Land Grabbing

Land Grabbing

We are looking at protecting the rights of communities affected by big infrastructure development. Principal examples include:

  • Palm oil plantations in Kalangala
  • Oil extraction near Lake Albert
  • Exotic tree plantations for carbon trading near Bukaleba (eastern Uganda) and Kikonda Forest Reserve (western)

To fight land grabbing we undertake the following activities:

  • Empowering communities through trainings and meetings so that they can advocate for themselves.
  • Dialogue meetings with stakeholders and government officials so that important issues are discussed and resolved.
  • Research and documentation so that hidden issues are brought to light and become part of local, regional, national, and international dialogues.
  • Building coalitions with national and international organizations that are equally committed to stopping land grabbing, especially the type that steals from poor, marginalized communities.

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