Land, Environment and Development Concerns (LEDEC) is an indigenous registered Organization-CBO started in 2013 by Environmentalists, Human Rights, Land and Development experts in Uganda.

Background Information

Land, Environment and Development Concerns (LEDEC) is an indigenous registered Organization-CBO started in 2013 by Environmentalists, Human Rights, Land and Development experts in Uganda.

 Due to increased land disputes, land grabbing, unsustainable land management, frequency and intensity of drought in same parts of the country  leading to water shortages, crop failure and a reduction in grazing potential. In addition,increased episodes of heavy rainfall, shifting seasonality, flooding, leading to crop loss, soil erosion, land degradation, diseases and infrastructure damage, poverty, ignorance, diseases and high population growth rates have also led to increased pressure on the environment. Uganda  is  facing  serious  environmental  degradation  which  is  eroding  her  natural  resource  base consequently threatening our development process. A combination of all the above uncertainties  has resulted into low adaptive capacity at international, continental, regional, national, district and community levels.  In addition, there is a challenge of slum dwellers who totally lack social amenities like decent shelter, safe water, sanitation, hygienic conditions, employment, food and other basics.

 The women, people with disabilities and the poor have been continuously been denied access to land due to socio-economic factors yet it is the most important factor of production and if genuine development is to be realized for any economy. Increased industrialization, urbanization, population explosion, a lot of air and water pollution, and a lot more, have contributed to climate change, hunger, diseases, poverty and social injustice too have caused the production of greenhouse gas emissions accruing from human activities that are raising global temperatures to unfit state for humans and the ecosystem survival. It’s upon this background that LEDEC was formed to join the struggle in addressing the above short comings which are continuously affecting everything on earth, underneath and above the earth, in lakes, rivers, forests, mountains, animals, birds, and human life.

VISION: A society where there is sustainable development, health, wealth and justice for all.

 MISSION: To create Sustainable Development through; land resources management, environmental protection, shelter, clean water, sanitation and hygiene, advocacy, research, legal support, livelihood, food security, good governance and violence free communities.

CORE OBJECTIVES:

  1. To address climate change, environmental degradation, ecosystems, wetlands and forest destruction, extinction of water bodies, flora and fauna, tourism sites and other natural resources;
  2. To empower communities with skills on land rights and sustainable land resources management;  
  3. To support grassroots with sustainable agricultural practices, alternative economic livelihoods so as to address food insecurity, poverty,  unemployment, diseases and malnutrition;
  4. To mobilize and support communities so as to have decent and affordable shelter, clean and efficient energy using appropriate technology in both urban and rural settings;
  5. To support and provide safe water, improved sanitation and hygiene in communities.
  6. To carry out advocacy and lobbying campaigns on land resources mismanagement, environmental protection/climate change, water, sanitation and hygiene, food insecurity, poverty and social injustices affecting communities;
  7. To act as a Centre of research in accordance with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (1993)and its Kyoto Protocol (2002) and consultancy on land, water, agriculture, environment and development matters affecting communities;
  8. To undertake case management and Legal Support so as to address social injustices against humanity like environment degradation, pollution, water, health, sanitation, gender based violence, land, and property grabbing and other human rights abuses;
  9. To promote Good Governance by executing a coherent governing plan for the nation and community based on the interests and priorities of the people so as to create a just society based on the principles of human essence, such as inclusiveness, liberty, equality and cooperation;
  10. To coordinate humanitarian/emergency support in times of disasters and conflicts;