Stakeholder Democracy Network (SDN) was established as a non-governmental not-for-profit organisation in 2004 to support those affected by the extractives industry and weak governance.

We work with communities and engage with governments, companies and other stakeholders to ensure the promotion and protection of human rights, including the right to a healthy environment. Our work currently focuses on the Niger Delta.

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Dutch Embassy witnesses firsthand the impact of investing in communities for better governance and accountability

Dutch Embassy witnesses firsthand the impact of investing in communities for better governance and accountability

SDN has worked extensively across Rivers State, setting up community groups called ‘Community Monitoring and Advocacy Groups (CMAGs)’, and supporting them with ongoing advice and ...
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Community Advocacy Working Groups: action restores Oghoghobi community’s power supply

Community Advocacy Working Groups: action restores Oghoghobi community’s power supply

A reliable electricity supply from the grid to individuals and households supports schooling, small businesses, and care facilities, creates safer communities, and can reduce local ...
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SPDC-funded development projects need to mainstream climate resilience

SPDC-funded development projects need to mainstream climate resilience

Many communities in the Niger Delta of Nigeria shoulder the double burden of fossil-fuel extraction (associated oil spill risks and air pollution) and the impact ...
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Defending civic space: 9 #EndSARS protestors finally released in Rivers State

Defending civic space: 9 #EndSARS protestors finally released in Rivers State

Family members of some of the detainees at a press conference after their release. The detainees did not attend for fear of re-arrest/harassment to attend ...
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A judiciary needs to be financially independent to ensure their decisions are seen as independent.
The impartiality of state-level justice is a key part of a functioning democracy so we add to @SERAPNigeria call for Governors to carry out the court's directive to that end⚖️ https://t.co/K5QYUWAyES

What is grid-power to you❓
For many communities, grid-power = more business, better school achievement, & reduced local air pollution.

Find out how SDN is helping communities work with @BEDCpower & @PHEDconnect for reliable power: https://t.co/VMOcthJR6F https://t.co/2WlWoktTvx

Progress for communities from @Shell_Nigeria-funded #CSR is at risk of being washed away by #ClimateChange impacts. Why isn't the CSR making communities more resilient to climate change? What should change?

Read in full... https://t.co/JNDMYw699L https://t.co/xK9LSwCOZu

❓How is #Nigeria’s #oil & #gas sector failing citizens? What needs to change? Who can change it?

🧑‍💻Free webinar: 10am, tomorrow (Thur).
Presenters: @PWYPUK @PolicyAlert @BudgITng & SDN.

❗️Register now: https://t.co/XCC10eucJi https://t.co/URKvE5VKzb