Current Institutional Affiliation
Assistant Lecturer, Archaeology and Heritage Studies, University of Dar es Salaam

Award Information

Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa: Doctoral Dissertation Proposal Fellowship 2013
Institutional Affiliation (at time of award):
History and Archaeology, University of Dar es Salaam
Built Heritage Assets as Part of Current Environmental Landscape: The Case of Central Coastal of Tanzania.

The East African Coast in general and that of Tanzania in particular has been in contact with other external worlds since the 1st century AD. This interaction resulted in various positive and negative impacts. One of these impact was the establishment of permanent settlements some of which have left numerous evidences including built heritage assets. While few of these assets are known and properly used, the majority are neither known nor used. Unfortunately, those which are known and used have resulted to conflicts among heritage stakeholders. This is partly due to fact that until now there hasn't been a project to better plan about their use. The proposed project therefore aims at researching on these built heritage assets to establish their potentials and develop a strategy towards a better use to bring socio-economic development and conserve them for future generation.