Stakeholder Democracy Network (SDN) was established as a non-governmental not-for-profit organisation in 2004 to support communities in the Niger Delta that live with the day-to-day impacts of the oil and gas industry, weak governance, insecurity, a lack of jobs, and wider environmental and climate challenges.

We work with communities, governments, civil society and the private sector to identify and implement solutions to these challenges, which promote sustainable development and the protection of human rights – including the right to a healthy environment.

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SDN helps communities prepare for the 2015 elections

SDN helps communities prepare for the 2015 elections

SDN staff in Port Harcourt have been visiting local communities to facilitate participatory discussions on political participation, gender inclusion, mandate protection, and mitigation of electoral …
New Compensation Systems and Mechanisms in the Oil and Gas Industry in Nigeria

New Compensation Systems and Mechanisms in the Oil and Gas Industry in Nigeria

This report, which presents research on ‘New Compensation Rates and Processes in Nigeria’, was facilitated by Stakeholder Democracy Network (SDN) with funding from the Dutch …
An Unexpected Gas to Power Failure

An Unexpected Gas to Power Failure

This week provided a quite shocking reminder of how poorly Nigeria’s gas resources are being utilized. In a country where its gas reserves outstrip higher …
3rd anniversary of UNEP report on Ogoniland and the failure of HYPREP

3rd anniversary of UNEP report on Ogoniland and the failure of HYPREP

The third anniversary of the UNEP report on environmental damage in Ogoni has brought an acknowledgement that the HYPREP intervention has been a comprehensive failure …