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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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