Community Involvement and Social Investment for a Sustainable and Inclusive Management of Maritime Heritage in Mozambique: towards a new framework
This project responds to the unique challenges faced by Mozambique’s rich and varied maritime cultural heritage by bringing together experts from the UK and Mozambique to create a novel framework to help unlock the potential of that heritage for the local community. The work will be divided into three sections. Firstly we will be mapping the current challenges faced by Maritime Heritage in two port cities: Maputo and Inhambane, to assess political and legal bottlenecks which hinder the protection of the country’s maritime heritage. We will hold workshops to encourage debate on these issues with stakeholders including policy makers and experts. This will lead into a draft technical report. Secondly, we will work on valuing the social benefits of maritime heritage in Mozambique with the support of local company TSUK, using a contingent valuation approach and in depth interviews with local fishermen to triangulate results. We will run a series of workshops which will prioritise engagement with women and minority groups, along with an engagement week to target schools, local residents and workers within the local heritage sector. Thirdly, we will look at innovative ways in which social investment and finance models can be used to assist heritage led economic development in Mozambique. Throughout the project we will work on exploiting and disseminating the research to as broad a range of international stakeholders and beneficiaries as possible.