The project includes an initial phase of data collection of the architectural heritage existing in Chinde. The collection of data will be based on bibliographical research, photography, maps, structured and semi-structured interviews with the local population. The project will also produce an understanding of the challenges and threats to this type of heritage and ways to mitigate adverse impacts.
In order to improve local capacity and incorporate local knowledge about Chinde’s architectural and historical heritage as well as its preservation, this project will also hold training sessions and workshops with local stakeholders on how to document heritage and mobilize them to sustainable development. It is expected that with the training the participants will possess the minimum skills required to register the assets of the cultural heritage.
Two heritage sites will be designated with nameplates to demonstrate the potential value of documenting and disseminating maritime cultural heritage.
In the end, an integrated management plan will be developed, in collaboration with the Chinde District Government, involving the local population and other interested public and private stakeholders, in an effort to ensure the inclusion of all stakeholders.
It is important to note that coastal erosion is one of the greatest threats to the physical integrity of Chinde in general, and to its specifically built and natural heritage. Therefore, the project will document the most affected and at risk sites to formulate integrated and joint solutions for their preservation.
At the methodological level, the project will include the following actions:
- Preliminary Bibliographic Search;
▷ Conducting training, surveying real estate using photographs, GPS, mapping and demarcation of potential areas of heritage at risk (workshop);
▷ Survey and recording of data (based on mapping, photography, quantitative methods and field interviews with local communities and other stakeholders);
- Documentation (based on file search and survey and record data);
- Placement of Plates;
Compilation and Publication of the Inventory and Management Plan