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Lessons from the Field: Oral to Written – Practical Processes in Documenting Community Land Rules

By: Priscilla Aling, Judy Adoko, Suzane Irau

As encroachment onto community lands increases in the Lango region of Uganda, communities are organizing to revitalize their traditional land governance systems. Central to these efforts is a process of recording and debating previously undocumented community land management rules. In this Lessons from the Field brief, Namati partner the Land and Equity Movement in Uganda (LEMU) shares insights into how staff facilitate and support the community-driven rules-writing process.