Ogiek peoples development program opdp, nyamakoroto house, 2nd floor, room 210, biashara street, p. The mission of the ogiek peoples development program opdp is to promote and protect the cultural, socioeconomic, political, environmental and collective. The ogiek people s development program is an ngo, working to fight for the rights of the ogiek a minority hunter. Ogiek peoples ancestral territories atlas integrated approaches to.
Changing concepts of nature and conservation regarding eastern mau forest. Ogiek peoples development program opdpis dedicatet to the preservation of the ogiek culture, the protection of nature and the improvement of socioeconomic opportunities by way of building the synergies of the ogiek youth and women through education. Development programme, while others through international organizations. Many ogiek speakers have shifted to the languages of surrounding peoples. Support to the ogiek peoples shall ensure implementation of. Ogiek peoples development program opdp 9 years 4 months. Finnish government needs to take note of the eus decision on 16th january 2018, the eu suspended the water forest conservation. Nakuru, kenyamaintain and coordinate the implementation of accounting and accounting control procedures. Ogiek people are more aware of the valuable resources that exist within the community.
The ogiek peoples development program is an ngo, working to fight for the rights of the ogiek a minority hunter. The mau ogiek people are referred to by other ethnic groups. The ogiek allege violation of their rights to life, property, natural resources, development, religion and culture by the kenyan government under the african charter on human and peoples rights, to which kenya is. African commission of human and peoples rights vs kenya the. They are among some of the most marginalized of all indigenous peoples and. In response, and after pursuing legal options at the national level, the endorois welfare council, assisted by fellow escrnet members, minority rights group international and the center for minority rights development, took the case to the african commission on human and peoples rights achpr. Indigenous peoples and development branch secretariat of the permanent forum. Development programme opdp hereby submit their official communication on admissibility to the african commission on human and peoples. Endorois welfare council, the ogiek peoples development program, women in the fishing industry programme, and molu tepo are owed a debt of gratitude for the important assistance they provided in the development of this report. The author also wishes to thank the following communitybased organizations that participated in this research.
The programme was designed to advance the ips empowerment through a strategy that is based on the indigenous peoples. Ogiek peoples development program opdp one earth future foundation, inc. It is a great achievement to the community and nation to. Daniel kobei, executive director of ogiek peoples development programme opdp sought leave to intervene, and be heard in the case as original complainants before the commission in accordance with rule 29 3 c of the rules. Ogiek having a peaceful environment in mau forest complex. Continuity and discontinuity of the mau ogiek peoples. The term ogiek according to ogiek peoples development. But we cannot delink the ogiek from the forest, says daniel kobei, executive director of the ogiek peoples development program opdp. Statement on behalf of ogiek peoples development program at the 57th ordinary session of the african commission on human and peoples rights 4th 18th november, 2015 banjul, gambia your excellency, the chairperson of the african commission on human and peoples. Highlights from 15 years of joint action for sustainable development.
Lawyers for communities and the environment phrang roy, indigenous partnership for agrobiodiversity and food sovereignty pratap mohanty, vasundhara, india. The report has been compiled by the ogiek peoples development programme opdp and minority rights group international. African court to hear ogiek community land rights case. Programme opdp, 2010 means caretaker of all plants and animals. Facts about the ogiek case at the african court and its ruling, ogiek peoples development program. Department of art and design, maseno university, p.
Illegal and forceful evictions of the sengwer indigenous people from their ancestral lands in the cherangany hills, kenya 18 news 17 long isun 12 ogiek 12 responsible finance 4 african commission on human and peoples rights achpr 3 forest peoples programme enewsletter 3 bulletins dinformation fpp versions pdf 1. Comprising of approximately 20,000 people, they live in or near the highland forests of central kenya. This civic education should also target public servants, particularly the police, who are instructed by the constitution to address the needs of vulnerable groups. Daniel kobei, executive director of ogiek people s development programme opdp sought leave to intervene, and be heard in the case as original complainants before the commission in accordance with rule 29 3 c of the rules. Huge victory for kenyas ogiek as a frican court sets. Pdf on jan 1, 2011, julius muchemi and others published ogiek peoples ancestral territories atlas.
Ogiek peoples development program opdp, il member which is currently highly involved in promoting and protecting indigenous culture, land, environment, and human. Improving livelihoods of kenyas ogiek women globalgiving. The mau ogiek people are an ethnic minority who are forestdwelling hunters and gatherers. Kenyas ogiek people forced from homes amid colonial. The mau ogiek, an ethnic minority, hunter and gatherer group, wear their indigenous dress todate. The community has faced several evictions from the forest, first by the colonial administration and later by successive independent governments. When you speak about forest, you have touched the ogiek. In the spring of 20, ajws grantee ogiek peoples development program opdp helped this womans community win. The endorois are a seminomadic pastoralist community found in baringo county, and the ogiek are a huntergatherer community whose ancestral territory is the mau forest complex in rift valley, kenya.
The mission of the ogiek peoples development program opdp is to promote and protect the cultural, socioeconomic, political, environmental and collective rights for sustainable development of the minority and indigenous ogiek community. Forces that occasioned the mau ogiek peoples ethnic dress, kenya. The ogiek peoples ancestral territories opat project aimed to map the ancestral. The authors conducted focus group discussions in minority communities, including womenonly sessions, interviewed community leaders and activists, and met with representatives of governments and. Continuity and discontinuity of the mau ogiek peoples indigenous. Application 0062012 african court on human and peoples rights. In kenya, the peoples who identify with the indigenous movement are mainly pastoralists and huntergatherers as well as a number of small farming communities. The application of nonmaterial culture on the mau ogiek peoples ethnic dress, kenya by njeru sophia. Continuity and discontinuity of the mau ogiek people s indigenous dress, nessuit location, nakuru county, kenya njeru sophia, phd1.
