The Youth and Land Responsiveness Criteria strengthens land governance in Uganda
PRINCIPAL MEMBER: GLTN AND UCOBAC
The Global Land Tool Network (GLTN), in partnership with Uganda Community Based Association for Women and Children’s Welfare (UCOBAC), implemented the Youth and Land Responsiveness Criteria tool (YLRC) in Northern Uganda. The tool evaluates the responsiveness of existing land programmes and policies to the needs of youth in the land sector and identifies bottlenecks they face when accessing land. Additionally, it assesses the involvement and recognition of youth in the land sector.
Further, GLTN and UCOBAC engaged youth in the Secure Access to Resources and Land programme through the Northern Uganda Pader project. The project aims to improve tenure security for smallholder farmers on customary land. Young people who participated in the SALaR programme learned about the existing land governance systems, empowering them to represent the youth in land dispute forums and land governance institutions. At the local level, the youth are more involved in land governance generally.