Publications

  • GRA Annual Report 2020

    We are excited to share with you our 2020 Annual Report. 2020 was an unprecedented year for GRA, as it was for the global community, with the COVID-19 pandemic creating a humanitarian crisis with far-reaching impacts on Uganda’s economy and society. The pandemic has disproportionately affected people especially women and the youth. While not without its challenges, 2020 was also a year that brought many milestones in which we consolidated development gains while laying the foundation for a continued journey of hope. This report is a record of how me managed to sail through the pandemic while remaining steadfast to our mission of making natural resources benefit the people. Enjoy the read

  • Report on the Citizens' Convention on Mining 2020

    This report is an account of the Citizens' Convention on Mining 2020. The event which was jointly organised by Global Rights Alert (GRA), Advocates Coalition on Development an Environment (ACODE), Transparency International Uganda (TIU), Action Aid Uganda, Uganda Association of Artisanal and Small Scale Miners (UGAASM) in collaboration with the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development (MEMD). Running under the theme “Sustainable Development of Mineral Wealth in East Africa” conversations at the event focused on citizens’ visions of what a sustainable mineral sector entails, how the National Development Plan III has prioritized mineral development, the current challenges around the sector including social and environmental performance and what can be done by all stakeholders to ensure transparent, equitable and optimal exploitation of mineral resources for sustainable growth as envisioned by the Africa Mining Vision.

  • The Human Rights Impact Assessment Report for the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP)

    The East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) is a proposed 1,445-kilometer pipeline that will transport oil from Kabaale, Hoima, Uganda to the Chongoleani peninsula near Tanga port in Tanzania. This Human Rights Impact Assessment report highlights the social, environmental, cultural, and human rights risks of the EACOP for communities located along the proposed pipeline corridor. Co-researched and produced by Global Rights Alert (GRA), Civic Response on Environment and Development (CRED), Northern Coalition for Extractives and Environment (NCEE), and Oxfam, it identifies and documents the actual and potential human rights implications of this major infrastructure project and makes recommendations to the governments and the companies to mitigate the adverse impacts and to increase the positive impacts of this project and advocate for inclusiveness, transparency, and accountability. 

  • My proud moment: GRA Community Based Monitors story book

    This book showcases some of the best reflections as illustrated by the Global Rights Alert Community Based Monitors (CBMs). GRA works with a system of Community Based Monitors in the districts of Hoima, Kikuube, Buliisa, Kakumiro, Mubende, Kassanda, Kyotera, Rakai, Lwengo, Ssembabule and Gomba. CBMs document issues that come from their communities and use the same as a basis for advocating for the interests of their communities. In their community work, CBMs witness and be part of many success stories. Its these moments that are captured in this book titled "My Proud Moment."

  • Uganda EITI Workplan 2020 - 2022

    Uganda has finalised the candidature application process to join the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI). This brings it a step closer to becoming and EITI implementing Country. Download a copy of the Uganda EITI workplan and have an idea on how Uganda plans to implement this initiative which aims at improving the governance of Extractive Industries.

  • Report on the Citizens' Convention on Mining 2019

    On the 19th and 20th September 2019, GRA held a Citizens' Convention on Mining. This was in partnership with Advocates Coalition on Development and Environment (ACODE), Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development (MEMD) and Action Aid Uganda. This report contains an account of the proceedings of the convention which run under the theme, "Amplifying Citizens’ Voices, Harnessing Mineral Wealth Opportunities for Uganda."

  • GRA Annual Report 2019

    The year 2019 was a remarkable one for Global Rights Alert. As an organization, We registered great strides in our work in extractives while at the same time, built on the internal capacity of the institution. Download a copy of our 2019 report and enjoy the read.

  • The Draft Mining and Mineral Bill, 2019

    The Government of Uganda through the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development drafted the Mining and Mineral Bill, 2019. The Bill seeks to consolidate and reform the Law relating to Mineral resources to give effect to article 244 of the constitution. It also seeks to repeal the outdated Mining Act, 2003 and provide for administrative and institutional reforms for better governance and management of the Mining sector.

  • A simple guide to the Land acquisition bill 2018

    Global Rights Alert has developed a simple Guide to the Land Acquisition Bill, 2018. This guide is to provide an opportunity for citizens to understand the Bill and make informed input on whether Uganda actually needs such a law or not, and what kind of safe guards are necessary to protect the rights of Ugandans while at the same time allowing government to undertake strategic investments on land.

  • The Plight of Women in Gold Mining: A Case of Mubende and Buhweju Districts

    Structural barriers continue to restrict women from participating in making decisions that affect thier lives. As such, GRA conducted a rapid assessement to ascertain the working conditions of women in gold mining, a case of Mubende and Buhweju Districts. This fact sheet presents key finding from the assessement.

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