land rights

On Sunday 11th April 2021, oil companies and the governments of Uganda and Tanzania signed three accords: a tariff and transportation agreement, shareholding agreement, and Host Government Agreement. The signing of these paves the way for the development of key oil infrastructure projects, such as...
This study aimed to assess the effectiveness and impact of Certificate of Customary Ownership of land (CCO) in promoting and protecting Women Land Rights in Uganda. The CCO is intended to formalise customary land tenure through documentation, and its issuance and regulation is mandated to the...
24.03.2020, Kampala . In research released today, Oxfam highlighted that the numerous challenges in acquiring a Certificate of Customary Ownership limit women's ability to successfully defend their interests in land hence driving inequality. Carried out in Kasese, Soroti, Butaleja and Pader...
In August 2020, Oxfam in Uganda supported the annual land awareness week where women asked the government, through the Ministry of Lands, to protect their land rights. We also used the World Humanitarian Day as an opportunity to celebrate local humanitarian heroes and to call for a better...
November 2019 marked the third edition of the land learning journey under the land learning series. It was held in Kampala, Soroti and Amuria Districts, Uganda. It was the first edition to be held in Africa. The topic of the land journey in Uganda was ‘Property rights, land tenure security and...
Unjust Land systems and weak dispute resolution mechanisms are driving inequality in the country according to a new land report launched today by Oxfam. Titled Locked out, the land and inequality report explores the ways in which unjust land systems drive inequality making the poor poorer while the...
When Uganda’s richest 10 percent earned 2.3 times more than its poorest 40 percent in 2009, any concerned person would be curious to understand what drives such a discrepancy and how best to bridge the gap between the poor and the rich. The contributors to such a big gap are mainly land, education...
Oxfam carried out a study on land and inequality inUganda dubbed “Locked out: How unfair land systems are leaving the rich richer and the poor poorer.” This report highlights the link between land and inequality and underscores the need to review policies, laws and regulations governing...
Nearly five years into the implementation of the ground breaking global commitments of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, the time is upon to consider what has been accomplished so far and to set the tone for action that will enable the world to meet its ambitious goals. The political...
The Members Parliament of Uganda Plot 16-18 Parliament Avenue P.O. Box 7178 Kampala-Uganda Dear Hon. Members of Parliament, We write to express our concerns regarding the implications of Constitution (Amendment) Bill No. 13/2017 which was tabled in Parliament on 13th July 2017. The Bill seeks to...

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