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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Earlier today, SDN brought together @PHEDconnect, @officialNSCDC, @fccpcnigeria, and other key electricity sector stakeholders in Rivers State for a town hall meeting on addressing existing metering gap and combating electricity theft.

#PowerHourNG https://t.co/OP9xRZCy8S

Great to hear our own @JesseManufor (a senior project officer) reminding #Nigerians that Europe is still dumping #DirtyFuels on you. When will the Nigerian Government enforce its legal fuel quality standards & block these health hazard fuel imports? https://t.co/vl6aJO89xW
Africa Today @realAfricaToday
It’s surprising to many that #Nigeria, an oil Rich country, imports dirty fuel from Europe
The toxin-heavy fuel has devastating effects on the public health & the environment
We talked to @JesseManufor, a senior project officer at @SDNNigerDelta
Full: https://t.co/khyL6cMTfy https://t.co/UeleHEswBc

With support from @NLinNigeria, SDN started community groups in #NigerDelta that then helped to secure community development projects worth many millions of Naira - incl. schools, drainage, and street lighting. SDN shows what communities in #NigerDelta can do with investment 🇳🇬💪 https://t.co/EUQ31nCe5t

Tomorrow in Edo State SDN will bring together key electricity sector stakeholders in @BEDCpower states for a town hall meeting to constructively dialogue & proffer practical approaches to addressing metering and combating electricity theft in BEDC states.

#PowerHourNG https://t.co/65tHE8oCji