• Uganda takes the lead in recognition of customary law

        African Institute for Culture and Ecology (AFRICE) is a Non-Governmental Organisation and a founding member of the African Earth Jurisprudence Collective. AFRICE has recently become a partner of the ABN. Over the past five years, AFRICE has been working closely with The Gaia Foundation and Advocates for Natural Resources and Development (ANARDE) on […]

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  • Decolonising stories- New animations illuminate revival of Indigenous African communities and culture

    We are delighted to announce the release of three new animations produced by Gaia and other founding members of the African Earth Jurisprudence Collective- SALT in Kenya, AFRICE in Uganda, and EarthLore in Zimbabwe and South Africa – and animator Tim Hawkins. The animations explore the revival of land, water, seed and Earth-centred cultures by Indigenous […]

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  • AFRICE supports Lake Edward Banyabutumbi community to preserve Culture.

    This video was captured by a journalist and relayed on Uganda Broadcasting corporation. It highlights the journey walked by the Lake Edward (Banyabutumbi) indigenous farmers to revive their food systems through Agro ecology. AFRICE has been supporting the Banyabutumbi among other indigenous communities in Uganda to conserve food and biodiversity through indigenous knowledge practices.

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  • Helping Uganda’s fight against climate change using ancient farming techniques

    The impact of climate change is being felt across Africa. Much of the local knowledge which helped maintain the ecosystem was eroded by the colonial era. But one community in Uganda is bringing back ancient environmental practices to fight back against the damage that’s been done to where they live.   Source:https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-africa-57643385

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  • Customary Governance and Earth Jurisprudence

    A presentation to the 1st Parliamentary Council (Attorney General) of Uganda By DENNIS TABARO OF African Institute for Culture and Ecology (AFRICE) At the Workshop on  the (Bagungu Customary Laws) Ordinance, 2020 15th-16th April 2021 At Garuga Beach Resort Hotel, Kampala, Uganda. The purpose of the workshop was to present the “Buliisa District) Bagungu  Customary […]

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  • UGANDA RECOGNISES RIGHTS OF NATURE, CUSTOMARY LAWS, SACRED NATURAL SITES

    With our Ugandan partners ANARDE and Africe, we are delighted to share new developments in our work to protect Nature, revive culture and pursue the decolonisation of law alongside the Bagungu People of western Uganda. 29/03/2021 In 2019, Uganda became the first nation in Africa to recognise the rights of Nature in national legislation under […]

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  • Indigenous Cultural systems for Biodiversity protection and food security;A case for Sacred Natural Sites and Indigenous seeds

    Indigenous peoples and local communities are affected by climate change because they directly rely on their immediate environment to meet basic livelihood needs. Safeguarding and restoring ecosystem resilience, and the integrity of sacred natural sites, is critical to ensuring their food and health sovereignty and overall well- being.. It is important to revive, enhance and […]

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  • Gaarú: The growing African Movement for Earth Jurisprudence

    Gaarú is a film about the inspirational people reweaving the connections between culture and Nature across Africa. The film follows African grassroots leaders who are working to protect and restore Africa’s lands, waters, forests, and the ecological knowledge of her peoples. Hailing from across the continent, these leaders are undergoing a transformational, UN-recognised training process, […]

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  • AFRICE work on indigenous food systems

    The women showcase interventions in promoting indigenous seed and food systems to avert food insecurity especially during adverse climate change effects. AFRICE with support from Newfield Foundation has been facilitating these interventions with the indigenous women small holder farmers of Buliisa Tulime hamu mbibo zikade in Buliisa district and the Banyabutumbi small holder farmers in […]

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  • AFRICE supports Banyabutumbi small holder farmers to promote indigenous Farming systems

    This project has been implemented with support from Newfield Foundation to promote indigenous seeds and food systems in Bwambara sub county Rukungiri district and Buliisa women farmers.This support was handy especially in averting covid-19 effects

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