FOLLOW-UP AND EVALUATION SESSION ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE PSYCHO-HUMAN AND LAND CERTIFICATION TRAINING THAT TOOK PLACE IN AUGUST 2021

Follow-up and evaluation session on the implementation of the recommendations of the psycho-human and legal land certification training that was given in August for the indigenous people of KIRIMBA and MIHIGO local areas in Busiga commune. The aim of this training was to accompany them in their development efforts by getting them together in effective groups.

The main reason for this session was to monitor and evaluate the implementation of previously made commitments and recycle points deemed incomprehensible.

It was also to support their development initiatives in general and their efforts in certifying their land in particular. The APDH visiting team, which was accompanied by the Legal Representative, said it was satisfied with the progress and positive effects of the organization’s intervention on the lives and communities in which they live.

Amongst the development initiatives, they have made a common exploitation of their crop fields to have access to needed inputs and seeds.

The team visited the maize crops that are grown on a common farm by this group. They say they will share the harvest and hope to continue this good practice in the agro-pastoral field.

Present at this session, which took place on the two local areas respectively, were the chiefs of the latter. This local administrative authority and the APDH team took the opportunity to give them advice on the key elements of the training and the socio-economic aspects of everyday life. The authority also recognizes that there has been a huge change in mentality within these indigenous communities, who now understand their share of responsibility for development and social cohesion.