Napak Land Rights Information Centre

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The centre was\r\nestablished in 2009 to run a pilot project that addressed security of tenure\r\nover customary land through community mapping. Community mapping was thought of\r\nas an appropriate way to ensure security of tenure considering the dynamics in\r\nland ownership and access and the need to advocate for the integration of women\r\nin the ownership and management of land through joint certification.  It would be a remedy for disputes related to\r\nland, advocate for land use planning for\r\npastoralist development and ensure sustainable management of natural\r\nresources thereon. To date, the mapping exercise carried out with the support\r\nof the Ministry responsible for lands has resulted into 135 parcels of land being\r\nmapped under the pilot project in Nabwal parish.

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The centre has formed community structures that support\r\nimplementation of projects. For instance, there are women's land rights\r\nadvocates and groups in the community, paralegals, and male champions for\r\nwomen's land rights. The community structures receive logistical support and\r\ncapacity building to be able to implement community based land rights\r\nactivities.

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Napak LRIC office is located along Moroto Road, 500m away from\r\nIriiri trading centre, in Karamoja region of north Eastern Uganda.

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Coverage

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Napak LRIC covers five sub counties in Napak district and three\r\nsub counties in Moroto District. Sub counties in Napak include Iriiri, Lotome,\r\nNgoleriet, Lokopo and Lopei while those covered in Moroto are Rupa, Katikekile\r\nand Nadunget. 

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