Head of the Archaeology and Monuments Division, Botswana National Museum
Phillip Segadika works at the Botswana National Museum as Head of the Archaeology and Monuments division. His work entails the supervision of cultural resource management and salvage work as well as working with communities in the production of brochures, management plans and the development of heritage sites for tourism.
The position also includes developing contracts with communities for private-public and community partnerships at heritage sites.
In addition to coordinating an excavation project with Professor Jim Denbow of the University of Texas on the banks of the Chobe River in Botswana, Phillip is overseeing an ambitious 7 year legacy project of the President of the Republic of Botswana dubbed “100 Monuments Project”. In the legacy project, at least 100 heritage sites are targeted for various developments including gate houses, site museums, signage, heritage trails and community empowerment programs. Segadika’s current Ph.D. work with the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, cuts through the four countries of Botswana, Malawi, Uganda and Nigeria where he explores the management of intangible heritage at World Heritage sites. He is currently a visiting scholar at the University of Stanford where he is completing his Ph.D. write up under the Andrew Mellon Foundation scholarship.