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The Ogiek Peoples’ Development Program (OPDP) was founded in 1999, and registered as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in 2001 by the Kenyan government. It was formed by typical Ogiek elders, opinion leaders, farmers and professionals after long land historical injustices that deprived Ogiek community of its rights as Kenyan citizen.
 

OGIEKS BIO-CULTURAL PROTOCOL PROMOTING SUSTAINABLE USE OF MAU NATURAL RESOURCES

Some members of Ogiek community preparing smoke to make bees docile before harvesting honey

Ogiek Peoples’ Development Program (OPDP) has established a Bio-cultural Community Protocol (BCP) for the Ogiek Community living in the Mau Forest Complex which provides a systematic framework for engagement of the community in natural resource management.

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 OGIEK PRESENT HISTORICAL LAND INJUSTICES TO KNCHR

December 14, 2016, Ogiek Peoples Development Program (OPDP) and Ogiek Council of Elders visited the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) at their Nairobi offices to present the historical land injustices Ogiek community has experienced in Mau Forest Complex.

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WHAT ABOUT LAND POLICIES AND INDIGENOUS PEOPLE IN AFRICA

Indigenous Peoples conference on Land Policy Framework in Africa hosted by OPDP in Nairobi on 13-14 August, 2014.