Activities

Activities
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UCCA Membership Activities

October 14, 2019 - October 18, 2019

The 5th Session of the Open-Ended Intergovernmental Working Group on Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises

Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises is an international legally binding instrument on transnational corporations and other business enterprises with respect to human rights.

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September 25, 2019 - September 26, 2019

6th Annual National Conference on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR)

The aim of the Conference is to take stock of access to justice policies, laws and mechanisms and how these were impacting on access to justice for victims of ESCRs violations and abuses. The Conference will discuss the different mechanisms and remedies available to victims and how effective and efficient these are.

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August 14, 2019

Follow Up Engagement with Project Affected Persons (PAPs) of the Proposed Central Processing Facility in Buliisa District

A team from the UCCA Secretariat conducted a follow up engagement upon the request by the Project Affected Persons(PAPs) from the Resettlement Action Plan I for the proposed Central Processing Facility (CPF) situated in Buliisa District.

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July 22, 2019 - July 26, 2019

Wakiso Land Awareness Week

The weeklong engagements included Local Government leaders stakeholder meeting, community sensitization engagements, mobile legal aid clinics on land rights, title verification, radio and Television talk shows, sensitization on the roles of surveyors and display of the register of surveyors. The Land awareness week was intended to interrogate various critical issues around land ownership, interest, rights and acquisition and to increase peoples capacity to advocate for their interests in Land.

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March 18, 2019

The Teso-Karamoja Regional Corporate Accountability Platform (RECAP)

This year, RECAP included discussions on the current legal and regulatory reforms in the mining sector and in-depth discussions on forced and illegal evictions rampant across the country. The discussion focused on unpacking the JamesMuhindo & Ors Vs Attorney General MC No. 127/2016 judgment. Mr. Topoth Charles, one of the applicants shared experiences that instigated the case and the push for eviction guidelines. Through this case, judgment tasked government to develop eviction guidelines within 6 months.

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March 17, 2019 / Karamoja Development Forum

KDF Strategic Litigation Surgery

The KDF litigation surgery focused on discussions around the nature of evidence required to support the cases of land eviction, fraudulent acquisition of titles over communal lands and forceful eviction of artisanal and small scale miners from mining lands.

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March 9, 2019 / Navigators of Development Association

Women and Girls Skills Training

Women and girls (school drop outs) in Kiziranfumbi Sub county Kikuube district have been trained in hand work using locally available materials. Because environment destruction has cleared swamps were women used to get papyrus as materials to weave baskets, NAVODA had to provide for alternative materials that can be used to do weaving and which are environmental friendly.

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March 9, 2019 / Navigators of Development Association

Community Sensitization Meetings On Land Rights, Property And Ownership

NAVODA has conducted community sensitization meetings to empower the community to know their rights in regard to land, property, security and ownership so that they are able to protect and advocate for their rights i.e making binding sales agreement, Succession Act, Land Act. They are now able to even identify the key stakeholders and even explore the avenues available in case their Rights are violated.

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March 9, 2019 / Navigators of Development Association

Community Sensitization On Compensation In Nyairongo-Kyarushesha

The meeting was a result of the community petitioning NAVODA office on the matter that UNRA had poorly managed the compensation and the whole process was not understood by the community. They wanted the exercise re-done since some never received assessment forms, others properties were not valued. This community was further empowered with current compensation rates so as to demand for a fair, timely and prompt compensation.

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March 9, 2019 / Navigators of Development Association

Mediations and Legal Aid

NAVODA manages a toll free call centre that receives land based conflicts in the districts of Hoima and Buliisa. Clients with land matters call in and their cases are recorded. Some clients are given advise on phone as requested and others helped through community based mediations. Other clients are given free Legal Aid services led by a team of Lawyers from Civic Response on Environment and Development (CRED)

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March 9, 2019 / Navigators of Development Association

Women leaders training on Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation

This training was conducted with a selection of community members and leaders to empower them on issues around Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation were they were regarded to be focal persons that would be key in forming a strong women movement.

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