Our Experience & Achievements
Over the years, CEHRD has grown into a leading NGO in the human rights and environmental movement in Nigeria, recording a number of important successes.
Some of our core achievements
Environment & Conservation
- Currently in partnership with the French Embassy Nigeria to develop a framework for environmental rights education in the Niger Delta. ( Dec 2020 – till date)
- Currently in partnership with the Dutch Embassy, Nigeria to develop a Framework for Inclusive Economic Self-reliance and Equal Rights in the Niger Delta. (2018 – till dated)
- Conducted a Study on Community Perception of the Oil Spill Clean-up of Oil Impacted Communities in Ogoniland (Feb. – July 2018)
Partnered with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) to provide climate resilience seedlings to local farmers in communities across Bayelsa and Rivers states (2019-2020)
- Established Environment Clubs in oil impacted communities’ secondary schools across Bayelsa and Rivers states to promote environmental literacy amongst youths (2017 – till date).
- Established informal environment clubs in communities across Bayelsa and Rivers states for youths to advocate on emerging environmental issues across the Niger Delta.
- A Strategic Partner to CORDAID on Deepening Awareness and Mainstreaming of Environmental, Social, Health and Human Rights/Gender (ESHRG) Impact Assessments of oil projects in the Niger Delta (2016 – 2020).
- Successful implementation of mangrove re-vegetation project at Kono Creeks (March 2010 – February, 2011).
- Training of Rural Conservationist to carry out re-vegetation of mangrove forest in a crude oil polluted swamp in Bara – Nwezor village, Bodo. (2004 – 2005)
- Set up a community Oil Spill monitors, a broad based network that comprises of 60 participants spread across 30 communities in Rivers and Bayelsa states, September, 2012
- Produced audio-visual environmental protection advocacy content in Rivers and Bayelsa states on oil spills and gas flaring
- Set-up an environmental awareness and advocacy Network called the “Women for Environmental Justice” to increase the capacity of women to advocate effectively on environmentally related matters. The network spreads across 10 communities in Rivers and 5 in Bayelsa state.
- Trained communities in Bayelsa and Rivers States on sustainable forest management and tree planting.
- Planted 500 tree seedlings of bush mango (ogbono) at Oloibiri and Bodo
- Training of One hundred and fifty Community Leaders in across five communities (30 per community including male and female leaders) on the environmental impact of illegal refining of crude oil in the Niger Delta.
- Expansion of the Local oil spill monitoring project from 60 community people from 30 communities to 100 community people from 50 communities in Rivers and Bayelsa state, on oil spill monitoring / reporting using low-cost mobile tools, and the subsequent creation of rapid response unit aimed at monitoring, reporting and follow up of oil spill incidences in rural communities of the Niger Delta.
- Conducted a post-oil spill impact assessment of Bodo oil spills (July 2009), and actively participating ongoing mediation processes between Bodo community and SPDC (since 2013).
Conflict Transformation and Peace Building
Human Rights and Social Justice
Rural Health and Community Development