Pakistani researcher and writer, Daanish Mustafa bagged the British Academy’s award for its Heritage, Dignity and Violence Programme 2019 for his work on “Mapping the wounded Landscape of Swat Valley: from Taliban and Iconoclasm to Social Growth and Reconciliation.”
Mustafa took to his official Twitter account to share the news with the world.
According to details, Mustafa’s project is still ongoing and aims to map the ways communities in Swat are recovering from the terror and violence experienced during the Taliban insurgency in the valley.
“The research team is seeking to bring to the fore the traces of violence and destruction through community-based projects that also reclaim sense of place and reanimate the significance of the Taliban-damaged heritage within a peace building process in Swat,” the project’s abstract states.
Mustafa is currently worker a reader in politics and environment at the department of geography at King’s Colleg in London. He was the co-author of the climate change response strategies for Pakistan and now, is the lead author for the UNDP Pakistan five-year flood response strategy.
His most recent projects concern gender performative and violence in Pakistan.