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.


The Ogiek peoples development program (OPDP) participated in the Global dialogue workshop on pollination and pollinators associated with food production courtesy of The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) with support from Indigenous and Local Knowledge (ILK) task force, UNESCO.


Indigenous People of Africa Regional Strategy Meeting

Indigenous Peoples (IPs) of Africa Regional Strategy meeting which took place on 16th to 17th March, 2016 gathered representatives of indigenous organizations in Africa to address key issues relating to IPs participation in land policy advocacy and reform processes at national and regional level. The meeting also sought to elaborate a plan to strengthen engagement and joint collaboration among IPs, the African Commission (ACPHR)[1], the African Union through its Land Policy Initiative and governments across the region. The meeting was convened by Ogiek Peoples' Development Program (OPDP)with the support of Indigenous Peoples’ Thematic Group of the ILC Africa Platform.

Seminar for Advancement of the Minority Rights

OPDP applauds the Chair of the Working Group on Indigenous Populations in Africa for the working group's laudable efforts to support states

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Indigenous Peoples conference on Land Policy Framework in Africa

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

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