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.
OPDP is based in Nakuru town and operates in six main counties inhabited by this community namely: – Nakuru, Narok, Nandi, Kericho, Baringo and Uasin Gishu.
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.