Chepkitale Indigenous Peoples Development Project (CIPDP) is the Ogiek of Mt. Elgon’s indigenous peoples’ community organisation working to support the Ogiek community regain their ability to sustain and be sustained by their ancestral lands at Mt. Elgon, Kenya.
The Ogiek Indigenous people of Mt. Elgon have faced evictions from their historical land, which they have conserved and protected since time immemorial. CIPDP intervenes by ensuring land tenure rights and peoples’ rights are protected.
CIPDP was founded in 2000 and formally registered in 2003. It is part of the community and their work is driven by the community’s needs, rights and struggles. All activities are carried out after extensive community consultation and with the full support of the community.