The Uganda Land Alliance (ULA)
Esther Obaikol (Executive Director)
P.O Box 26990,Block 29, Plot 1521 Mawanda Road,, Kampala
Quality Assurance Mechanism
Regional Area of Work
Districts of Active Projects
Kampala, Pader, Amuru, Katakwi, Apac, Moroto, Mbale, Mukono, Kibaale, Ntungamo, Kapchorwa
Major Sectors of Work
- Agriculture / Rural Livehoods
- Gender / Women in Development
- Human Rights and Governance
- Legal Aid / Advice / Representation
- Peace / Conflict Resolution
- Social Research / Policy Advocacy
Number of Paid Staff
10-20 paid staff
Approximate Yearly Turnover
Between Ush 200 million and Ush 1 billion
Main source of income
Second source of income
Income from services
The Uganda Land Alliance (ULA) is a membership consortium of national, regional and international civil society organizations and individuals, lobbying and advocating for fair land laws and policies that address the land rights of the poor, disadvantaged and vulnerable groups and individuals in Uganda.
Ugandan society where there is equitable access and control over land, and where the poor women, men and children are actively participating to eradicate poverty.
To enhance access, control, and ownership of land by the poor and marginalized women, men, and children through the promotion of fair laws and policies aimed at protecting their land rights.
• Increased land rights awareness among poor women, men, children, and other marginalized groups
• Lobby and advocate for fair land laws and policies to protect and promote the land rights of poor women, men, children and other marginalized groups
• Effective participation of members in the Alliance’s programs, and enhanced collaboration with other organizations and institutions
• Efficiency and effectiveness in the planning and management of the Alliance’s programs
Legal empowerment of the poor
• Women's land rights programme
• Paralegal programme
• Legal education and awareness raising
• Law and policy review
• legal aid services
• Land rights information centers
• Land use and governance
• Communication and documentation
• The land observatory
• Monitoring and evaluation
• The District Land Alliances
• The ULA Family
Scope of operation
ULA operates a multi faceted brand of Land Rights Information Centres (LRIC) in the districts of focus. While it maintains presence in Kapchorwa, Mbale, Kibaale, Apac and Luweero as the previous areas of focus through a paralegal network, it has advanced the Apac Centre to a three-in-one (i.e. a Paralegal Unit, Land Rights Desk and a Technical Support Unit). ULA has further made a stride to the North and North East; Pader, Amuru, Katakwi and Moroto districts respectively.
These centres are a one stop facility for social and legal protection for the poor and vulnerable through; provision of information on land rights, law and policy, legal aid, land rights education, and research and data collection, to inform the ULA lobby and advocacy processes at national, regional and international levels.
On board is a Women’s Land Rights Project for Mukono, Mbale, Pader, Kibaale, Ntungamo and Apac.
Membership to the Alliance is open to national and international non-governmental organizations, community based organizations, and individuals committed to its objectives and mission. Currently the Alliance is comprised of 60 members.
Becoming a member
To become a member of the Alliance, the applicant should simply write to the Secretariat expressing intention of membership. The officer in charge shall then send the applicant an application form to be returned within the specified time before being tabled to the B.O.D for approval. Once approved, the applicant shall be notified and be announced in ULA’s subsequent publications.
• Sharing of information and best experiences between members
• Free access to the secretariat’s one-stop resource centre
• Participation in ULA activities
• Networking with members both local and international
• Guidance from members on planning for strategic directions
• Regular updates on on-going Secretariat engagements/events
• Internship opportunities
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