Maritime Cultural Heritage in Mozambique – Workshop

Workshop on Maritime Cultural Heritage in Mozambique


22 December 2021 (13.00-15.30 Central African Time / 10.00 – 11.30 GMT)


We are delighted to invite you to attend a research workshop to share your insights into the social benefits of the conservation of maritime cultural heritage in Mozambique, concerning the challenges and opportunities in a time full of uncertainties. The workshop is part of a research project that seeks to develop a future framework for Community Involvement and Social Investment for A Sustainable and Inclusive Management of Maritime Cultural Heritage in Mozambique. The project is led by the research team based in the University of Glasgow (UK) in partnership with Eduardo Mondlane University (Mozambique) and UNESCO Mozambique. It is one of the several interrelated research projects funded by the Rising from the Depths network sponsored by the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council through its Global Challenges Research Fund that aim to utilise Maritime Cultural Heritage to deliver sustainable development.


The purpose of this workshop is to bring together representatives from the local and national government, higher education (e.g., universities), tourism industry, charitable organisation as well as local communities to discuss how local maritime cultural heritage is used and perceived, as well as how we could progress towards inclusive management of maritime cultural heritage in Mozambique.

In particular, the discussion will focus on the following issues

  • What are the key political and legislative challenges hindering the protection of maritime cultural heritage in Mozambique?
  • What are the impacts of major development projects, such as port infrastructures, on local communities’ wellbeing?
  • What is the role (negative/positive) played by the tourism industry in maritime cultural heritage conservation for future generations?
  • What is the relevance of maritime cultural heritage for the local population?
  • How important is conserving maritime cultural heritage in the national and local policy agenda?
  • What do policymakers need to do in order to conserve maritime cultural heritage?
  • How local communities could become involved in the management of maritime heritage in Mozambique?
  • How to maximise the social benefit of maritime cultural heritage to local communities, especially for women, minorities, youth, and the deprived?

Expected Outcomes

All discussions will be recorded and fed into a technical report – mapping of legislative and governance challenges to the conservation of maritime cultural heritage in Mozambique.

Workshop Programme & Participation Information

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