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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SDN brings together private and public sector leaders on the Niger Delta’s post-COVID19 economic recovery

SDN brings together private and public sector leaders on the Niger Delta’s post-COVID19 economic recovery

SDN brought together private and public sector leaders in December 2020 to review our forthcoming report on economic recovery of the Niger Delta from the ...
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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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Too busy to read? Check out SDN's video content on the Niger Delta covering successful rice and cassava pilots, webinars, artisanal oil refining, & the TV series - Dawn in the Creeks.
See all: https://t.co/r74TAPou5C https://t.co/xQKRQ2zJGg

1/SDN is concerned for our staff & the communities we work with in the #NigerDelta by the Fed Govt ban on #Twitter. #FreedomofExpression is vital to democracy everywhere, as is the responsibility not to incite hate/violence – particularly by those in positions of power/influence. https://t.co/tlT5GWSmJd

Last year, SDN blew the lid off the dirty fuels imported into Nigeria with international media coverage. A year later, our explosive research is still shaking things up: https://t.co/eKp5JM4af3

Nigeria needs clean fuels, & tech transfer to transition to green & renewable energy.

SDN brought together private & public sector leaders in #RiversState to discuss our ground-breaking research (out soon!) on how the Niger Delta's economy can recover from the 2020 #Covid19 lockdowns.

See & share our key recommendations now: https://t.co/SKsZx3tyRz https://t.co/WVdLYgQupp