Land Rights

CLEAR is tackling development in Africa through the themes of Land, Economic Empowerment and rights of Women, regarding them as some of the most important objectives for the Region’s development.

Reduce Poverty Levels

The overarching objective of CLEAR’s programme is to ensure that the voices of poor segement of the population in the country are heard in land reform processes and in poverty reduction strategies.

Influence of Laws and Policies

Influence the formulation and implementation of laws and policies relevant to the disenfranchised segement of the rights in land.

With a warm welcome, dear partners and visitors, allow us to start with a few introductory remarks about the purpose and organisation of these pages through which the Centre for Land, Economy and Rights of Women (CLEAR) intends to inform you on various aspects of the CLEAR’s work. CLEAR is tackling development in Africa through the themes of Land, Economic Empowerment and rights of Women, regarding them as some of the most important objectives for the Region’s development.

CLEAR has taken a lead role with a blueprint advocacy program, namely the Platform for Action on Women’s Land Rights in Eastern Africa (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia and Southern Sudan)

CLEAR's long-term vision is a society where women and men have equal rights of access, control and ownership to land, property, land-based resources and are equitably enjoying their benefits.

CLEAR's mission is to influence the formulation and implementation of policies relevant to women’s access to and control over land, and land-based resources in Eastern Africa.

Operationally, CLEAR's niche is in influencing policy; participatory and action research, advocacy and networking; and capacity building with regard to women's land/property rights.