University of Göttingen, Germany

The project cooperates with the Institute of Ethnology and the Center for Social Research Methods of this German public university. The partnership fosters capacity building in the field of cultural heritage as well as international credibility through international summer schools, faculty exchange, and joint research and exhibition projects.


Building on its objective to remove poverty in the peripheriesand marginalized segments of the world through sustainable, innovative and shared solutions this international NGO is akey stakeholder of the project in the development of propoor tourism products and site restoration and construction.

Children Care Development Organization

This local NGO supports the development and implementation of community training programmes, and provides expertise in community outreach and empowerment approaches, including the management of artisan group formation and cultural tourism micro-credit programme.

Wildlife Conservation Society  /

This international NGO contributes expertise and experience to the project in biodiversity conservation, integration of cultural with natural resource management, and development and implementation of community training programmes.

Iringa Regional Commissioner’s Office  /

Functioning as the link between central and local governmentin regional governance, this public administration unit takes theleading role in facilitating public integration and administrativesupport to the project such as site access, provision of venues,
political clearances, etc. e.g. in planning and managementof cultural events and festivals.

Iringa District Council

IDC administration supports the development and implementation of community sensitization, training and artisan group formation programmes in rural areas around Iringa.

Iringa Municipal Council

Iringa Town Administration as the host of the project is playinga crucial role in mobilizing communities in the target areas, supervising rehabilitation works, and supporting culture andtourism event planning and management.

National Museum and House of Culture

The National Museum of Tanzania is a consortium of different Tanzanian museums whose purpose is to preserve and show exhibits about the history and natural environment of Tanzania. It brings in expertise and experience in restoration of cultural sites and developing exhibitions.



This TANAPA and UNDP funded programme designed to improve biodiversity and natural resource management around National Parks (tourism pressure areas) in the Southern Highlands addresses crucial project challenges such as sociocultural integration of adjacent local communities. It also provides landscaping expertise.

Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism

Tourism Division & Antiquities Division: These central government agencies strengthen the project with expertise on historical sites conservation and restoration (antiquities division) and Cultural Heritage and Tourism Policy Making and Implementation (tourism division).

Tanzania National Parks

Contributing expertise in tourism promotion and marketing to the project.

Tanzania Tourist Board

Contributing expertise in tourism promotion and marketing to the project.