Our work in the Niger Delta

Our focus

Protecting the environment

We aim to reduce the negative environmental impact of the oil and gas sector, and demonstrate clean energy alternatives. Our work includes documenting, and making public, the extent of pollution, working with the Nigerian environmental regulators to strengthen their work, and supporting the National Assembly to improve environmental legislation.

Promoting good governance

We support local civil society organisations and the public to hold government and the oil companies to account and aim to ensure everyone in the Niger Delta can participate in free, fair, and credible elections. Our work includes election observation and reporting, supporting women to engage in politics, and working with communities to engage government to access budgets and plans, and to demand better services in response to their needs.

Fostering sustainable livelihoods

We strive to demonstrate the potential of economic opportunities outside of the oil and gas sector, and support vulnerable young people who are making a living in risky ways to enter safe, decent work. We work in some of the most difficult locations in the Niger Delta running livelihoods projects to demonstrate their potential to communities, development donors, the government, and the private sector.

Supporting peace and security

We advocate to persuade the government and oil companies to listen to the concerns of those living in the Niger Delta, and to deliver long-term development interventions. Our work includes supporting dialogue and mediation between local communities, policy work with government, and working with at-risk groups to reduce local conflict and intra-communal violence, such as cultism.

Published 18.12.2019

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