Promoting conflict-sensitive development in Northern Uganda
Since the end of the conflict between the Ugandan government and the Lord’s Resistance Army in 2006, progress has been made in rebuilding the devastated north. However, many communities in Northern Uganda remain in a state of latent conflict, burdened by inadequately addressed war legacies and deep-seated grievances against government institutions. This makes them vulnerable to a relapse into violence if significant triggers occur. In this context Saferworld has been working as part of a consortium to promote conflict-sensitive development and land governance – putting these issues on the national agenda.
This project profile examines Saferworld’s work on conflict-sensitive development and land governance in three areas: influencing the development and implementation of the Peace, Recovery and Development Plan for Northern Uganda (PRDP); promoting conflict-sensitive approaches to land governance processes in northern Uganda; and providing technical support on conflict sensitivity to Ugandan government institutions, civil society and donors.
“The ability of local government officials and civil society organisations to be conflict sensitive is an important step towards mitigating the current conflicts and preventing relapse into violent conflict in Uganda.”Saferworld