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Uganda Land Alliance (ULA)

The Uganda Land Alliance (ULA) is a membership consortium of national, regional and international civil society organizations and individuals, lobbying and advocating for fair land laws and policies that address the land rights of the poor, disadvantaged and vulnerable groups and individuals in Uganda.

The Alliance was established in 1995 as an independent non-governmental legal entity, registered as a company limited by guarantee.

PROJECT WITH SAFE

With funding from the SAFE program, ULA is implementing the Land Regulatory Strengthening and Dispute Resolution Project which will focus on actions to promote access to justice in Uganda. The geographical focus will be in Pader and Amuru Districts where ULA already has field-based legal aid clinics which will be complemented with national level engagements. The major expectations at the district level are (1) setting up a specialized unit within the land registry to effectively support registration of land rights and (2) to engage decision makers to put in place necessary policy and regulatory reforms to ensure that certification of customary ownership gives land rights equal to those under freehold tenure.

ULA will work with various key stakeholders across production sectors in Uganda to establish a framework on land use and development under a customary tenure system which can guarantee tenure security and responsible governance. The key project will contribute to the SAFE program’s outcomes in the Northern Strategy Paper by contributing to: (1) peaceful and sustainable strategies to deal with the management of land disputes through building the capacities of local authorities, traditional structures, and civil society, (2) community access to justice for peaceful resolution of land related disputes through legal aid service provisions, and (3) reduced land disputes for improved community co-existence through legal awareness on land matters.