Date: 1997 – Current

Location: Niger Delta, Nigeria

Main Characteristics / Economic Driver: A region characterized by violent conflicts and extreme poverty; Oil as an economical driver.

Objective: Creation of a Sustainable Socioeconomic Model for the Niger Delta Region, respecting its vocations, expectations, preserving its biodiverstiy and local culture
Pro Natura’s Role: Manager, Consultant, Financial Engineering Structuring, Fundraising

Achievements: Creation of a Local Development Agency whose main initiatives were: micro-development projects, micro-credit and creation of health, education and training institutions; Creation of several Development Foundations with members elected by the community; Award of Excellence for the Social Initiative of the Project in Akassas; Reapplied in other areas reaching 500 thousand people

Investment: +USD 15 million

Partnerships: Statoil, Shell, British Gas, Nexen, Frontier Oil, World Bank

Prizes: Excellence in Social Sustainability by the World Petroleum Congress; CWC for Excellence in Sustainable Development (2005/2006)

Pro Natura and the company Total Energia Sustainable Development Program Nigeria - Akassa - Niger River Delta