Since 2001, Saferworld has worked with communities, civil society organisations, the private sector and the government in Uganda to prevent and reduce conflict. We promote peaceful ways of working together on the issues of land and extractives. With a national office in Kampala, and field offices in Gulu and Moroto, we operate in West Nile, Northern, Central and Karamoja regions.
We conduct research on areas of conflict, and we help organisations to become conflict sensitive in their approaches to land and mineral rights. We facilitate dialogue, set up discussions known as ‘talking circles’ and foster joint conflict analysis. Our work helps to redress power imbalances and improve relationships between all groups concerned.
In Uganda we are working on:
Extractive industries – we bring people together to ensure Uganda’s resources sustainably benefit all Ugandans. We promote transparency and accountability in relation to people’s rights.
Land governance - we believe all people deserve to know and understand their rights to land. We help people to participate in finding peaceful solutions to land-related conflict.
Gender, peace and security – traditionally, men and women have very different rights with regards to land and resources. We work to ensure gender norms that can fuel conflict are understood and addressed.