However, the people identify themselves as ogiek caretaker of all plants and animals ogiek peoples development programme opdp. Keepers of the earth grants to support community projects. The ogiek peoples development programme commissioned this. Finance and administration officer ogiek peoples development program opdp jan 2011 present 9 years 4 months. The term ogiek according to ogiek peoples development programme opdp, 2010 means caretaker of all plants and animals. Kenyas ogiek people forced from homes amid colonial approach to conservation. Ogiek community biocultural bcp development process. On 15 march 20, the applicant filed its response to the preliminary objections.
Mrg rep kengend nov12 mrg responsibility to protect. It would be a way of killing their culture, of killing their future. Due to psychological destruction of african dress, african clothing and textiles scholars have failed to study the dress, resulting in scarce literature on indigenous dress. African culture has faced physical and psychological destruction and demonization by nonafricans. The ogiek peoples and their environment the ogiek are one of the socalled dorobo peoples of kenya. That was the first time that the postcolonial kenya government officially recognized the existence of the ogiek people and granted them to be heared the most important moment in the last decades on the way of the ogiek people out of the oppression. The term ogiek means caretaker of all plants and animals ogiek peoples. The ogiek peoples development program opdp endeavors to create an environment of tranquility upon which human life and nature prospers for posterity. Executive director of the ogiek peoples development program, mau forest complex, kenya so the ogiek have been involved in domestic and international court cases for almost 22 years, working to secure their rights to stay in, and manage, their forests. Aug 18, 2016 kenyas ogiek people forced from homes amid colonial approach to conservation. Update 2011 kenya iwgia international work group for. I know that the case also gives hope to other indigenous peoples, as it has made the issues seem real, says daniel kobei, executive director of ogiek peoples development program opdp.
Ogiek people development program, was founded in 1999, and registered as a nongovernmental organisation ngo in 2001 in kenya. In november 2009, ogiek peoples development program opdp joined by centre for minority rights development cemiride and later by minority rights group international mrgi, sent a communication to the african commission on human and peoples. The application is in respect of the ogiek of the mau forest. The ogiek peoples development project opdp runs a smallscale beekeeping project. Nations environment programme and kenya wildlife service, 2005 and severe impacts on the livelihoods and cultural landscapes of the concerned indigenous communities. Sustainable regional development highlight 7 ogiek peoples. Contact us for more information, clarification, comments and or questions, kindly contact. Litigation for the restoration of ogiek land rights in. Litigation as a tool for community africas last remaining. Furthermore, it declared that the preservation of the mau forest could not justify the evictions of the ogiek peoples from their ancestral homes, and it found that the ogiek peoples rights to property, nondiscrimination, culture, religion, development and natural resources have been violated. The ogiek are one of various groups of huntergatherers in kenya and tanzania to which the term dorobo or ndorobo a term of maasai origin now considered derogatory has been. Pdf resilience of traditional livelihood approaches. Pdf this paper is a summary of the findings of research work conducted in two case studies in the rift valley, kenya. The term ogiek means caretaker of all plants and animals ogiek peoples development programme opdp, 2010.
Litigation for the restoration of ogiek land rights in kenya. Abstract the mau ogiek, an ethnic minority, hunter and gatherer group, wear their indigenous dress todate. The people inhabit and claim the mau forest complex in kenya as their ancestral land ng. To support kenyas indigenous ogiek women to improve the livelihoods of their family by investing in training, equipment and skills for dairy farming. Ensure meaningful consultation and participation of the ogiek community on decisions affecting the community. Opdp works specifically to promote and protect ogiek culture, land, language, environment and human rights.
The project was financed by support from the swedish development cooperation agency sida. Pdf resilience of traditional livelihood approaches despite. Daniel kobei, executive director, ogiek peoples development programme general discussion. Water is a european development fund edf programme with the. African commission of human and peoples rights vs kenya the ogiek case the ogiek are one of the largest forestdwelling huntergatherer communities in kenya. Ogiek peoples development program opdp is a kenya based nongovernmental organization founded in 1999 and registered in 2001 by kenyas nongovernmental organizations boardngo board. Our mission american jewish world service ajws is the leading jewish organization working to pursue justice and fight poverty in the developing world. Since 2015 ogiek peoples development program opdp in partnership with zana africa foundation has been running a sanitary towel distribution programme in which primary and secondary school girls from the indigenous minorities have been benefiting. More information about this funding opportunity is. Our overall goal is to improve and enhance the attainment of inclusiveness of ogiek community and indigenous peoples in the economic,social,cultural. Due to their in number in kenya, the ogiek have been an easy target for. Kenyan state, development partners and civil society to roll out a comprehensive civil education programme to benefit marginalized communities.
Executive director of ogiek peoples development programme opdp, a local organization and mrg partner said the laws being considered for adoption by the national. Opdp focuses on enhancing communitydriven development approaches that are well suited to the holistic perspectives of ogiek community. The ogiek are one of the last remaining forestdwelling communities and one of the most marginalised indigenous peoples in kenya. Huge victory for kenyas ogiek as a frican court sets major precedent for indigenous peoples land rights minority rights group international mrg wholeheartedly applauds an historic judgment from the african court of human and peoples rights in arusha today in favour of the ogiek community of kenya. International, ogiek peoples development programme and cemiride. African court upholds land rights for kenyas ogiek. In 2019 the ethnic okiek population was 52,596, although the number of those speaking the akiek language was as low as 500.1396 1209 1080 168 315 500 889 224 1094 562 565 1137 1268 380 323 387 772 518 454 921 984 305 1567 712 1585 1438 570 755 640 464 1499 216 854 1285 1259 819