Uttaran, which means ‘transition’, in Bangla language, is a people centred organisation using a rights based approach to alleviate poverty, diversify livelihood opportunities and empower poor communities throughout the southwest region and gradually expanding to other parts of Bangladesh. The core focus of Uttaran programs are human rights, land rights and agrarian reform, community based river basin management, sustainable water management, adaptation to climate change, ecological agriculture and food security.
Our vision & mission
MISSION: To contribute to improved livelihoods through offering a bridge between communities, stakeholders and policy makers in the promotion of equitable access and sustainable management of land and natural resources.
VISION: To become a centre of excellence in promoting the application of appropriate land policies, laws and management practices by empowering society through innovative and knowledge based advocacy and capacity building in Kenya and the region.
LDGI values of Integrity, Trust and Professionalism influence the way we work every day and everywhere.
Land: Enhancing Governance for Economic Development (LEGEND) is a new DFID global programme designed to mobilise knowledge and capacity for design and delivery of new country programmes, improve land governance as an essential and inclusive basis for economic development, and strengthen land and property rights at scale.
The Illegal Land Use Research Project
People around the world use land without any right or title to the land. This illegal land use may take different shapes. Persons without any access to land occupy and cultivate or build on land belonging to other people. Land owners move the boundaries of their land and extend their houses or gardens onto their neighbour’s land.