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Ogiek Peoples’ Development Program (OPDP) began as a movement in 1999 constituting of Ogiek elders, opinion leaders, farmers and professionals who consolidated ideas on how o emancipate the Ogiek Community from  oppression and suppression  imposed by past and present regimes.

It later transitioned into a non-profit organization to be registered in 2001 with Non-Governmental Organizations Co-ordination Board

Ogiek Peoples’ Development Program (OPDP) is a non- profit organization registered in 2001 with theNon-Governmental Organizations Co-ordination Board, responsible with enlisting and regulating non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Kenya.

We focus on land and natural resources rights, good governance and institutional capacity, community identity and participation as well as gender and youth empowerment

Currently, our head office is in Nakuru town, Nakuru County but our presence is felt beyond the county. We work in six other counties namely Narok, Baringo, Uasin Gishu, Nandi, Kericho and Bungoma

We strive towards liberating and changing lives of not only the Ogiek community but also the indigenous ethnic minorities and marginalized communities in Kenya.

We collaborate with local and international development partners and other civil society organization to achieve this goal and mission.
Our activities are anchored on provisions of the international and conventions and treaties.Equally, we abide by the Constitution of Kenya and other existing laws and policies that govern our work.

Equally, we adhere to the regulations put in place by the Non-Governmental Organizations Co-ordination Act and meet all the requirements set by Non-Governmental Organizations Co-ordination Board.

Mission and Vision

Mission: OPDP exists to promote and advocate for the participation, self-determination and human rights of the members of the Ogiek community for sustainable development in Kenya.

Vision: An empowered Ogiek community in a Kenyan society that embraces equality and diversity.

Overall Goal:To improve and enhance the attainment of  inclusive and of equal opportunity in the economic, social, cultural, and political conditions of the Ogiek community and active participation in the building and sustaining a vibrant Kenyan nation.

 

ADDRESS 
P.O.Box:424-20115, Egerton, Kenya
PHONE 
+254-51-2213803
EMAIL 
opdp@ogiekpeoples.org

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