Mathijs Leeuwen
conflict studies
Governance and politics
14.12.2018

Governance off the ground

Both in northern Uganda and South Sudan people driven away by violence in the past are now returning to their home communities. Some of them, however, find their lands occupied by others and end up in conflict. Why is there so much confusion and contestation about land when violent conflict is over? And what makes land issues so difficult to resolve? This documentary explores land disputes in Yei County in South Sudan and Amuru District in northern Uganda, and the challenges they pose for post-conflict governance.

'Governance off the ground' is a film by Mathijs van Leeuwen, Doreen Nancy Kobusingye, and Peter Hakim Justin, of the African Studies Centre, Leiden University, in collaboration with YOGIEMONK Televisie Producties. It was produced as part of the 'Grounding Land Governance' programme, a research programme financed by WOTRO - Science for Global Development - NWO. This film can be freely shown to larger audiences, as long as its contents is not altered and credits are given to the makers. We would appreciate your comments, as well as notifications on public showing!

Mathijs Leeuwen
conflict studies
Governance and politics
14.12.2018
Join our network

Login or register for free to get all access to our network publications. Members can also connect and discuss with other members. Participate in our network.