LEMU is currently governed by a seven-member Board of Directors and an Annual General Assembly (AGM) as required by law. These bodies carryout decision-making and oversight functions into the affairs of LEMU. While the Board of Directors and the AGM play a role in contributing to the strategic direction of LEMU, there is need for an additional body of land experts that can advise on critical and strategic issues concerning key intervention areas for LEMU. The Advisory Board will therefore be constituted of about twenty land and development experts from Uganda, Africa and other parts of the world.
Objectives and Goals
It is intended that the Advisory Board will (re) position LEMU as a national/global (South-South and North-South) platform for critical engagement on the theme of land and development in the 21st century. Specifically, it is envisioned that the advisory board will achieve the following goals;
- To help position LEMU as a platform for collective debate and engagement with emerging issues on the land question in Uganda, Africa and beyond.
- To help in steering LEMU as a platform that works to enable society re-establish its collective power/action to demand for
practices of land use that promote equity and sustainable land development.
- To maintain LEMU as a transparent platform on customary land tenure, providing constructive critique on various
reforms and practices around customary land tenure.
- To support the effort of the Board of Directors and LEMU staff by providing strategic guidance and advice as needed.
- To improve the visibility of LEMU’s work and support fundraising initiatives where necessary.
- To contribute towards the development of the new strategic plan for LEMU (2023 – 2027).