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Land and Equity Movement in Uganda (LEMU)

Kampala, Uganda
Joined March 2016
Presence in: Uganda
Focus: Community / Customary Land Rights, Family, Governance, Land & Natural Resources, Peace-building & Transitional Justice, Traditional / Customary Justice

LEMU, the Land Equity Movement in Uganda, is a movement which aims to unite the efforts of everyone with a contribution to offer to make land work for the poor.

This includes the efforts of local people, local Government, local civil society organisations, students, elders, volunteers, and anyone with contribution to make land work for the poor.

LEMU works to help local structures working with the poor – local Government and civil society – to support the poor to claim their land rights. LEMU wants to make sure that the right policies, laws and structures are put in place in order that everyone can have fair access to land and land can be used as profitably as possible for all.

LEMU is a link between government and communities: it brings in knowledge of laws and policies to the communities, and facilitates them to understand rights, roles, responsibilities and changes taking place in land ownership; and it works with other stakeholders to help Government and policy makers understand the issues of people’s land rights to help design solutions and implementation strategies.

People Associated With This Organization

Alex Ssebukalu

Uganda  
Land and Equity Movement in Uganda...
Joined April 2021
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Environmental Justice, Generalist Legal Services, Land & Natural Resources, Traditional / Customary Justice, Women's Rights
I am a development practitioner with a bachelors degree in Development Studies and currently working with Land and Equity Movement in Uganda as a Project Officer. I take the role of managing project roles and teams where Land and Equity Movementin Uganda is involved. I oversee project tasks to see that we harvest the best out of the projects intended objectives. Joining this network will with no doubt sharpen my mindset on knowledge about justice as I share with other members in the same cohort. I also intend to feed on legal empowerment knowledge with the support of the network materials.

Emmanuel Bole Risa

Uganda  
Land and Equity Movement in Uganda... (Unverified)
Joined March 2021
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Environmental Justice, Gender-based violence, Land & Natural Resources, Traditional / Customary Justice, Women's Rights
I am a Ugandan male in possession of a bachelors degree in social works and social administration, I also have a certificate in administrative law. However, in my current position as a project manager with Land and Equity Movement in Uganda (LEMU), I truly feel joining this network will be of a great advantage because it will strongly expose me to other persons and partners tackling the same issue as we are. I happen to hail from a community that strongly believes in the communal ownership of resources like land hence exposing them to issues like land grabbing, sale of land without the notice or permission from the people believed to be custodians of the rights of such lands (the elders). Such vices have been procured by the rich in society, the elites, the middle men between the investors and the poor locals. As a matter of fact, this will broaden my understanding in regards to how other societies within or out of Africa handle such challenges once the show up. It will also expose me to the different justice systems, constitutions, norms, bylaws and ordinances that are plainly people centered and are pro-poor or defend/protect the owners of land and allows room for negotiations in case investors, governments, and other individuals want to get engaged in the affairs of the land that doesn't belong to them. I am sincerely be grateful to be a part of the network for the benefit of Karamoja which is one of the hot spots investors and government are looking at as being virgin and fertile for investment and owing to that, the grazing lands, the sacred trees, rivers, the hills, the mountains, the resources, among others have become extremely endangered and if intervention is not sought, we shall lose the only resource we have which is land that has for years/generations been used for cultivation/agriculture, grazing animals, trees being used as local herbs, used to building, shrines (nga'kiriketa) among others. Thanks Yours Bole...

Liz Neate

United Kingdom  
Land and Equity Movement in Uganda...
Joined November 2016
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Economic Empowerment, Governance, Land & Natural Resources
I work on land use and development, including compulsory acquisition of land in the UK, where I am a surveyor for a consultancy firm. I am interested in land rights, and currently writing a masters dissertation on the interaction between customary land and freehold land markets in Uganda, alongside volunteering for a Uganda NGO. I am keen to move into protection and advocacy work in the land rights area, so am looking to learn more about the topic.

