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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Lives will continue to be lost without a comprehensive government plan on oil theft and artisanal oil refining - SDN Statement on Rivers refinery explosion

Lives will continue to be lost without a comprehensive government plan on oil theft and artisanal oil refining – SDN Statement on Rivers refinery explosion

This weekend saw the latest tragic incident involving an artisanal oil refinery, with over 100 people reportedly killed in an explosion on the border of ...
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As international oil companies are leaving onshore oil fields, what are the consequences for Nigeria and the Niger Delta?

As international oil companies are leaving onshore oil fields, what are the consequences for Nigeria and the Niger Delta?

Photo credit: Asiayei Enaib for SDN. What is happening? Nigerian domestic oil companies (DOCs) are taking over the country’s onshore oil and gas industry, while ...
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Inside an artisanal oil refinery in the Niger Delta

Inside a Nigerian artisanal oil refinery (2021)

SDN has worked with SOAS University of London (UK) to help map links between artisanal oil refining and other livelihoods, and highlight the ‘benefits’ or ...
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Dirty fuel imports continue to pose a serious health risk in Nigeria

Dirty fuel imports continue to pose a serious health risk in Nigeria

Photo credit: George Oshodi for SDN. In February 2022, a large consignment of imported petrol had to be withdrawn from the market, after it was ...
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Artisanal oil refineries are severely affecting Nigerians living amid the pollution and creating one of the world's most severe ecological disasters.

Watch @Quicktake's Black Snow:Nigeria's Oil Catastrophe, featuring extensive SDN footage.

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