Dr Noel Lwoga

BA (Makerere), MA (Dar), MA (OUT), PhD (Dar)


Areas of Specialization:

Lwoga’s research focuses on conservation, development and marketing of heritagefor tourism and the engagement of local stakeholders. He integrates economic,socio-psychological and socio-marketing approaches in examining and fostering pro-conservation behaviour among residents and tourists. He is also keen at researching on heritage tourist consumptions and perceptions, and at enhancing heritage conservation and its economics through community-based tourism enterprises. He applies both qualitative and quantitative statistical methodologies and analyses in his research works.



Dr. Noel BisekoLwoga is the Head of Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies and a Lecturer of Tourism and Heritage Management at the University of Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. He is also a Postdoctoral Researcher in Heritage Development and Tourism at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa.


Academically, Lwoga majored in tourism at the Makerere University in Uganda where he pursued his Bachelor Degree in Tourism Management, and at the Open University of Tanzania where he pursued his Master’s Degree in Tourism Studies. He specialized in heritage at the University of Dar es Salaam where he pursued his Master’s Degree in Archaeology. Through his PhD study,channeled through the University of Dar es Salaam Business School and the Centre for Tourism in the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, Lwoga integrated behavioral, heritage and tourism business/economic theories to examine determinants of stakeholders’ pro-conservation behaviors in historic heritage destinations.


Lwoga has written widely in international peer reviewed publications, and presented his findings in international conferences. His research works have given him honors such as “the Postdoctoral Research Excellence Award 2018” by the University of Johannesburg, “the 2018 Scholar Excelling in Publications”by the University of Dar es Salaam College of Humanities, and the “Best Paper Award” by the Emerald Group Publishing Limited.


Current Projects

  • Sustainable Preservation and Community Development in Kaole”, Other Principal Investigators being Dr.ElgidiusIchumbaki (Tanzania), Dr. Larry Cobin (SPI, USA) and Dr. Jeffrey Fleisher (Rice University, USA), 2018 – 2019


  • “Realizing HeritageEconomics and Conservation through Community-based Tourism”supported by the University of Johannesburg, South Africa, 2019.


Past/Completed Projects

  • “International (German) Market for African Community-based Tourism” conducted in Germany, supported by the World Academy of Science (TWAS)-DFG Cooperation Visit Award at ZENAT Centre of Sustainable Tourism, Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development, in 2018.


  • A Postdoctoral Research Project entitled “Local community and heritage tourismification in Tanzania”supported by the University of Johannesburgunder the Postdoctoral Mentorship of Prof. Christian Rogerson, School of Hospitality and Tourism, University of Johannesburg, South Africa, in 2018.


  • Co-Principal Investigator in the investigation of the development of cultural heritage tourism in Dar es Salaam City Centre, Funded by World Bank Project and University of Dar es Salaam, in 2013.



Lwoga, N.B. and Mwitondi, M.S. (In Review). Challenges facing the conservation of historic buildings: local residents’ perspective in KilwaKivinje Town, Tanzania, Journal of Heritage and Society [Indexed in Scopus],

Lwoga, N.B. (In Review). The moderating role of spatial proximity on relationship between heritage perceptual proximity and residents’ attitudes towards tourism, African Geographical Review

Lwoga, N.B. (2018). Heritage proximity, attitude to tourism impacts and local residents’ support for heritage tourism in Kaole Ruins Site, Tanzania, Bulletin of Geography: Socio-economic Series, Vol. 42, Issue 42, pp. 163-181. [Indexed in Scopus, Impact Factor = 0.5],

Chinyele, B. and Lwoga, N.B. (2018). Participation in decision making regarding the conservation of heritage resources and conservation attitudes in KilwaKisiwani, Tanzania. Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development. [Indexed in Scopus, Impact Factor = 0.2],

Sing’ambi, E. and Lwoga, N.B. (2018), Heritage attachment and domestic tourists’ visits to historic sites in Bagamoyo, Tanzania, International Journal of Culture, Tourism and Hospitality, Vol. 12, Issue 3, pp. 310-326. [Indexed in Scopus, Impact Factor = 0.5]

Lwoga, N.B. (2018), The dilemma of local socio-economic perspectives in the management of historic ruins in KilwaKisiwani in Tanzania, International Journal of Heritage Studies, Vol. 24, Issue 10, pp. 1019-1037. [Indexed in Scopus, Impact Factor = 1.156]

Lwoga, N.B. and Mapunda, B.B. (2018). Challenges facing accessible tourism in cultural heritage sites: the case of Village Museum in Tanzania. Journal of Tourism [Revista de Turism], Issue 24, pp. 45-54. [Indexed in EBSCO] ISSN: 1844-2994

Lwoga, N.B., Anderson, W. and Andersson, T.D. (2017).  Influence of Participation, Trust and Perceptions on Residents’ Support for Conservation of Built Environment in Zanzibar Stone Town, Tanzania, Ethiopian Journal of Environmental Studies and Management, Vol. 10, Issue 9, pp. 1179-1192. [Indexed in AJOL]

Lwoga, N.B. (2017), Local collaboration network in management of built heritage: A study of Pangani Conservation Task Force (PCTF) in Tanzania, Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development, Vol. 7, Issue 3, pp 226-243 [Indexed in Scopus, Impact Factor = 0.2],, ISSN: 2044-1266

Lwoga, T. and Lwoga, N.B. (2017). User acceptance of mobile payments: the effects of user-centric security, system characteristics and gender, Electronic Journal of Information Systems in Developing Countries, 81, (3), 1-24. [Indexed in Scopus, Impact Factor = 0.3],, ISSN: 1681-4835

Lwoga, N.B. (2016). Factors influencing local residents’ intention to conserve the built heritage in Tanzania, Journal of Heritage Tourism, 12 (4):394-409, [Indexed in SCOPUS, Impact Factor = 0.2], ISSN: 1743-873X, doi:10.1080/1743873X.2016.1213846.

Lwoga, N.B. and Asubisye, E. (2016). Effects of drought on cultural tourism: selected cases of Maasai tourism groups surrounding Tarangire National Park in Tanzania, Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change, Vol. 16, Issue 3, pp. 248-264 [Indexed in Scopus, Impact Factor = 0.7], ISSN: 1476-6825, doi:10.1080/14766825.2016.1261147.

Lwoga, N.B. (2016). Residents’ attitudes, intentions and actual engagement in conservation of the built heritage: Examining the moderating effect of level of tourism development in Tanzania. Journal of Tourism [Revista de Turism], Vol. 22, pp. 46-57 [Indexed in EBSCO], ISSN: 1844-2994

Lwoga, N.B. and Mabulla, A.Z.P. (2013). Institutional and Legislative Conflicts in Management of Built Heritage in Neoliberal Cities: A Case of Dar es Salaam City, Journal of Studies in the African Past, 11: 89 – 112

Lwoga, N.B. and Kessy, E.T (2013). Development of Cultural Heritage Tourism in Dar es Salaam City Centre: Demand Perspective, The Eastern African Journal of Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism, 1 (1):45-61,, ISSN: 1821-8393

Lwoga, N.B. (2013). Tourism Development in Tanzania Before and After Independence: Sustainability Perspectives, The Eastern African Journal of Hospitality, Leisure and Tourism, 1 (2):1-26,, ISSN: 1821-8393