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Rice growing agricultural pilot

Rice growing agricultural pilot

This agricultural pilot was carried out as part of a programme to test and promote viable, sustainable, and decent livelihood alternatives to the burgeoning artisanal oil industry. Find out more about the project. Read our press release to learn more ...
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Report 1: Public Perceptions of Security Dynamics and Stabilisation Interventions in the Niger Delta

This report presents the results of a public perceptions survey, carried out by SDN in Bayelsa, Delta and Rivers states. It focuses on citizens’ perceptions of the current security situation in the Niger Delta, and views on the actors and ...
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Electricity Sector Corruption Perception Index 2017: Promoting Accountability in Nigeria’s Electricity Sector

Electricity Sector Corruption Perception Index 2017: Promoting Accountability in Nigeria’s Electricity Sector

BEDC Electricity Corruption Perception Index 2017 4 This Corruption Perception Index (CPI) forms part of SDN’s ‘‘Promoting Accountability in the Electricity Sector’’ project. Funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the project is designed to help reduce ...
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BEDC Customer Survey: Developing Mutual Accountability to Tackle Electricity

BEDC Customer Survey: Developing Mutual Accountability to Tackle Electricity

Research from a survey conducted for customers in selected Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) business districts has found widespread inadequacy in the reliability of the electricity supply to households and businesses in the area. Insufficient electricity supply stunts the growth ...
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Alternative Livelihoods: Allanblackia Potential

Alternative Livelihoods: Allanblackia Potential

Between the years 2000 – 2005, Nigeria lost around 55% of its’ primary forests, causing the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) to record it as having the highest rate of deforestation in the world. Nigeria has been facing mass deforestation ...
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'Nowhere to Run' Trailer - Climate Change in Nigeria

‘Nowhere to Run’ Trailer – Climate Change in Nigeria

The mounting consequences of climate change are taking their toll on Nigeria, from different angles: desertification in the north, deforestation in the south east, oil pollution and flooding in the south-south and erosion in the middle belt. Without effective policies ...
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Solar lanterns in Niger Delta communities: Experiences in building a sustainable distribution model

Solar lanterns in Niger Delta communities: Experiences in building a sustainable distribution model

The Niger Delta region fuels Nigeria’s economy, accounting for 95 per cent of Nigeria’s export earnings and over 80 per cent of the federal government’s revenue. Yet it remains one of the poorest parts of the country. Its considerable potential ...
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White Paper on Sustainable Closure and Decommissioning of Oil and Gas Assets in Nigeria

White Paper on Sustainable Closure and Decommissioning of Oil and Gas Assets in Nigeria

Decommissioning is the process whereby abandoned oil and gas fields are made safe and the land or sea is restored as far as possible to their original state. This practice is of utmost importance, as failure to mitigate the risk ...
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Improving Oil Spill Response in Nigeria

Improving Oil Spill Response in Nigeria

Comparative analysis of the forms, data and related processes of the Joint Investigation Visit (JIV) and suggestions on how these could be improved. A Joint Investigation Visit (JIV) is a visit to oil spill sites usually carried out within two ...
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Flashpoint reports on Nigeria's 2015 election

Flashpoint reports on Nigeria's 2015 election

Reports from a team of election observers across Delta, Bayelsa, and Rivers States helped to substantiate crowd-sourced text-reports, and, together, informed a series of 11 election eNewsletters to brief key stakeholders on emerging issues to focus on before they escalate, ...
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TV series: Dawn in the Creeks

TV series: Dawn in the Creeks

A reality TV series, Dawn in the Creeks, commissioned by SDN, documented the transformation of 21 young people living in the Niger Delta who had been involved in violence in the past. The young participants creatively tell their personal stories ...
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Addressing the South South’s Environmental Emergency: The vital importance of environmental issues in securing stability and prosperity in the Niger Delta

Addressing the South South’s Environmental Emergency: The vital importance of environmental issues in securing stability and prosperity in the Niger Delta

Nigeria is experiencing a national environmental emergency. Desertification in the North and rising sea levels in the South have led to higher than usual rates of migration, pressure on a weak supply chain for resources, and an additional strain on ...
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Building Bridges: Community-Based Approaches to Tackle Pipeline Vandalism

Building Bridges: Community-Based Approaches to Tackle Pipeline Vandalism

Pipeline vandalism cost the Nigerian Government, oil-companies and communities an estimated $14bn dollars in 2014. The failure of the Nigerian state to provide basic public services and security in the Niger Delta has resulted in a significant breakdown of the social ...
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A Closer Look at the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB)

