RISING FROM THE DEPTHS

UTILISING MARINE CULTURAL HERITAGE IN EAST AFRICA
TO HELP DEVELOP SUSTAINABLE SOCIAL, ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL BENEFITS

The Rising from the Depths network is funded for four years, 2017-21, by the UK Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) through the Arts and Humanities Research Council Network Plus scheme. We have funded a selection of Innovation Projects across Kenyan, Tanzania, Madagascar and Mozambique that aim to utilise Marine Cultural Heritage (MCH) to deliver sustainable development.

Our aim is to identify how the tangible submerged and coastal MCH of the region, and its associated intangible aspects, can stimulate ethical, inclusive and sustainable economic growth in the region. Through our funded projects, we hope to build social cohesion and reduce poverty in individual states, but also in enhance the value and impact of overseas aid in the maritime sector.

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Mida MUCH Project was visited by the Cabinet Secretary for Tourism Hon, Najib Balala on 13/2/2021. The Minister Planted 1000 mangroves and promised his Ministry support for the Bidii na Kazi women Group tourism investments. @GCRF @ahrcpress @rftdnetwork @UlsterUniGES

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The MUCH to Discover project continues to deliver amazing impact- congratulations @mcbita1!
https://risingfromthedepths.com/much/ @ahrcpress @GCRF @UlsterUniGES

Interesting upcoming free seminar series looking at Climate, International Law and Human Rights!

Alert: Deadline is tomorrow (11 Feb) for African colleagues to make an expression of interest to participate in the #CVIAfrica project looking at values-based climate change vulnerability assessment methodologies for African heritage sites. #ClimateHeritage https://twitter.com/unescoghnatcom/status/1359405837106692102

Rising from the Depths #maritime #heritage project 'Bahari Yetu' #Tanzania gets a mention on the @UnescoEast website @Maraakib @IchumbakiE @ExeterMarine https://bit.ly/3p94R1r

Fantastic opportunity for #African heritage professionals to be trained in assessing the #climate vulnerability of heritage sites. Part of the #CVIAfrica project INTO is partner to, deadline for participants is 11 Feb. Apply here: http://bit.ly/3iSAbjF

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