About Us

Our Mission

Social Development Integrated Centre (Social Action) works to promote resource democracy, social justice and human rights in the sectors of energy, mining, the environment and climate change, trade and public budgets. We engage in research and monitoring, popular education and advocacy in solidarity with communities, activists and scholars working to promote social change in Nigeria and other countries in the Gulf of Guinea region of Africa


Mission Statement

Our mission is to promote platforms with the aim at encouraging change towards better democratic practices, people-oriented policy, improved livelihoods and human rights and advancing solutions to environmental and social problems.

Our Vision

The vision of Social Action is to build a democratic order in which communities of conscious citizens contribute to and benefit from building of just societies and an environment adequate for production and sustenance of life.

 Our strategic goals


Building networks of solidarity and action among citizens groups
We work to create networks and platforms for solidarity and collaboration among citizens groups to promote human rights and sustainability in the areas of public revenues, energy, mining and trade
Supporting community participation in development
We support marginalized communities to organise and take direct actions to protect their rights to resources and livelihoods, seek participation in development processes and defend democracy. Working through our Community Centres, networks and outreaches, we encourage participation in advancing solutions to environmental and social problems.
Investing in popular education to create alternative visions for social change

  • Working with communities and other citizens’ groups via our popular education platforms, we forge peoples’ alternatives to dominant but inadequate neoliberal development models while widening the spaces for civil society solidarity.
  • We focus on analysis of issues around specific policies and practices and how these interconnect and affect citizen’s rights and livelihoods.

Monitoring for impact on policies and practices
We monitor and document the environmental and social practices of government, private investors, international financial institutions and communities for use by local and international citizens groups involved in advocating for change
Supporting movements for social change
We participate in and support communities and social movements involved in resistance to the negative impacts of resource extraction, trade policy and climate change through the provision of information, media outlet and capacity building through community exchanges. In so doing, we are working to build a national citizens movement that is active in the global movement for social change