Working towards these commitments
Secure Tenure Rights
Secure territorial rights for Indigenous Peoples
Transparent and accessible information
CIPDP is a non-governmental organization registered by the Chepkita Ogiek in 2003. Its aim is to ensure the realization of Chepkita people's rights.
The main objective is recognizing the rights of marginalized communities. CIPDP's work has focused on the following processes in recent years:
(i) Mt. Elgon Provincial Resolution on the transfer of community ownership to the community,
(ii) the drafting of community legislation on Ogiek and the training of community parties for their implementation,
(iii) cooperation with the National Land Commission (NLC).
CIPDP is networked at both national and international levels. It coordinates the Kenyan Forest Indigenous Peoples Network (FIPN) and cooperates with the Sengwer Indigenous Peoples Program (SIPP), the Katiba Institute and the Ogiek Peoples Development Project. It works closely with the British Forest Peoples Program (FPP) and is a member of the International Land Coalition (ILC) and ICCA Consortium.