Uganda Landcare Network (ULN) is an association of individuals and institutions committed to the principles, philosophy and practice of Landcare in Uganda. ULN is registered as a trustee to champion Landcare activities nationwide. It is built on the global successes of Landcare including Australia where it was launched close to 30 years ago and has been adopted worldwide by communities and land managers dedicated to sustainable land management.
The governance structure of ULN includes a Board of Trustees composed of founder members; a lean Secretariat to manage the day to day business; and member organizations involved in the implementation of landcare activities.
Land resources sustainably managed to improve the quality of life.
To provide a national platform for knowledge generation and sharing, capacity building and resource mobilization for sustainable land resource management.
Goals and Objectives
Improved knowledge management for natural resource management outcomes among communities, policy makers, technocrats and partners.
Capacity built for ULN members, Government officials, implementing partners and community leaders to improve their abilities to initiate, implement and supervise natural resource management/ Landcare projects in the communities. This will include capacity to develop and utilize modules and approaches for sustainable land use and management.
Institutional mechanisms developed for Landcare in Uganda through supporting the establishment of landcare platforms as well as institutionalizing Management Information System (MIS) for landcare activities and maintenance of SLM data base for experts/practioners.
Allies, development/conservation partners identified and linked directly to communities to start Natural Resource Management projects, focusing on the following themes:
- Improving land use and land management
- Landcare initiatives for special interest groups – schools (junior landcare), PWDs,
- Evergreen agriculture
- Tree planting
- Climate change mitigation and adaptation
- Solid waste management
- Environmental parks in urban areas: healthy parks healthy people
- Community engagement
Catalyse dialogue on Trans-border natural resource management issues
Enterprise value chain developed and supported through landcare approach.