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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Dirty fuel imports continue to pose a serious health risk in Nigeria

Dirty fuel imports continue to pose a serious health risk in Nigeria

Photo credit: George Oshodi for SDN. In February 2022, a large consignment of imported petrol had to be withdrawn from the market, after it was ...
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PRESS RELEASE: Shrinking civic space in Rivers State

PRESS RELEASE: Shrinking civic space in Rivers State

New research by Stakeholder Democracy Network (SDN) indicates that civic space in Rivers State is squeezed on all sides… and it’s getting worse. The situation ...
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Community Monitoring and Advocacy Groups help secure N4.3bn worth of development projects in the Niger Delta

Community Monitoring and Advocacy Groups help secure N4.3bn worth of development projects in the Niger Delta

SDN has worked with six communities across Rivers and Bayelsa states in the Niger Delta to develop highly effective Community Monitoring and Advocacy Groups (CMAGS) ...
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SIWP and portal secure high-level backing!

SIWP and portal secure high-level backing!

Hon. Minister of State, MNDA, Senator Omotayo Alasoadura in group photograph with a cross-section of participants at the round table discussion meeting on the SIWP ...
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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