Why we exist
The Ogiek Indigenous people of Mt.Elgon have faced evictions from their historical land, which they have conserved and protected since time immemorial. We intervene by ensuring land tenure rights as well as people’s rights are protected. We are partnering with other organizations in order to achieve our objectives.
Indigenous peoples have rights
Areas of focus
Chepkitale Indigenous People Development Project (CIPDP) was founded in 2000 and registered on April 17th, 2003 as an NGO with a mission to enhance the protection and promotion of human rights through programs and partnerships that meet our objectives.
Towards united conservation
Indigenous communities from East Africa share experiences and develop a shared vision for conservation in the region.
Latest from our blog
Peter Kitelo and Others v County Government of Bungoma and Another ELC Bungoma Civil Case No. 10 of 2020 (formerly ELC 109 of 2008)
The Mt. Elgon Ogiek community filed this case in the Environment
CIPDP intends to carry out a baseline survey to establish the
We have directly impacted lives and livelihoods of more than 700 community members
We champion conservation
Together with the community of Chepkitale, we have overseen the development of Community bylaws which guide conservation in Mt.Elgon