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 Ogiek elders, opinion leaders, farmers and professionals after long land historical injustices that deprived the Ogiek community of its rights as Kenyan citizen. Its aim is to promote and protect Ogiek culture, land, language, environment, and human rights. It is based in Nakuru town and operates in three main districts inhabited by this community namely: – Nakuru, Mt. Elgon and Narok.
Current Work-Rehabilitating depleted forests by planting indigenous trees and employing scouts to protect existing forests around Nakuru especially in Njoro sub-county.