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In collaboration with the National Democratic Institute, Young Stars foundation,...

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Women lives and Livelihoods are severely affected during environmental disasters such as crude...

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The Human Rights Theatre Outreach: a utensil for change and community...

The Cost of Coal - The social, economical, and environmental impacts of Coal Mining in Nigeria

Following the discovery of coal in Enugu in 1909, Nigeria was ushered into the extractive industry age with huge prospects of economic development. Coal accounted for a considerable size of Nigeria’s revenue during independence and provided the platform for increased infrastructural development in the southeastern parts of Nigeria. While the benefits of coal was mainly economical and immediate, exploration for the mineral provided the platform for environmental contamination, erosion, and huge health risks to miners (Artisanal and Professional).

We can't Breathe - Africa chokes on COVID-19 and fossil fuel flames

On the 10th of August 2020, Oilwatch Africa, held a virtual Annual General Meeting (AGM), with the theme- We can’t breathe – Africa Choking on COVID and Fossil flames. The AGM was attended by 32 participants from 12 African countries, including Nigeria, Togo, Swaziland, Mozambique, South Africa, Ghana, Kenya, DRC, Uganda, Cote d’Ivoire, Zimbabwe, Ivory Coast.

The Unyi Mainstreaming Project - A campaign against Dirty Energy

With support from the Global Greengrants Fund (GGF), the Unyi Mainstreaming Project looks to adopt a collaborative strategy that will provide increased stakeholder interaction, awareness and the sensitization of key target groups using sustainable mass media platforms and space. Specifically the project will build the capacity of representatives’ from the Federation of Nigerian mining host communities (Kogi State chapter), civil society organizations and journalists, working and reporting on the extractive industries within the state.

Inclusive Governance Strategies - A recipe for Sustainable Change

Using the interactive and participatory methodologies adopted under the second phase of the Electorate Awake and Participate Project (EAPP), the Project team conducted a community needs Assessment across the 319 wards located in the 23 Local Government Areas of Rivers State. The community needs assessment was conducted to achieve the following key objectives


Today marks another clarion call to all stakeholders of environment as a reflection of our continued interactions and actions on our god-giving commonwealth, most of which has been negatively impacting our environment. As the earth continues to bleed due to continued indiscriminate human and industrial activities it is time to ask our selves the fundamental question of environmental sustainability.  What kind of environment will our generations and ones yet unborn inherit from us?