What We Do
The Ken Saro-Wiwa Foundation was founded in 2009 with its mission to foster environmental sustainability by supporting a climate in which the management of natural resources, technological advancements, investment decisions and socio-economic development all work in harmony, fulfilling the needs and aspirations of the people of the Niger Delta and its environs.
Our environmental sustainability approach focuses on advocacies promoting sustainable environmental practice through the application of domestic and international legal frameworks that ensures fair treatment of communities unjustly exploited and promotes activities for habitable environment.
Women and Child Empowerment
Women empowerment helps in boosting the status of women through literacy, education, training and awareness creation. Furthermore, women’s empowerment refers to women’s ability to make strategic life choices which had been previously denied them.
The foundation’s programmes emphasizes empowering women through education, reproductive health rights, increased participation in peace building, and political representation at all levels of decision-making.
Political Participation & Peace Building
Political participation includes a broad range of activities through which people develop and express their opinions on the world and how it is governed, and try to take part in and shape the decisions that affect their lives.
The Foundation human rights projects works aggressively for the abolition of the death penalty in Nigeria and the wider continent of Africa, Increased participation n peace building and political representation all levels of decision making is the core of the foundations mission.
Through the Ken Saro-Wiwa Technological Hub, the foundation aims to collaborate with the Nigerian Federal and state governments, international NGOs, diplomats and the people of the Niger Delta in conducting research and technology that will end environmental degradation and poverty in the Niger Delta while promoting peace and prosperity.