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Welcome to Ogiek Peoples' Development Program (OPDP)

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

OPDP’s work is centred on promoting the recognition and identity of Indigenous peoples’ culture, the participation and inclusion of the communities in all sectors of development, championing for land rights, ensuring environmental protection, and overall sustainable development. OPDP has its headquarters in Nakuru town, Nakuru County and operates nationally. OPDP works with indigenous peoples in Kenya, their organizations and across Africa.


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

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

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.

Strategic Pillars

1. Good corporate governance and institutional capacity
2. Land Rights and Natural resources
3. Human Rights and good governance
4. Environment conservation and climate justice
5. Culture and language
6. Sustainable Development Goals
i. Health ii. Education iii. Renewable Energy
7. Gender and Youth Empowerment


Contact Us

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

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