Tumaini University Dar es Salaam College, Dar es Salaam Tanzania
Nancy Rushohora, Stellenbosch University and University of Dar es Salaam
Valence Silayo, Tumaini University Dar es Salaam College
SYNOPSIS AND POSITION
This workshop was conducted on 11th December 2020. It aims to consult a wide range of academic, archive stakeholders and local groups to ensure co-creation of an egalitarian archival practice and themes in post-conflict, reconstruction, and displacement contexts, and test its transferability, in promoting social cohesion. It is an opportunity for the team members to introduce the project to the wider community, different stakeholders, researchers, and potential commission applicants. To talk about the project and listen to them and scope what kind of activity(s) we could potentially fund and identify opportunities to set the research agenda in conjunction with local partners and groups. This will give the Imagining Futures team a substance to set up project commission calls. The first calls might go out early next year so there is still plenty of time to influence the agenda. So, the opportunity exists now to directly suggest archiving initiatives that address projects’ main goals and objectives. This workshop intends to elucidate and provoke any ideas from the participants—no matter how large or small—it would be of interest.
Thus; the organizing team invites interested members of the community, academics, and non-academics to participate in this important training workshop.
OBJECTIVES AND METHODS
This is a training workshop and is facilitated by a number of invited scholars and the main objective is to identify opportunities to set the research agenda in conjunction with local partners and groups.