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
Commemorating community’s landmark victory in land struggle Chepkitale Ogiek’s first Thanksgiving
Film: Using maps to preserve indigenous knowledge, monitor sustainable use of lands and advocate for resource and tenure rights
This short film explores how the Ogiek community of Mount Elgon,
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