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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PRESS RELEASE: Judge acquits and orders release of 9 #EndSARS protestors detained for months without trial or family contact. Many more remain in detention.

PRESS RELEASE: Judge acquits and orders release of 9 #EndSARS protestors detained for months without trial or family contact. Many more remain in detention.

25/2/2021 With the support of Stakeholder Democracy Network (SDN), a coalition of civil society worked to secure the detained protestors access to family and lawyers ...
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Bridging the gulf to improve electricity provision and access in the Niger Delta

Bridging the gulf to improve electricity provision and access in the Niger Delta

Poor access to power and our recommendation to improve it: A 2018 survey by SDN of Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) customers found 40% of ...
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United Kingdom Supreme Court ruling on Shell a step in the right direction

United Kingdom Supreme Court ruling on Shell a step in the right direction

Today’s ruling that Shell can be brought to court in the UK for the actions of its subsidiary sets an important precedent in holding international ...
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Media briefing: cases of police brutality in Rivers State

Media briefing: cases of police brutality in Rivers State

We, the members of the Coalition of Concerned Civil Society Organisations in Rivers State in collaboration with our partners, and Rivers Civil Society Organisations (RIVCSO) ...
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With our support, a coalition of civil society secured the detained #EndSARS protestors access to family and lawyers after months of being denied both. Now they've all been found innocent & released.

See our press release for info and quotes: https://t.co/WJUcIhrO9o https://t.co/sIMswqadNn

Join the conversation today on @NigeriaInfoPH at 1:30pm-2:00pm for the #ObserveAndExpandRadioProgramme.

Topic: Victims’ perspectives of police brutality in Rivers State.

Guest: Bere Letam Noble.

Tune in and join the conversation. https://t.co/baS9x9C5po

Great thread by @NaijaToday_ on the #PIBHostCom. Also, check out our own razor-sharp analysis on the #PIBFactcheck here: https://t.co/vLV3CMdVoF https://t.co/fMS5GQCtNa

Nigeria's response to insecurity in the Niger Delta must extend beyond military intervention if it is to be successful. Investment in community-led livelihoods, development, & support for civil society groups on the ground are needed for long-term security. https://t.co/PbHTZ2URO1