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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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Testing the Community Block Farming approach to growing rice in the Niger Delta

Testing the Community Block Farming approach to growing rice in the Niger Delta

Summary SDN conducted research in 2017, and field tests in 2018, on what livelihood strategies could be viable in the Niger Delta in response to ...
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Contributing to credible elections and the development of good governance in Bayelsa State

Contributing to credible elections and the development of good governance in Bayelsa State

The Bayelsa state election is slated for December 2019–off-cycle to the majority of state elections held in Nigeria in early March 2019. These elections have ...
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Innovating livelihood options for the planned restoration of Ogoniland

Innovating livelihood options for the planned restoration of Ogoniland

Summary The Ogoniland area of the Niger Delta region has experienced widespread contamination from petroleum hydrocarbons originating from Nigeria's active oil sector. Following a report ...
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Joint Statement on Rivers State Elections (11.03.19) Suspension

Joint Statement on Rivers State Elections (11.03.19) Suspension

[Note, the following statement refers only to the postponement of the Rivers State Elections on 11th March 2019. Please consult INEC or the Civil Society ...
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Tune in and listen to #ObserveAndExpandRadioProgramme today at 1:30pm-2:00pm on @NigeriaInfoPH.

Topic: Independence of the media and democratic consolidation in Nigeria.

Guest: Emmanuel Ndukwe (Media Practitioner).

Join the conversation. https://t.co/zoISAGmGRE

It's important that the delayed #PetroleumIndustryBill is now rolled out as soon as practical, & gives host/impacted communities meaningful decision-making power in financial management, project selection, & evaluating projects. See more demands: https://t.co/UhI6ztiZm5 #PIB

Following the success of community action groups in #Kpite, #Nonwa, & #Ogu (Niger Delta) campaigning for development work in their communities, we've created a handbook for any community to start their own group & campaigns: https://t.co/o3ften5fIC.

What will you campaign for? https://t.co/FyTzYETKWw

Tune into @NigeriaInfoPH today at 1:00pm-1:30pm for the first edition of #ObserveAndExpandRadioProgramme.

Topic: Civic space and governance in Rivers State.

Guest: Prof Andrew Effemini.

Join the conversation, you can phone in and make your contributions. https://t.co/MME7Loe5Vt