Ogiek peoples attending court hearing in Tanzania. Credit: OPDP

Preparing the next big mile for the Ogiek Peoples

Tuesday, 22nd May 2018

One year after the landmark victory against the government of Kenya, the Indigenous Ogiek Peoples will come together on May 26 to reflect on the lessons learnt and groom support to make the next steps successful.

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OPDP strengthens capacities of Africa’s IPs rights advocates

Wednesday, 13th December 2017

ILC Africa member, Ogiek Peoples’ Development Program (OPDP) held a workshop in Arusha, Tanzania on October 2-4 to strengthen the capacity of Indigenous Peoples’ (IPs) organisations in Africa to advocate for the implementation of Access and Benefit-Sharing (ABS) mechanisms and Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC).

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Governments working with private and public stakeholders to improve land governance in Africa

Thursday, 23rd November 2017

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 13 November  2017- Multi-stakeholders platforms (MSP) bringing together civil society organisations (CSOs), private sector, governments, and UN agencies are essential in securing land rights and achieving development in Africa. The collaborative nature of these platforms has great potential for synergising ideas and finding common ground on land issues. MSP appears to be a recommendation of regional, continental and international normative frameworks on land tenure, including the Frameworks and Guidelines on Land Governance in Africa (F&Gs), the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure (VGGT) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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MRG and OPDP worried about the flawed implementation of African Court’s Ogiek judgment

Monday, 20th November 2017

Minority Rights Group International (MRG) and Ogiek Peoples’ Development Program (OPDP), ILC members, express their concern about the newly formed Kenyan government Task Force on the implementation of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights judgment regarding the case of the indigenous Ogiek people. 

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Time for effective land governance at country levels

Sunday, 20th August 2017

Customary laws have blocked women and youth from land ownership for far too long in Africa. Land Commissions in the continent have promised reforms to advance land rights for vulnerable groups and communities.

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ILC members celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day 2017

Monday, 14th August 2017

From Cameroon to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), ILC members campaigned for the inclusion of Indigenous Peoples in politics and government for better recognition of their rights.

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