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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As international oil companies are leaving onshore oil fields, what are the consequences for Nigeria and the Niger Delta?

As international oil companies are leaving onshore oil fields, what are the consequences for Nigeria and the Niger Delta?

Photo credit: Asiayei Enaib for SDN. What is happening? Nigerian domestic oil companies (DOCs) are taking over the country’s onshore oil and gas industry, while ...
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Inside an artisanal oil refinery in the Niger Delta

Inside a Nigerian artisanal oil refinery (2021)

SDN has worked with SOAS University of London (UK) to help map links between artisanal oil refining and other livelihoods, and highlight the ‘benefits’ or ...
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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 In February 2022, a large consignment of imported petrol had to be withdrawn from the market, after it was ...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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International oil companies are making record profits but hundreds of communities in the #NigerDelta suffer from the pollution their operations cause –what will it take to finally see this cleaned up?

Read this article to learn more⏩ https://t.co/92WOXB4sqF

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Hilda Dokubo will be live on @NigeriaInfoPH today at 1:30pm-2:00pm on our #WeYOUProRadioProgramme to discuss the Women & Youth Agenda for Rivers State.

She is the Labour Party House of Representatives Candidate, Asari-Toru/Akuku-Toru Federal Constituency, Rivers State.

Tune in. https://t.co/yFAxkj5JgI
#WeYOUPRORadioProgramme

Tune into @WazobiaFMPH today at 12:00-12:30pm and listen to the Labour Party House of Representatives Candidate, Asari-
Toru/Akuku-Toru Federal Constituency, Rivers State:

Hilda Dokubo.

Join the conversation.

#EqualNaija #WeYOUPro https://t.co/4uHaDCPsbK
SDN together with our Civic Space Watch Cluster members have carried out campaigns aimed
at the domestication/mobilization of the Criminal Justice Act in the Niger Delta.

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