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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The time has come for all oil, gas and mining contracts to be published.

The time has come for all oil, gas and mining contracts to be published.

SDN actively works to promote financial transparency in the oil and gas sector in Nigeria, which is concentrated in the Niger Delta. SDN is also ...
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Supporting investigative journalism in the Niger Delta

Supporting investigative journalism in the Niger Delta

As part of SDN’s Defend civic space project, we’re supporting investigative journalism in 2020 and 2021 through trainings and commissions to investigate abuses of power ...
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Training new members of Community Monitoring and Advocacy Groups.

Training new members of Community Monitoring and Advocacy Groups.

What are CMAGs? Despite the natural resource wealth of the region, the Niger Delta remains under-developed, suffering insecurity and very high rates of unemployment. Over ...
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International virtual reality hackathon

International virtual reality hackathon

Harnessing cutting-edge digital solutions to chronic challenges in the Niger Delta Together with the Ken Saro-Wiwa Foundation, SDN coordinates and supports the Ken Saro-Wiwa Innovation ...
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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