GETTING AGREEMENTS ON LAND TENURE/REFORM :. Getting the process right. The experience of The Uganda Land Alliance in Uganda. By Oscar Okech K. Coordinator- U.L.A. & Land Net East Africa.
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Getting the process right. The experience of The Uganda Land Alliance in Uganda.
Presented at a UNDP/ILC workshop on Land Rights and African Development. From Knowledge to Action , Nairobi 1st Nov. 2005 .
The ULA contributed to the following legal reforms:
e.g. “women are not property but land is property which women can own.”
In order to speak with authority
To develop a rural constituency and to change attitudes.
E.g. 14 Karimojong pastoralist elders on common property resources.
The media keeps the issue on the public agenda. MPs positions exposed
DFID, DANIDA, the World Bank, etc.
He is also positive about land reform and he has strong views on land too. Alliance works with friendly MPs and lobby groups to reach the President and influence his opinion.
Present research findings and demonstrate to policymakers that legislation for land rights of the poor has to be a priority.
.e.g. Co-ownership clause done with Hon. Miria Matembe
Mobilise the public and other civil society to join the campaign e.g. clergy, media,
E.g Benet case won on 27-10-05 after out of court settlement