Identification of Good Practises in Land Conflict Resolution in Acholi

01 Nov 2011

Report Summary

In a farming region affected by two decades of conflict, land, a crucial element for the livelihood of the Acholi, has become simultaneously a major stake and a source of conflict.

At the height of the civil war that pitted the Lord’s Resistance Army against the Government of Uganda, approximately 1.8 million people were displaced in camps Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) started to leave camps in 2008. Most of these people returned home after the peace agreement in 2006, and started to clear the land for farming and other activities.This led to demarcation of old boundaries and a source of new land related conflict/disputes.

This publication aims to among other things highlight the most successful practices in land conflict resolution and analysing the current systems of tenure, this report proposes policy recommendations to overcome a considerable constraint to development in the region.

It states that future programming for the development of northern Uganda should not rely on the assumption that peace is a constant factor. In this regard, the prevention of the conflict, such as the land one, becomes of utmost importance.

Report Highlights

  • What the land situation in Acholi region was and is now.
  • Mechanisms for handling land disputes.
Identification of Good Practises in Land Conflict Resolution in Acholi