Ogiek Peoples Development Program (OPDP)

 

Country

Kenya

Organization

Ogiek Peoples Development Program (OPDP)

OPDP was founded in 1999 with an aim of protecting the culture and constitutional rights of Kenya's indigenous Ogiek people. It promotes cultural identity, health, education, care for the environment, land rights and other human rights.

Project

Supporting Indigenous Peoples' Natural Resource Rights

Purpose: To support the Ogiek indigenous community to gain control over the natural resources that local people depend upon for their livelihoods by creating a "bio-cultural" community protocol and raising awareness about the human impact of forest conservation.

Project Grant Amount $35,000
Total Grants Received $61,900
Years Supported 2
Theme Natural Resource Rights and Economic Justice
Population Served Men, Indigenous peoples, Women, Ethnic minorities, Farmers and fisherfolk