Extractive (Oil and Gas)

Free, Prior and informed Consent for Land rights, Environmental protection and Human Rights Defense

Free, prior and informed consent FPIC can be understood as one of the main achievements of indigenous movements, overcoming the old mentality that considered indigenous peoples as unable to decide their own future. It’s common in international law. The standard is a critical component of the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. …

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Forests guards (Rangers ) are accused of violating and abusing human rights of Indigenous community in and within Budongo Forest 

A resident of Karongo village in Masindi district told Ngetha Media Association for Peace that there are too many concerns regarding the manner in which the Budongo Forest guards/rangers are treating community members in and within the Forest. Community members are being denied access to forest resources. He claimed that for him being a disabled person …

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The real Avatar: A video about Indigenous land rights and Environmental Protection attracted mixed reactions from the community of Ngwedu,in Buliisa district

On August,17, 2019, Ngetha Media Association for Peace in Partnership with our on-ground Environmental Defenders and Land rights activists in Nwgedu,Buliisa district facilitated  the screening of the Film “The Real Avatar” a film that shows an indigenous alien tribe on a different planet who came together in the fight for saving their home in the …

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The communities of Ngwedu in Buliisa district are preparing to wage a lengthy legal battle with French Oil giant Total E&P and the government of Uganda over the rights to their land and property entitlement

On the 23 of January 2019, a group of lawyers led by Ngetha Media Association for Peace and Environmental Defenders Law Center EDLC alongside Ngetha Media Association for Peace team of researchers and activists conversant with the area as well as its key people set off for Ngwedu- Buliisa District in the Albertine region. The delegations …

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Land and Human rights Education, advocacy and Legal Defense in Support of Environment and Rural Activists in Uganda

Uganda is going to witness one of the largest ever conversions of land into oil mining project. Oil and Gas exploratory and drilling activities in the Albertine graben if not carefully scrutinized will not bring prosperity but rather persisting social unrest, severe human rights violations, clear cutting of virgin forest, loss of biodiversity, genetic erosion …

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New civil society-led report highlights attention to the main challenges for the right to food and demonstrates that ‘business as usual’ simply does not work

Following a broad consultation amongst social movements, indigenous peoples, small-scale food producers and NGOs, a new report is shedding light on the main obstacles – often unaddressed – that we face to meet one of our most basic right. Evolving around the use and implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines to Support the Progressive Realization of …

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Is Uganda on the Right Oil and Gas Path?

  Uganda is in a transition from oil and gas exploration to development phase. This presents both challenges and opportunities on nature and people in the Albertine Graben. Major infrastructural developments such as the East African Crude Oil Pipeline, the Central Processing Facilities, the refinery, feeder pipelines, critical oil roads, Hoima International Airport and sector …

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Land grabbing and human rights violations- Emerging issues from Ngetha Media Association and Lake Albert Social Network Radio Talk show.

Ngetha Media  Association for Peace held radio Talk shows to educate the communities in Albertine graben on the challenges and impacts that oil discovery and drilling has and will continue to cause to the surrounding communities and also proposing ways on how they can be mitigated. The talk shows were part of Ngetha Media Association …

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