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Rift Valley Institute

Making local knowledge work

Sada Mire is the Director-General of the Department of Antiquities in the Ministry of Tourism and Culture of Somaliland. Her main interests are archaeological and anthropological research, cultural heritage policy and management, and post-conflict reconstruction of cultural resources. She serves on the editorial board of Heritage Management, and is the Somali representative of the World Archaeological Congress. She is the founding editor of the websites Somali Heritage and Archaeology,, and African Heritage and Archaeology –