Component I focuses on improving the management of land related disputes and creating awareness of the land tenure and administration system. Under this component, funding will only be provided for activities that target direct beneficiaries and are consistent with the SAFE Program objectives.
Target Districts: Gulu, Lira, Amuru, Jinja, Masaka, Hoima, Nebbi, Moroto, Kibaale, and Kiboga
Types of Grants Awarded and Examples of Activities Consistent with the SAFE Program objectives;
Legal and Paralegal Services Grants:
– Programs to expand legal and paralegal services at the community level;
– Support to CSOs already providing legal aid and paralegal services;
– Dissemination of legal awareness information; and
– Development of innovation methods to provide paralegal services through technology.
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Grants:
– Expand activities of ADR service providers;
– Review needs and interests of districts in new ADR services;
– Strengthen capacity of traditional leaders in ADR;
– Develop tools for operational efficiency and transparent dispute resolution; and
– Review the feasibility and interest in mobile ADR clinics.
– Disseminate information using the Sensitization Toolkit through community meetings or other appropriate fora;
– Assess traditional authorities’ existing standards and their alignment with relevant land-related legal and humans rights norms and dispute resolution frameworks, with the assessment undertaken either by CSOs or by traditional authorities themselves; and
– Review how to incorporate gender equality and non-discrimination principles in traditional dispute resolution of land matters with possible implementation.
Legal Awareness Grants:
– Create information campaigns on legal rights;
– Facilitate community fora on legal rights, legal tools, and legal remedies for land disputes;
– Employ radio-based information shows to discuss rights and access to legal remedies;
– Produce radio public service announcements and other programming highlighting new models and success stories of dispute resolution;
– Develop information hotlines using SMS or email to answer public questions; and
– Implement initiatives to develop youth engagement and understanding of land matters.
Non-State Actor Monitoring Grants:
– Map and publish dispute and enforcement data;
– Support comparative tracking of administration caseloads, decisions, and enforcement;
– Support local-level coalitions of CSOs and CBOs to advocate for targeted reforms to better address the needs of their communities; and
– Introduce a media platform to feature accountability information about local land dispute and access to justice issues in its programming.
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