Bolstering Community Participation in Assa North and Ohaji South Gas Development Project in Imo State

Over 300 inhabitants of Assa village, in Ohaji Egbema Local Government Area of Imo State, attended SPACES FOR CHANGE’s| S4C’s community workshop, Bolstering Community Participation in Extractive Resource Management, held on October 12, 2018. Assa is the host community of Seplat Petroleum Development Company, operators of the Assa North and Ohaji South | ANOH gas…

Learning from Mining-Impacted Communities in Ghana

A linking-and-learning visit to Saaman, a mining-impacted community in the Fanteakwa District of Ghana’s Eastern Region, afforded SPACES FOR CHANGE / S4C an opportunity to learn about other advocacy approaches resource-rich communities in the West African sub-region are using to push for environmental justice and community participation in natural resource governance. WACAM,  the premier community-based…

AKWA-IBOM OIL PRODUCING COMMUNITIES’ MEMORANDUM SUBMITTED TO THE HOUSE REPS COMMITTEE ON PETROLEUM INDUSTRY BILL

In May 2018, SPACES FOR CHANGE | S4C held series of consultative meetings with the political and traditional leaders of Akwa Ibom State, especially those from the oil producing communities to sensitize them on the provisions of the latest oil reform statute, the Petroleum Host and Impacted Communities Development Bill 2018. At these meetings, S4C…

Memorandum Submitted to the House of Representatives’ Adhoc Committee on the Petroleum Industry Bills

The Nigerian parliament, specifically the House of Representatives’ Adhoc Committee on the Petroleum Industry Bills convened a public hearing on the underlisted draft oil reform statutes on May 15 – 17, 2018, namely: 1. Petroleum Host & Impacted Communities Development Bill (PHCDB) 2 Petroleum Industry Fiscal Bill 2018 and 3. Petroleum Industry Administration Bill 2018.…

Analysis of the Petroleum Host & Impacted Communities Development Bill 2018

Nigeria’s Petroleum Industry Bill has been split into a number of distinct legislations which now include: 1. Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB) 2. Petroleum Host & Impacted Communities Development Bill (PHCDB) 3 Petroleum Industry Fiscal Bill 2018 and 4. Petroleum Industry Administration Bill 2018.   The Petroleum Host & Impacted Communities Development Bill 2018 aims…

Ford Foundation’s Leadership Visits Lagos

Hilary Pennington, Executive Vice President and Xavier Briggs, Vice President of the Ford Foundation visited Lagos, Nigeria in February 2018.   A panel discussion organized on February 20, 2018 at the Ford Foundation Office in West Africa, provided an opportunity for the Foundation’s leadership to meet with grantees and partners to discuss how extractive industries can benefit better countries and…

Petroleum Host Community Development Bill, 2016: Key Findings

Definition of Host Community: The Petroleum Host Community Development Bill (PHCDB), 2016, expands the definition of the term, host community. It accommodates communities across the country either directly involved or affected by petroleum production operations. It is instructive to note that communities directly involved or affected by petroleum production operations do not experience the same levels of…

Consultative Meeting on the Petroleum Host Community Development Bill

On October 25, 2017, Spaces for Change (S4C) convened a consultative meeting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on the Petroleum Host Community Development Bill, 2016. The meeting brought together 40 leaders of petroleum host communities, women, youth, cultural and non-governmental organizations, including the representatives of state legislative houses, academia and the media.   In his…