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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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Socio-economic rehabilitation and re-integration of ex-cultists

Socio-economic rehabilitation and re-integration of ex-cultists

Summary With little in the way of livelihood opportunities, some young people are lured into criminal, and sometimes violent, means to secure a livelihood within ...
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Piloting digital livelihoods with the Ken Saro-Wiwa Foundation Innovation Hub

Piloting digital livelihoods with the Ken Saro-Wiwa Foundation Innovation Hub

Summary Nigeria has experienced significant flows of people from rural to urban areas, where opportunities to continue traditional livelihoods, such as agriculture, are limited. Alternatives ...
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Testing the Community Block Farming approach to growing rice in the Niger Delta

Testing the Community Block Farming approach to growing rice in the Niger Delta

Summary SDN conducted research in 2017, and field tests in 2018, on what livelihood strategies could be viable in the Niger Delta in response to ...
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Contributing to credible elections and the development of good governance in Bayelsa State

Contributing to credible elections and the development of good governance in Bayelsa State

The Bayelsa state election is slated for December 2019–off-cycle to the majority of state elections held in Nigeria in early March 2019. These elections have ...
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Why is the #NigerDelta so important to #Nigeria & the world? Where is it? What's the environment like? What livelihoods do people have there? What's their history? What's the role of the oil & gas industry? Why is there conflict? Read our little overviews: https://t.co/2wmaYt1MWv https://t.co/DaX32iTGa8

Be sure to register for this free webinar tomorrow morning on accountability & transparency in #oilspill reporting in the #NigerDelta by our friends and partners @PolicyAlert and @NOSDRANigeria https://t.co/oun1e75uWG
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We invite you to be part of this event on "Oil Spill Reporting." It is brought to you by @NOSDRANigeria in collaboration with @Oxfam @Connected_dev and @PolicyAlert

📅: Sept 18, 2020
⏲️: 9am (WAT)
To Register: https://t.co/CbQhpaPNRS https://t.co/KgoQs8Gw0h

We partnered with @IITA_CGIAR to train 15 young people from #Ogoni, #NigerDelta, on welding to build a new cassava-processing plant. Now cassava can be grown AND processed in Ogoni, & these 15 ppl have a skilled #livelihood *for life*. Watch the video: https://t.co/mNKqusj49S

Nigeria is the world's 3rd largest importer of rice. We gave the opportunity for ppl living in the Niger Delta to grow their own rice, with enough to sell...& it worked! Now we've tested it, we need investment to give more ppl this chance. Watch the video: https://t.co/IwakdAJ2tL