• +256778338128
  • director@africeug.org
  • Lungujja, Rubaga kampala Uganda

REALISATION OF RIGHTS OF NATURE THROUGH INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE

Various scholars have described and explained what indigenous knowledge is. What seems to be agreed as a conventional definition, which I also subscribe to, is that indigenous knowledge is that collection of information, ideas, skills, technology or and a body of knowledge acquired through intergeneration learning of a people over long period of time. We often talk about indigenous knowledge […]

Strengthening custodianship of Bagungu Sacred Natural Sites and Ancestral lands along Lake Albert

PROJECT TIMEFRAME:  6 Months REPORT SUBMITTED:    May 5th 2022 Custodians and elders of Bagungu sacred Natural Sites attending a 5-day retreat at Albert Nile Hotel in Buliisa district western Uganda The Background: African Institute for Culture and Ecology (AFRICE) has been facilitating continuous dialogues for the Bagungu community since 2017, to rebuild traditional structures to ensure stable and continuous traditional […]

AFRICE, Bunyoro to partner in protecting sacred natural sites, indigenous foods

Bunyoro’s sacred natural sites and indigenous food systems that are at the verge of extinction due to industrialisation, encroachment and modernity could be saved following a mooted partnership between Bunyoro-Kitara Kingdom and African Institute for Culture and Ecology (AFRICE), a conservation organisation. This comes at a time the current generation has no or less value for culture which is causing […]

African Biodiversity Network discusses preservation of sacred natural sites

Tamale, Aug11-A sensitisation workshop on the African Commission Resolution 372 has been held to among others promote the recognition and protection of sacred sites on the African continent. The three-day workshop, which ended in Tamale, was organised by the Regional Advisory Information and Network Systems (RAINS), a non-governmental organisation, in partnership with the African Biodiversity Network, and participants included stakeholders […]

UN Assembly recognizes African Institute for Culture and Ecology for rights of nature efforts

The inclusion of the rights of nature under section 4 of the National Environment Act (2019) underscores that citizens’ rights to a healthy environment cannot be realized unless the health of Mother Nature herself is protected. Harmony with Nature, a Report of the Secretary-General of United Nations General Assembly, has singled out Uganda as the first nation in Africa to […]

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 the revival of customary laws […]

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 and traditional communities in Uganda, […]

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.