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Community Organizations LANDnet Uganda
LANDnet Uganda
LANDnet Uganda
Network
Phone number
+256-414-666703

Location

Uganda
Postal address
Plot 213 Semwogerere Zone Mukalazi II Bukoto
P.O.Box 14170, Kampala
Working languages
inglês

LANDnet Uganda was founded in 2012 as a Network engaged in Research, Capacity Development and Policy Advocacy on Land, Gender, Agriculture and Natural Resources Management. Because of the role LANDnet is envisaged to play in the political economy of Uganda and the East African region, it is registered as a company Limited by guarantee.

LANDnet offers capacity development, research and organizational management and development to the public, private sectors and to Civil Society Organizations. It seeks to build capacity of young professionals in land governance taking into consideration the emerging body of knowledge in land and natural resources management practices building in to this the fundamentals of gender equality and other social and cultural rights.

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HARNESSING YOUTH SOCIO-ECONOMIC POTENTIAL THROUGH OPTIMUM UTILIZATION OF USER RIGHTS UNDER CUSTOMARY TENURE: THE UGANDAN CONTEXT.

Peer-reviewed publication
Agosto, 2018
África

According to a 2008 World Bank Report, Uganda is among the countries with the youngest population and the highest youth unemployment rate of 83%. During the reading of the 2011/2012 budget of Uganda, the then Minister of Finance recognized that because of the high levels of unemployment, the Ugandan economy can only absorb 20% of its youth. Owing to this, this demographic has often been described as a ticking time bomb waiting to explode.The above notwithstanding, Uganda is blessed with an abundance of land and land-based resources which remain largely underutilized.

FAIR for ALL Agric Value Chains India

General

The Power of Voices Partnership (PvP) is an influencing programme with the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The programme FAIR for ALL led by Oxfam Novib is five year long initiative implemented jointly with consortium members Huairou Commission,SOMO andThird World Network-Africa (TWN-Africa) aimed at supporting and collaborating with people’s rightful demands towards companies, governments and multilateral organizations for economic, social and environmental justice, promoting global trade andvalue-chains that are fair for all. The main focus of the FAIR for ALL programme proposal is to support and strengthen CSOs to play their diverse roles; as educators, mobilizers, creators and watchdogs to make trade and value chains FAIR for ALL. In India, FAIR for ALL programme will be working with women, girls and young people in marginalized communities, that are working in six major value chains (sugar, vegetables, food grains, poultry, diary and fishing), to have voice, agency, knowledge and thesupport they need to improve their livelihoods and working conditions, including through holding the government and private sector to account, in particular with regard to protection of worker and farmers rights and provision of social protection mechanismsfor all. The India FAIR for ALL programme will be implemented by Oxfam in India, Huairou Commission and SOMO, aiming to: 1)Strengthen civil society and workers’ collectives to address abuses of informal workers’ rights in sugar cane supply chains; 2)Support grassroots women to organize themselves into producer groups so they can increase the value and quality of their crops, access markets, enhance their bargaining power and increase their earnings; 3) Strengthen grassroots organizations and local civilsociety to advocate for women’s land rights and support for women small-scale farmers; and 4) To challenge trade, tax and investment regimes which are in favour of FDI and large companies and which cause rising inequality and social and environmental challenges. These objectives will be achieved by building the awareness of local civil society and activists about issues of responsible business conduct and inequality-reducing fiscal policies; strengthening worker’s collectives to demand living wagesanddecent working conditions, linking them with state and national networks; supporting cooperatives and producer organizations, increasing their bargaining power and access to markets and finance; and by increasing the understanding of local civil society onhow investment, tax and trade regimes impact marginalized groups and how improved regimes can pay for inequality-reducing measures such as investment in small-scale agriculture and affordable public health and education systems.

CHILDRen'S CHANCE INTERNATIONAL (CCI)

General

CCI seeks to contribute to increased access to land ownership and utilization by rights holders. The Women Power’s in Action project aims at directly amplify the voices of the women whose rights to property, Land ownership and utilization denied and they face abuse, discrimination and exploitation. It will empower women leaders in the parishes of Arwotomito, Acutkumu and Walela in Ayami sub county and Otara and Barpii in Aromo Sub-county. The WOPA-project will use the approach of the Parish welfare women groups to identify women leaders, widows, girls who are back home from marital homes and other marginalized women in the community. CCI will play facilitative and mentorship roles in equipping, supporting, linking and guiding the women leaders throughout the project life, also create sustainability approaches even after the project ends. The project will focus on empowerment through awareness raising and campaign through information sharing, mentorship sessions; use IEC materials, drama, poems, capacity building and case management. Womenleaders will be positioned to mobilize, sensitize and counsel Rights holders who are faced with challenges related to abuse, exploitation and property ownership, she will hold the lower local government accountable for poor response towards Gender based violence,inadequate budget allocation and gaps in policies that address issues related to vulnerable women. Specific Objectives: To increaseknowledge of community members and rights holders on legal literacy and constitutional remedies available on Land rights and Customary Land tenure system through legal awareness campaign, education and sensitisation at local and different levels; To enhance the capacity of stakeholders and different leaders at local and district level to support rights holders’ rights to land and ownership; To lobby, advocate and support amplification of women’s voice on land, mapping and documentation of customary land owners, and respond to rising land disputes and conflict through alternative dispute resolution (ADR). Expected change. Increased number of rights holders freely accessing, utilizing and owning land and other resources, and are free from abuse and exploitation. Solutions. Conducting community awareness creation to address the issue of women’s right violation. The community will be sensitised to respect the right of women and girls by protecting their rights and supporting them and to have their names registered in the family shared customary land registration certificate. Training of selected women leaders to use ADR in addressing land wrangles and violence against theright holder groups through engagement of the conflicting parties in ADR. Conducting capacity building for women and girls to empower them in order to claim for their right to land access and utilisation. The project will empower and build the capacity of the rights holders to have knowledge, demand and access to certificates of customary land ownership (CCO). This will also encourage the right holders to actively participate in decision making in their community meetings. Working with empowered key women leaders to support advocacy on women’s rights to land and access to resources, provided identification, follow-ups and referral services on the landrights cases by means of improving information and access to customary land ownership for the right holders. Advocating and encouraging registration of customary land where every member of the family including women and girls are included in the land registrationand documentation. Some key people among the rights holders will be selected and their capacity built in order to reach out to other rights holders facing abuse and discrimination. Supporting and promoting land demarcation and marking land boundaries using the local available tree called “Omara Omara”, this will act as a means of protection and reduction of land wrangles arising from boundaries and ownership. This will help the vulnerable women (widows and disabled women), girls (orphans and childheaded children) from being deprived of their right to own and use the land left for them. CCI will work hand in hand with both the district and sub county stakeholders and political leadership to support the creation and development of bylaws on women’s right to land and resources and toensure its effective implementation. This will also encourage the increase in the number of functional association of women’s leadership with knowledge on land right and resources.