CEHRD built and equipped a computer room and sickbay for Wiwa Model Nursery/ Primary School, Bane, in Khana LGA, Rivers State. This is also part of CEHRD’s school health programs.
CEHRD’s School Health Nutrition Programme with OgiSoyplus has been extended to several Nursery and Primary Schools pre- COVID-19 and more pupils during this COVID-19 period in Gokana LGA, Rivers state. Timmy Global Health and Bebor International supported it.
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Rural Health & Community Development

CEHRD is concerned about the health of the rural Niger Delta community members. This Program area seeks to address issues of rural health. CEHRD runs this program to create awareness, better knowledge, and provide active health care for the rural people in the Niger Delta geographic communities. We also promote health protection through enlightenment, and outreach campaigns against prevalent diseases such as tuberculosis, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, etc, and planned parenting. 

CEHRD is experienced in the execution of Health Programs in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria and in collaboration with other organization, have participated and implemented diverse health projects. We have collaborated with Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) to implement a lot of interventions in the health sectors in Rivers, Cross Rivers, Ebonyi and Imo States.

CEHRD promotes sustainable development of the community in partnership with government where appropriate. However, we oppose ill-planned Development Projects that neglect input from local peoples, including destroying the basis of their rural livelihood and economies. We also promote human rights based development.


It is obvious that due to the unevenness in evolution of societies, the development process is often initiated and led by certain categories of people in the community privileged by its history to be influential –the top-down approach often lead to “dumped development”. Nevertheless, the development process can only be successful if along the way, there emerge a collectively enlightened people. Apart from this, we are left with a community of beggars and benefactors.

Over the years, CEHRD has carefully ensured that its activities are not influenced by politicians. This has been maintained through non acceptance of grants or gratifications from government, oil and gas multinationals or their agencies. The revenue accrued from crude oil which contributes to over 90% of the national revenue, since 1965, predominantly returns to the pocket of those in power and their allies.
Program Reports and Publications
Environment & Conservation
Organisational Capacity Building on Project Monitoring and Evaluation

The Centre for Environment, Human Rights and Development, (CEHRD), organised a 3-Day Organisational Capacity Building on Project Monitoring and Evaluation (M & E). The training which …

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Rural Health & Community Development
Town Hall Meeting in Obunagha Town, Bayelsa State

Town hall meeting in Obunagha town, Gbarain Clan, Yenagoa Local Government Area, Bayelsa State. This is one of series of activities being implemented by CEHRD …

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Child Right Project
CEHRD Upgraded Her Rachel Carson Library

To actualize her goal of becoming a Centre of Excellence for environmental research, human rights advocacy and sustainable green development, The Centre for Environment, Human …

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Human Rights & Governance
Radio Talk Show focused on addressing slum dwellers issues

CEHRD-led Citizen Journalists participated in radio talk-shows at Nigerian Info 92.3FM, Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The programmes led to calls from the general public indicating …

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Rural Health & Community Development
Improving Infrastructure and Sanitary Conditions in Luere–Beeri Community School

CEHRD implemented an infrastructural project for Luere-Beeri Community School in Khana Local Government Area, Rivers State. The solar-powered borehole water, one classroom block and water …

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Environment & Conservation
Assessing CEHRD’s Capacity on Lobbying and Advocacy

CORDAID carried out a Lobby & Organisational Advocacy Capacity Assessment of CEHRD, at CEHRD’s Ken Saro-Wiwa Hall of Fame. It was part of the requirements …

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