Who We Are
Land rights fulfillment in Uganda
To re-position parliamentary roles for fulfillment of equitable land rights in Uganda
A Prosperous Ugandan society with secure tenure rights to land
To increase and sustain Parliamentary participation in advocacy, service delivery and material support related to land rights fulfillment in Uganda
SO 1: To strengthen oversight of land governance and dispute resolution planning, decision making and implementation of relevant interventions in Uganda.
SO 2: To ensure the enactment of inclusive, resilient and gender sensitive land laws and policies in partnership with various stakeholders.
SO 3: To provide an interface for dialogue on land rights, laws& policies and a channel through which different stakeholders can have their land tenure views voiced to parliament and in different fora, nationally/internationally.
SO 4: To support gender inclusive and sensitive budgetary allocations and appropriation to land governance and land dispute resolution mechanisms in the country.
Oversight on land tenure issues
Under the oversight dimension, the Forum will prioritize the following;
- Benchmarking on best land tenure security options and ensure some of the practices are replicated in the Ugandan context.
- Interfacing regularly with government institutions for updates on performance of land governance and Dispute resolution mechanisms for accountability purposes.
- Monitoring of ongoing land tenure and settlement response projects implemented by government agencies.
- Tracking progress on fulfillment of Uganda’s land-related global commitments including SDGs, VGGTs, RAI, etc. and reporting by government agencies to the respective bodies such as; Ministry of Lands and others.
Legislation on Land Management in Uganda
- Engaging with relevant stakeholders including the constituents, government institutions, the private sector, CSOs, academia and development partners for updates on emerging land laws and rights trends to inform Uganda’s land use related legislations for consensus.
- Participating actively during deliberations to enact laws, policies or guidelines that support general sustainability of tenure rights to land while ensuring that such regulatory frameworks are sensitive to the historical, current and future land questions in Uganda.
- Holding public exhibitions/demonstrations/media campaigns at parliament and constituencies to show case land– legislative initiatives to raise awareness among MPs, parliament fraternity and the general public.
Representation and constituency outreaches
- Promoting land related discourse and dialogue among constituents as a mechanism to solicit issues to input into ongoing land regulatory framework reviews.
- Conducting political and public awareness on the costs and benefits of decisions impacting land use options.
- Documenting, publishing and disseminating relevant land governance response strategies among the different stakeholders including the grassroots
- Show casing best practices for land rights protection for uptake by relevant stakeholders in constituencies
- Developing and coordinating partnerships and cooperative efforts for resource mobilization to address land issues.
Budgetary appropriation for climate change
- Analyzing government budgets and ministerial policy statements as a basis for allocating adequate budgetary support for land law, policy and rights response activities.
- Supporting budgetary allocation to government agencies implementing land rights fulfillment undertakings.
UPLMF (Uganda Parliamentarians Land Management Forum) Structures
The structures of the Forum is the Membership of currently serving MPs of the 11th Parliament of Uganda, with an executive of at least 5 Members of Parliament.
The Speaker of Parliament is the Patron of the Forum. There is also a Coordinator and accountant and administrator to organize the secretariat and run the day today business of the forum.
Among others, UPLMF works with the following partners in realizing its mandate;
- Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development. mlhud.go.ug
- National Land Information Centre. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Uganda Land Commission. Email: email@example.com
- National Investment Authority.
- International Partners
- NGOs (LANDnet Uganda, Land and Equity Movement in Uganda, Uganda Land Alliance, PELUM Uganda, OXFAM Uganda, FIDA Uganda, Ecological Christian Organization, LANDnet Uganda)
- LAND net East Africa
- The Uganda Land Owners Association.
- Property agents
- District Land Offices
- Cultural institutions (Buganda Land Board)
- Uganda Local Government Association.