Noel Fidelis Lasway

Noel focuses on unravelling the root of conflict at heritage sites using Bagamoyo, Tanzania as a case study. Archaeologists and other heritage professionals working in Africa, report the presence of conflicts at many heritage sites. Different Perception and uses of heritage sites are reported as sources of conflict among heritage stakeholders. These conflicts are either among researchers and government officials, government officials and local communities, local communities and investors or a combination of all the groups above. Although several studies report the existence of such conflicts, a handful of such scholarships, if any, establish the contexts within which such conflicts occur. Under Urithi Wetu project Noel Lasway intends to fill this knowledge gap.