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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Register to vote in the 2023 Election FAQ

Register to vote in the 2023 Election FAQ

This page will be updated if and when new information becomes available through INEC Nigeria What is Continuous Voter Registration?To vote in the 2023 elections, ...
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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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“The issue of job creation and unemployment is a very important issue, the highest form of development is human capital development, so it is important that jobs are created by the government”-Deborah Effiong (Leader of the #WeYOUPro Civil Society Coalition) #EqualNaija https://t.co/Rxyi0SBUJV
Yesterday, team SDN had a great day assisting some of the community in Port Harcourt, helping them access @inecnigeria to get registered. We want to make sure everyone's voice counts in the 2023 election, for a more #EqualNaija.

#HopeActionProgress #NigeriaDecides2023 https://t.co/B81WlEepVb
This week, SDN is travelling across four LGA's in Rivers State to spread the message: the importance of having your say and voting in the 2023 election.

We want to see more Women and Youth in Politics for a more #EqualNaija.

Stay tuned for updates📸 #NigeriaDecides2023 https://t.co/Fs0KqWE4XH
“My own daughter, she sometimes struggles to breathe."..."you’ll blow her nose and see her nostrils have black substances.”

Important article by @ea_akin concerning illegal oil refineries and the underreported medical toll of soot in Port Harcourt.

https://t.co/QPz2324d1P