Mediation support in Private Mailo-land disputes - 2022
The ILGU project has been under implementation since January 2017 with land rights awareness-raising activities, mediation of land disputes, and inventory of land use rights of lawful or bona fide tenants on private Mailo. The main aim of the project was therefore to increase awareness, improve tenancy legality and harmony between Landlords and Tenants through documenting land use rights for small scale farmers, capacity building of the local stakeholders to respond to the land rights pressure and conflict mediation. In furtherance of mentioned activities especially in increasing the harmonious existence between landlords and tenants, tenant and tenant the ILGU project developed structures in every sub county comprising committees that use the Alternative dispute resolution mechanism (ADRM) to resolve land conflicts.
The structures employed in the sub counties have been using the ADRM with the help of project partners’ civil society organisations who further built their capacity in the use of ADRM. In the initial phase the project resolved a number of cases through the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee (ADRC). However, a number of cases still remained unresolved (especially those that seemed complicated). It is against this background that the GIZ’s ILGU project in 2022 sought the services of CECORE as an Alternative Dispute Resolution Counsellor to intervene and continue working closely with the set-up structures (in the districts of Mityana, Gomba, Kasanda and Mubende) to handle some of the pending cases – mainly through capacity building and accompaniment support.