commencement Date: 09/2018 Project Status: Completed
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