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Rice cultivation - alternative livelihoods in the Niger Delta

Rice cultivation – alternative livelihoods in the Niger Delta

Between 2016 – 2017 SDN engaged with locals to design and implement long-lasting solutions to the artisanal oil industry. Alternative livelihoods were the number one priority – so SDN worked with former artisanal oil industry workers to identify and trial appropriate options between 2017 - 2020. Rice farming proved to ...
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Welding - alternative livelihoods in the Niger Delta

Welding – alternative livelihoods in the Niger Delta

SDN partnered with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) to train 15 youth from the Ogoni area how to fabricate a range of different cassava processing machinery. Over the training period, they also learned the business management skills required in the cassava industry. Following the training, we built a ...
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Repentant cult gang members - alternative livelihoods in the Niger Delta

Repentant cult gang members – alternative livelihoods in the Niger Delta

SDN partnered with Pax Viva to demobilise and reintegrate cult gang members back into society. This process has been ongoing in Ogoni land since 2016, and reached 4,700 repentant cultists, with an 80% success rate on reintegration. A small group (10%) received economic reintegration support, which reinforced progress. Cultism is ...
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Aquaculture - alternative livelihoods in the Niger Delta

Aquaculture – alternative livelihoods in the Niger Delta

Between 2016 – 2017 SDN engaged with locals to design and implement long-lasting solutions to the artisanal oil industry. Alternative livelihoods were the number one priority – so SDN worked with former artisanal oil industry workers to identify and trial appropriate options between 2017 - 2020. Fishing is the dominant ...
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Webinar: Environmental performance index

Webinar: Environmental performance index

A comparative assessment of the environmental performance of 43 oil companies operating in Nigeria in 2018. In 2018 alone, more than 25,000 barrels—4 million litres—of oil were spilled in the Niger Delta, and nearly half a billion cubic feet of gas was flared. But how do the oil companies involved ...
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Ken Saro-Wiwa Innovation Hub video series

Ken Saro-Wiwa Innovation Hub video series

Since 2018, the Innovation Hub has delivered workshops to over 3,000 participants, become one of just seven digital innovation hubs to partner with Facebook for their Nigeria programmes, and developed four start-up businesses, which now employ 22 people, with a further four graduating at the end of March 2020. Previous ...
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Webinar: Dirty fuels in Nigeria

Webinar: Dirty fuels in Nigeria

An analysis of official and unofficial petroleum products in the Niger Delta This webinar provides an overview of recent research by SDN which indicates low quality, highly toxic fuels are being imported and widely used across the Niger Delta, if not the whole of Nigeria. This is likely to significantly ...
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Piloting aquaculture livelihoods

Piloting aquaculture livelihoods

Although male-dominated, women tend to be heavily involved in the marketing and sale of artisanally refined products. This project selected participants from surrounding communities, focusing on women at risk of participating in the artisanal oil industry, who had some experience in aquaculture. 40 participants in total, of which 24 were ...
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Artisanal Oil refining in the Niger Delta

Artisanal Oil refining in the Niger Delta

Real stories from ex-participants in the informal oil industry permeating the Creeks in the Niger Delta. See our graphic guide to understanding the industry, or read our in-depth More Money, More Problems report on the growth of the industry between 2012-2017 ...
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SDN visits oil-impacted Biseni community

SDN visits oil-impacted Biseni community

In 2018, SDN visited Biseni, a community in Bayelsa State, to learn more about the local impact of the oil industry. We spoke to community members about the challenges they face. Oil pollution is a major issue in the Niger Delta, with millions of people depending on land and water ...
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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 about the aims of this pilot. Published: 11.12.2019 ...
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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 in place to mitigate the impacts, the poor and vulnerable ...
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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 of adversity and of turning away from violence towards peaceful ...
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