Marian Aladot

Uganda  
Land and Equity Movement in Uganda...
Joined March 2021
Interests: Access to Information, Community / Customary Land Rights, Gender-based violence, Land & Natural Resources, Traditional / Customary Justice, Women's Rights
I am Marian Aladot, I hold a bachelors degree in Development Studies, obtained from Kyambogo University. I gained my first community engagement experience while working as an intern at Serere district local government in 2015, also in 2017 I joined working at Land and Equity movement in Uganda as a volunteer where i was supporting in caring out community education on land matters, register cases and organise for mediation and was promote to field officer where my role increase to supporting communities carry out land demarcation, organizing for community dialogue on land matters and meeting parties for mediation. Currently I hold the position of project Officer land right at Land Equity movement in Uganda where I have been charged with the same major task and adding the component of identifying and addressing potential Gender Based Violence issues that arise due to land conflicts. Collaborating with Other Civil Society Organizations and district leaders to carry on proper project implementation.

Monica Athieno

Uganda  
Land and Equity Movement in Uganda... (Unverified)
Joined March 2021
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Gender-based violence
I am a female Ugandan, aged 31 with a Bachelor's Degree in Law. I specifically have a passion for advocacy especially for women rights at the lowest community level. I have been program Manger for 3 years in Land and Equity Movement in Uganda. I head program at the regional level and the main purpose of this role is to ensure effective program design and implementation that has largely contributed to the enhanced quality and strategic interventions at the community level especially to improve the understanding of land rights and taking up protection measures for their land and ending violence against women. I participate in advocacy at regional level and link up with National platforms on issues concerning women's land rights and policy gaps. I have been directly handling land rights issues under customary tenure including ADR, land documentation and capacity building with focus on women's land rights and the need to end violence against women; including but not limited to land grabbing due to vulnerability, physical disabilities in Teso Sub region. I am looking forward to enhancing my leadership skills to enable me advocate better for land justice and the need to end violence against women and eventually secure their land rights under customary tenure

Okori George Cyrus

Uganda  
Land and Equity Movement in Uganda...
Joined April 2018
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights
I work with Kole District Local Government, Northern Uganda as a Senior Land Mgt Officer.

Robert Ojok

Uganda  
Land and Equity Movement in Uganda...
Joined October 2016
I have over five years working experience in Community Rural Participatory Appraisal. I worked as a Community Mobilizer with Land and Equity Movement in Uganda under Community Land Protection Project (CLPP) for two and half years with a field office located in Lira Municipality. I am currently working with LEMU as a Project Officer for both Community Land Protection Project and Family Land Protection Project with a field office based in Lira.

I am continuously attracted to humanitarian and development work and most of my experience stems from there. With LEMU, most of my work involves interfacing with communities the organization supports to assist them document their land rights and partnering with state and customary leaders to identify policy gaps which is reported to the central government. It is in this place that I have continuously participated and therefore learned the basics of Monitoring and Evaluation, I have participated in tool development, data analysis, effectiveness reporting.

Teresa Eilu

Uganda  
Land and Equity Movement in Uganda...
Joined April 2015
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights

Theresa Auma Eilu

Uganda  
Land and Equity Movement in Uganda...
Joined March 2021
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Economic Empowerment, Environmental Justice, Gender-based violence, Land & Natural Resources, Policy Advocacy & Governance
I am a social worker by profession. I currently lead LEMU as the Executive Director but prior to this, I have been involved in leading communities involved in making claims for land justice especially and family and community levels. I led LEMU's Community Land Protection Program for seven years (2009 - 2015) and became a part of how grassroots legal empowerment strategies actually empower and guarantee rights of communities in a context where accessing justice to land is getting more and more difficult. Some of the work done by LEMU, in partnership with Namati (then), became the grounding breaking approaches and standards for scaling up community land protection in others parts of the world. By joining the Legal Empowerment Network, I am looking forward to inspiring a new generation of legal empowerment practitioners at LEMU in how to see and use the various opportunities necessary for creating change and achieving land justice for the vulnerable members of the society through pursuing land justice.

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