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.

Latest resources

What’s in the latest Petroleum Industry Bill draft? Environmental and Host Community concerns.

What’s in the latest Petroleum Industry Bill draft? Environmental and Host Community concerns.

On the 1st July, both the House of Representatives and Senate passed third readings of the Petroleum Industry Bill. Our analysis is based on the ...
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Engaging communities in Rivers and Edo states to improve metering & reduce theft

Engaging communities in Rivers and Edo states to improve metering & reduce theft

Many people in Nigeria still have very limited access to electricity or rely on diesel generators which are noisy, expensive, and produce localised air pollution ...
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SDN brings together private and public sector leaders on the Niger Delta’s post-COVID19 economic recovery

SDN brings together private and public sector leaders on the Niger Delta’s post-COVID19 economic recovery

SDN brought together private and public sector leaders in December 2020 to review our forthcoming report on economic recovery of the Niger Delta from the ...
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Dutch Embassy witnesses firsthand the impact of investing in communities for better governance and accountability

Dutch Embassy witnesses firsthand the impact of investing in communities for better governance and accountability

SDN has worked extensively across Rivers State, setting up community groups called ‘Community Monitoring and Advocacy Groups (CMAGs)’, and supporting them with ongoing advice and ...
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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