The USAID SAFE Program has just compiled its quarterly report for the period of 1st January to 31 March 2017. The following are some of the highlights from this quarter’s work.
Improved Access to Justice
- Area Land Committees trained and equipped in Masindi and Lira Districts
- Reflection/monitoring meetings with Area Land Committees and other stakeholders in several districts show social impact of ALCs trained and equipped by SAFE, including reduction in land disputes, increased participation of women in land demarcation and innovations by ALCs themselves.
Enhanced Peace and Reconciliation
SAFE produced monthly conflict reports which detailed incidents of land conflict, tensions surrounding land concessions to developers and natural resource extraction, and growing conflict between refugees and host communities.
- SAFE interventions have reduced tensions and improved community co-existence in South Sudanese refugee camps despite huge new influxes of refugees.
- SAFE interventions have helped reduce tensions in parts of Rwenzori sub-region, despite the sharp increase in distrust and hostilities following the arrest of the Rwenzururu king
- Through SAFE investments, access to mental health services has increased in Acholi sub-region, with corresponding benefits for families and communities.