Uganda’s extractives sector is rapidly transforming from small-scale and artisanal mining to a large-scale industry. This shift has created a number of challenges, including inadequate protection for miners , Environment and their communities.
Communities have limited access to information and knowledge about mining laws and policies. This prevents them from fully participating in decision-making about mining activities that can detrimentally affect their lives. Land-grabbing, insufficient regulations, clashes between different communities, and disputes between communities and companies cause grievances and conflict – with dire consequences.
The program therefore focuses on lobby and advocacy to demand for the protection of environmental rights defenders, and conservation of natural resources