Land-based Innovations To Sustain Community Development

Our approach integrates a business development model into strategic programme management for effective results in conducting research, mobilising communities, driving advocacy, and implementing projects through action-oriented networks with government and other formal or informal sectors. This is intended to achieve sustainable development through transformative governance practices, equitable alignment of decision-making power, and effective management of land based resources at the micro, meso and macro levels.

We're passionate about helping local communities to think creatively so as to challenge the norms and exploit the potential in their market economy by targeting the emerging locally-based sectors to link with the wider business world. We work with persons of influence in communities to adopt participatory strategies that enable the less-empowered members of society to overcome traditional limitations, explore new production lines, diversify sources of livelihood, add-value to their commodities and establish broader supply chains.

We inspire individuals to embrace fit-for-purpose approaches that will ensure sustainable foot prints in their development path through access to our services which include land mapping and boundary demarcation, capacity building and awareness-raising, advocacy campaigns and influencing, as well as community engagement for innovative land-based programming such as the forming of local groups into communal land associations and the use of various land tools to support efforts towards improved quality of life. This is done with the recognition of the centrality of land in the development process by promoting secure tenure rights, equitable access to land (including other productive resources) and infrastructural development for inclusive and sustainable growth leveraging donations with impact investing opportunities.

In this endeavour, the importance of effective working relations with public, private and third sectors needs to be underscored. Unfortunately, the impact investing industry in Uganda is still characterised by inadequate infrastructure with a small number of investors and investees focused on philanthropic work. However, we see a growing innovations sector that presents many future opportunities for scaling land-based innovations to sustain community development initiatives. The aspiration now is to improve access to capital resources that can enable us to address the most pressing challenges of those communities where we work. We are committed to exploring innovations that connect the CLAs with investors in sectors such as sustainable agriculture, renewable energy, environmental conservation, microfinance services, etc.