By systematically monitoring and evaluating the gaps between policy and practice in the energy sector, we build new evidence for deepening multi-stakeholder understanding and participation in the formulation and implementation of energy reform policies and programs in Nigeria.

We proceed upon the premise that any activity along the energy supply chain or the management of natural resources must not be carried out in a way that threatens the sustainability of livelihoods, human settlements and the environment.

Learning Event on Innovative Program Design and Implementation Approaches

Ford Foundation’s West Africa Office, in collaboration with Spaces for Change|S4C convened a two-day learning event on Innovative Program Design and Implementation Approaches on April 12-13, 2018, in Lagos, Nigeria. Fiscal Justice is one of the Foundation’s core priorities. Along this line, the event brought together partners and grantees of the Ford Founding, comprising representatives…

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…