Hoima Land Rights Information Centre

In response to what some people have described as the likely ¡®oil & gas injustices¡¯ imposed or faced by communities within the oil and gas area in the Albertine Area, Uganda Land Alliance has stepped in to build capacity of Civil Society players within the region on issues regarding land rights in relation to oil and gas activities.

The 20 year old organization set up an independent Land Rights Information Centre in November 2015 [in Hoima] to serve this purpose.
Located within Kijungu-HoimaMunisparity, the LRIC is serving Hoima and Buliisa districts.

The intervention is being implemented under a project entitled: BULIDING THE CAPACITY OF NEWTWORKS OF GRASS ROOT ORGANISATIONS ON LAND, OIL AND GAS IN HOIMA AND BULISA DISTRICTS.

The one year project is funded by our long time development partner, Ford Foundation and will run up to September, 2016.
The overall objective of the project is; an empowered network of grass root organizations with an inclusive common platform and voice participating in negotiation, demand and response to issues arising out of land acquisitions and oil exploration in the districts of Hoima and Buliisa.

In addition, it aims at building the capacity of networks of grassroots organizations on land, oil and gas governance; promoting active citizens¡¯ participation in the sector and increase responsiveness and engagement of community based organizations, civil society organizations, non-governmental organizations and land administration structures.

The other goal is to establish an organized self-coordinating network of grassroots organizations with platform and rotational leadership capable of responding to the demands and issues arising out of land acquisitions and oil exploration in the region.

At the end of the project timeline, it is expected that there will be improved natural resource management for conflict prevention of the people in the two districts.