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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.

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 Laws and protection of Sacread…

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 Section 4 of the National…

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