A Closer Look at the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB)

**Updated** analysis of the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB) and the Host and Impacted Communities Development Bill (HCB). Petroleum Industry Bill Host Communities Bill The Nigerian government has long pledged its intent to overhaul the petroleum industry, entrenching efficiency and ...
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JIV Next Steps for Improving the JIV forms and related aspect of the JIV process

JIV Next Steps for Improving the JIV forms and related aspect of the JIV process

Joint Investigation Visit (JIV) is a visit to oil spill sites usually carried out within two weeks of an onshore oil spill in Nigeria. It is designed to assess the cause of the spill, the amount spilled and the scale ...
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Nigeria's fuel subsidy under the spotlight

Nigeria’s fuel subsidy under the spotlight

According to our independent analysis based on average domestic fuel consumption, subsidies claimed by fuel marketers cost Nigeria $2.9bn over the last year. This is a 400% increase since 2007 and a sum equivalent to 13% of the Federal Budget, passed in ...
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Report on the Pan Niger Delta Youth Summit

Report on the Pan Niger Delta Youth Summit

The new Federal Government administration has not yet articulated its vision for the Niger Delta. As a result, the leaders in the region are concerned that the pledges for national development may not be inclusive. If these concerns are not addressed ...
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A Niger Delta Legacy Engagement Report

A Niger Delta Legacy Engagement Report

The Niger Delta legacy engagement set out to reduce acts of violence and increase the likelihood for a more peaceful future in the region. A tangled web of factors underlie the Niger Delta’s propensity for violence. Poor governance, inescapable ...
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CMAP radio station solar power case study

CMAP radio station solar power case study

The Sustainable Utilisation of Nigeria’s Gas and Renewable Energy Resources (SUNGAS) project is an EC-funded project with the aim to reduce poverty and support socio-economic development in the Niger Delta by promoting decentralised access to sustainable modern energy services. SDN’s ...
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Towards improving the joint investigation visit for oil spills

Towards improving the joint investigation visit for oil spills

This is a narrative report and recommendations from the event entitled ‘improving the JIV’ which took place in Port Harcourt on 27th November 2014. This report documents the findings of the various discussions around the JIV (Joint Investigation Visits that ...
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Case study on practicalities and impacts of small scale solar lantern use in the Niger Delta

Case study on practicalities and impacts of small scale solar lantern use in the Niger Delta

SDN initially distributed portable solar lanterns to urban and semi urban communities in Rivers State in order to better meet the decentralised energy needs of vulnerable groups. The Solar Portable Lighting Project sells individual renewable lights directly into communities through a ...
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Environmental Regulation: International Compensation Systems for oil spills in relation to reform in Nigeria

Environmental Regulation: International Compensation Systems for oil spills in relation to reform in Nigeria

This report addresses the complexity of civil litigation for compensation for oil pollution damage in the Niger Delta, and calls for the creation of a fairer and more consistent system of defining liability and payment in Nigeria. The document outlines ...
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Nigeria Gas Flare Tracker - Briefing Document

Nigeria Gas Flare Tracker – Briefing Document

The Gas Flare Tracker system provides data and insight that will help guide regulation, incentives and investment aimed at reducing gas flaring and its impacts while increasing energy security and prosperity for Niger Delta communities and Nigeria as a whole. The ...
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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 Ministry. An expert team of researchers and valuers undertook the study to identify a fair ...
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Environmental regulation and pollution control in relation to reform in Nigeria

Environmental regulation and pollution control in relation to reform in Nigeria

This document offers policy recommendation for the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) in Nigeria. With examples from across the world, this paper outlines the extent to which global regulation and pollution control of the oil industry has evolved over time, largely ...
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Does Violence Pay? Community perceptions of violence

Does Violence Pay? Community perceptions of violence

The Niger Delta was violently thrust on the attention of the world during its 2005 -2009 militancy crisis. This conflict reduced oil production by two thirds costing Nigeria over $15 billion a year in lost revenue. Weekly kidnappings, pipeline attacks ...
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Communities not Criminals - Illegal Oil Refining in the Niger Delta

Communities not Criminals – Illegal Oil Refining in the Niger Delta

"The government and oil companies are collecting our oil, and we don't have jobs, no money, so we have to collect the oil and refine our own". Local Oil Refiner SDN latest report analyses the massive growth in artisanal oil ...
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