Satellite-based protection of property, possessions and climate in East Africa




International Rural Development Aid (ILD) 
Catholic Rural People’s Movement in Germany (KLB)

Time: Tuesday, 25. January 2022, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (CET), subsequent deep dive 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Languages: English, German

A particular challenge for land and soil in developing countries is anthropogenic climate change as well as land grabbing by speculators and investors from outside. These are issues that threaten the very existence of the countries and have a particularly strong local impact at village level. Regional and national decision-making levels hardly address these problems and issues.

In Uganda, solution-oriented action is being taken to counteract the problems at all three levels (climate change mitigation, property protection and solution-oriented action at the levels of responsibility) by addressing both climate-smart farming and rights infringements against smallholder families through paralegals (trained legal advisors), awareness-building with the help of high-profile digital mapping and obtaining ownership status. Women-headed households are particularly affected.

Given that individual region-specific partner organisations would also be overwhelmed, ILD/KLB and their southern partners have opted for a nationwide network structure. Partners can thus be put in a position to promote joint interventions up to the national level. The objective is to close the gaps that exist in the implementation of national strategies and framework agreements between village level and both regional and national levels under the respective national regulatory framework (national land law as well as Nationally Determined Contribution, NDC). Systems of land use and ownership are mapped and documented.

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