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

The centre has formed community structures that support implementation of projects. For instance, there are women's land rights advocates and groups in the community, paralegals, and male champions for women's land rights. The community structures receive logistical support and capacity building to be able to implement community based land rights activities.

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


Napak LRIC covers five sub counties in Napak district and three sub counties in Moroto District. Sub counties in Napak include Iriiri, Lotome, Ngoleriet, Lokopo and Lopei while those covered in Moroto are Rupa, Katikekile and Nadunget. The centre also handles land issues in the neighbouring Amudat and Nakapiripirit districts.