• November, 2012
  • By: 
    M.Hoben, D.Kovick, D.Plumb & J.Wright

Corporate and Community Engagement in the Niger Delta

Lessons Learned from Chevron Nigeria Ltd’s GMOU Process

This case study seeks to draw lessons from a large-scale and ongoing community engagement process involving Chevron Nigeria Ltd. and hundreds of communities impacted by its onshore operations in the Niger Delta. Conceived of by the Consensus Building Institute (CBI)2 and the Niger Delta Partnership Initiative (a foundation created by Chevron), the case was written in an effort to increase shared understanding of the key elements in effective corporate-community engagement, particularly in complex environments such as Nigeria’s Niger Delta.

The study draws on two Participatory Stakeholder Evaluations conducted in 2008 and 2011 that captured community, government and company views about the community engagement initiative. It also reflects the authors’ direct experience with the engagement process, as well as interviews with stakeholders conducted by Harvard University as part of a documentary project.

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