OPDP is a Kenyan human rights organisation dedicated to promoting, protecting and defending Indigenous Peoples’ rights.

Ogiek Peoples’ Development Program (OPDP) is a Kenya based Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) founded in 1999 and registered in 2001. It was formed by Ogiek elders, opinion leaders and professionals after long
land historical injustices that deprived the Ogiek community off their rights as Kenyan citizens.


An empowered indigenous community that embraces equality and diversity.


OPDP exists to promote and advocate for the participation, self-determination and human rights of the members of the Ogiek community and Indigenous Peoples for sustainable development.

Core Values

The context of bringing social change in addressing the human rights of the Indigenous Peoplesshall be on the following core values: Quality, Integrity, Inclusivity, Respect, 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 indigenous communities

Indigenous Peoples Human Rights Defenders at risk

Ogiek Peoples’ Development Program (OPDP) is a Kenyan based Non-Governmental

Organization (NGO) founded in 1999 and registered by the Kenyan Government in 2001. It was formed by the typical Ogiek elders, opinion leaders, and professionals after long historical injustices that deprived Ogiek community of their rights as Kenyan citizens.

OPDP work is centered on promoting the recognition and identity of Ogiek culture, participation and inclusion of community in all sectors of development, championing for land rights, ensuring environmental protection, and overall sustainable development.


We focus on defending Indigenous Peoples’ land rights, promoting inclusion in climate action and participation in local and international decision-making processes.

Community Identity & Participation

OPDP focuses on enhancing community-driven development approaches that are well suited to the holistic perspectives of Ogiek community....

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Gender and Youth Empowerment

OPDP strives to strengthen the role of Ogiek women and youth as custodians of culture, language and beliefs of the Ogiek community....

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Good Governance And Institutional Capacity

OPDP aims at safeguarding community and stakeholders' satisfaction with its programmes and services...

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Land And Natural Resources Rights

OPDP seeks to ensure access to justice as fundamental human right issues as enshrined in the constitution and other international and regional human right instruments.

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Contact Us

Nyamakoroto House, 2 nd Floor, Room 210. 211 Biashara Street, Nakuru. Box 424-20115 Egerton, Kenya

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