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Centre for Environment, Human Rights and Development (CEHRD)

Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Joined November 2017

CEHRD works in Nigeria, with greater focus on the Niger Delta region, the hub of oil and gas production in Nigeria. CEHRD promotes human and environmental rights, and green development.

Presence in: Nigeria
Focus: Environmental Justice

CEHRD is a non-govenmental organisation that focuses on three main theme which include environment and conservation, human rights and gender equality, governance and rural development. CEHRD was founded on August 15, 1999 as the Niger Delta Project for Environment, Human Rights and Development (NDPEHRD) and was re-incorporated under its new name CEHRD in 2005. It is registered with the Nigerian Corporate Affairs Commission as a charity organization (CAC/IT/NO. 19258).

The activities of CEHRD over the last 12 years spread within its main themes. In terms of environment and conservation, CEHRD has built the capacity of people in the local community via trainings that can provide alternative livelihoods for peole whose land and livelihood structures have been destroyed by oil spill. With regards to human rights and gender issues, CEHRD has defended communities against environmental abuses – a case in point is the Bodo vs Shell litigation. Many activities have been undertaken in gender issues and rural development.

CEHRD is a leading member of the African Mangrove Network (AMN) working together to protect and conserve mangrove forests throughout the African Continent. CEHRD is also a foundation and board member of the National Coalition for Gas Flaring and Oil Spills in the Niger Delta (NACGOND) and the coordinating secretariat of the West African Human Rights Defenders Network (WAHRDN).

People Associated With This Organization

Nenibarini Zabbey

Centre for Environment, Human Rights...
Joined November 2017
Interests: Environmental Justice
I am currently the Coordinator (Executive Director) of the Centre for Environment, Human Rights and Development (CEHRD).

The Centre for Environment, Human Rights and Development (CEHRD), linked the Bodo community to the UK law firm, Leigh Day and Co., who litigated the Bodo 2008 and 2009 spill case in London.
Being a human and environmental rights organisation that strives to protect the rights of vulnerable persons in Nigeria, joining Global Legal Empowerment Network would enhance CEHRD's capacity and networking outcomes

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