SDN Protects Human Rights and Demands Responsive Governance
Oil and gas exploration in Africa has not resulted in justice and poverty reduction. Instead, its extraction has resulted in corruption, conflict and human and environmental rights abuses. SDN believes that as the global demand for oil and gas increases, it becomes increasingly important that governments and oil majors recognise the rights of the citizens who live in closest proximity to those natural resources.
We have been working in the Niger Delta for over 8 years supporting the efforts of those worse affected by extractive industries and weak governance through rights based community empowerment.
We support and work closely with communities and civil society groups to become knowledgeable, confident, inclusive, organized and able to participate in and influence decision-making to improve their lives. Find out more about SDN and our work in the Niger Delta.