This programme focuses on sustainable development which addresses the web of relationships between environmental protection, sustainable management of natural resources, and livelihood. In the Niger Delta context, the programme connects the extractive industry, specifically oil and gas, and the strong relationship between resource competition and conflict. The governance structure within which these interconnected issues are mediated is the basis of the programme.
NIDEREF’s Civil Governance programme revolves around issues of democracy and good governance. The programme focuses on local government, which also has a vital role in environmental, natural resources and conflict management at the local level. This programme is implemented through the organization’s Local Government Resource Centre.