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Civic Response on Environment and Development

Kampala, Uganda
Joined August 2016

CRED works in the Albertine region of Uganda in the districts of Hoima, Buliisa,Packwach, Kasese & Buhweju. Key interventions include community sensitizations, legal aid and pro bono support etc

Presence in: Uganda
Focus: Access to Information, Community / Customary Land Rights, Corruption, Environmental Justice, Gender-based violence, Governance, Land & Natural Resources, Traditional / Customary Justice

CRED was founded in May 2011 as a non-political, non-religious and non-profit making research and advocacy organization. By working with Governments and communities, CRED promotes the relevance of public policy to the needs of the people through advocating for a governance framework that upholds values of transparency and accountability, constitutionalism and rule of law and adherence to democratic values and principles in policy formulation and implementation.

The driving vision of CRED is “An empowered community that promotes equitable utilization and sustainable governance of natural resources for poverty alleviation and social transformation”. The mission is “to implement research, advocacy and outreach initiatives that empower citizens and local communities to demand for transparency, accountability and participation in decision making and work with duty bearers to promote good Natural Resources governance”.

The mission is to implement research and advocacy initiatives that empower local communities to demand for transparency, accountability, and participation in decision making.

People Associated With This Organization

CLARE AYEBARE

Uganda  
Civic Response on Environment and...
Joined August 2019
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Gender-based violence, Health, Land & Natural Resources, Women's Rights
My name is Clare Ayebare, a lawyer interested in advocating for the protection, promotion and enjoyment of human rights especially the rights of women. I am the Legal Officer at Civic Response on Environment and Development (CRED), an Organisation working to implement research, advocacy and outreach initiatives that empower citizens and local communities to demand for transparency, accountability and participation in decision making and work with duty bearers to promote good Natural Resource governance. My key responsibilities at CRED are providing Legal Aid Services to local communities Litigating community cases, Conducting community legal outreaches and sensitization
Training Paralegals, Mediating technical disputes that are referred by paralegals, Conducting research in thematic areas, Linking the communities to leaders at the national level through organising high level meetings or correspondence and Monitoring and quality assurance the work of community paralegals through field visits and periodical refresher trainings.

Doris Atwijukire

Uganda  
Civic Response on Environment and...
Joined October 2016
Interests: Access to Information, Community / Customary Land Rights, Environmental Justice, Governance, Land & Natural Resources
Ms. Doris Atwijukire holds a postgraduate Diploma in Monitoring and Evaluation, a postgraduate certificate in Project Planning and Management, a Bachelor’s degree in Procurement and Logistics and is currently pursuing her Masters in Monitoring and Evaluation at Uganda Technology and Management University. She has also attained various certificates in Project Proposal and Report Writing, photography and videography and in Financial Sustainability Essentials. With 6 years of experience working with NGOs on research and advocacy, Doris has widely written informative articles about land rights abuses in the extractives and electricity sectors. She has also extensively written articles aimed at improving the livelihoods of Ugandans. I expect to learn more on effective community engagements and share experience to better influence policy in my country .

Joan Banana

Uganda  
Civic Response on Environment and... (Unverified)
Joined August 2016
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Environmental Justice, Generalist Legal Services, Land & Natural Resources, Traditional / Customary Justice
Iam a lawyer by profession an advocate of the highcourt of uganda reaching out to the communities and private indivduals by offering probono legal aid services, representation in courts of law and also engaged in public interest litigation.I work for a civil society organisation and i also sensitise communities about their land rights.I have interest in joining your the network because i want to share my experience in land and natural resource governance and legal empowerment of communities and also to learn from the network on how i can improve on my work.

Monica Mutesi

Uganda  
Civic Response on Environment and...
Joined August 2016
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Economic Empowerment, Governance, Land & Natural Resources
I am a program officer working with Civic Response on Environment and Development, an NGO whose main interest is to ensure that the laws provide for interests of the citizens. Over the last three years, I have been working with CRED to lobby and advocate for issues related to land rights, access and security of tenure.

I am hoping that joining the Network will enable me interact with like minded individuals to discuss and share practical ideas on addressing the current land and governance issues. Knowledge acquired will enable me to advocate from an informed point of view.
Monica Mutesi is the network champion (main point of contact) for Civic Response on Environment and Development.

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