This program aims to secure the natural assets of local and vulnerable communities by supporting and promoting due process rights. The increasing discoveries of minerals, oil and gas portend great challenges for human rights, social justice, and sustainable development in Uganda. Violations of fundamental human rights, denial of access to environmental investments, failure to ensure equitable benefit sharing, denial of access to information, denial of opportunities for participation in decision making, and denial of justice in environment-related matters become commonplace are some of the challenges that local communities, particularly the poor and marginalized, such as women, children, youth, the elderly, and minority ethnic groups, endure at the local and national levels.
This program will strive to ensure the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of social status, gender, culture, religion, race, age or national origin in the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. The Environmental Democracy and Justice program aims to secure the natural assets of local and vulnerable communities by supporting and promoting due process rights.