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Joshua Chikozho (BaTonga Community Museum)

Phase 2 Project Partner

Joshua Chikozho has been employed by the National Museums and Monuments of Zimbabwe (NMMZ) since 2005 to the present day. The NMMZ is a parastatal created by an Act of Parliament whose core mandate is to be the national heritage and cultural premier agency in respect of preservation, conservation, protection, education, marketing and restoration, among other things.

Joshua Chikozho is the Curator and Site Manager of the BaTonga Community Museum found in the north-western part of Zimbabwe. This is a museum anchored on community empowerment, participation, engagement and community development. Above all the museum prioritizes indigenous knowledge in all community development projects.

Joshua Chikozho holds a Masters Degree in Heritage Studies, attained at the University of Zimbabwe. He has published numerous papers mostly on Tonga culture, the role of communities in community development,  the role of culture in development, heritage and culture as cultural capital and an industry.

Resource Archive

Search or browse the resource archive for films, reports, toolkits and other resources produced by the Changing the Story and its commissioned projects. Items written by Joshua Chikozho are listed below:

Youth Agency, Civic Engagement and Sustainable Development (Southern Africa)This project sought to establish and strengthen channels of engagement between youth, CSOs, NGOs, and other stakeholders within the region of Southern Africa. Using Zimbabwe and South Africa as case …Dr Melis Cin, Dr Tendayi Marovah, Joshua Chikozho, , , , , , phase2 southern-africa locationfilm language-english sdg-1-poverty sdg-10-inequalities sdg-11-sustainable-cities youth
Post-Conflict Participatory Arts Socially Engaged DevelopmentThis book investigates the power of art to enhance human development and to initiate positive social change for individuals and societies recovering from conflict. Edited by Changing the Story partners …Diego Alfonso, Dr Aylwyn Walsh, Dr Claudia Pineda Marín, Dr Laura K. Taylor, Dr Scott Burnett, Dr Tendayi Marovah, Edwin Cubillos, Joshua Chikozho, Nub Raj Bhandari, Willard Muntanga, , , , , , , , , , , colombia kenya lebanon nepal uganda zimbabwe locationarticle language-english sdg-11-sustainable-cities sdg-16-institutions sdg-17-partnerships sdg-4-education subject-participatory-arts