Community Sensitization on Dangers of Oil Pipeline Vandalism

Community Sensitization on Dangers of Oil Pipeline Vandalism / Hacksaw Cut
Report ForSPDC Swamp 1 Communities in Akuku-Toru and Asari-Toru Local Government Areas of Rivers States
 
[October to November 2011]
 
[Short Community Sensitization Summary: Following two successful conflict management workshops organised by SPDC first between 3rd November and 10th December 2009, and secondly between 26th July to 21st September 2011, SPDC further engaged CIRCI to facilitate another workshop to sensitize communities on the dangers of oil pipeline vandalism and hacksaw cut. In this phase of community sensitization workshops series, over 692 participants from about 17 communities participated in the workshops. Each of the one-day community sensitization involved training sessions on “oil pipeline vandalism and hacksaw cut”, a syndicate session where participants were given opportunities to raise issues and concerns about the presentation as well as proffer workable solutions from the community perspective. The sessions each ended with a motivational talk on “enhancing your potentials towards a successful life.” Generally, the participants appealed for more of similar workshops to be organised for more host community persons for enlightenment purposes. The proceedings were also captured on camcorder.]

 

Project Title:

Community Sensitization on Dangers of Oil Pipeline Vandalism and Hacksaw Cut for SPDC Swamp 1 Production Team Communities in Akuku-Toru and Asari-Toru LGA of Rivers States

 

Sponsor / Organiser:

Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC), Port Harcourt.

 

 

Implementing / Facilitating NGO:

Community Inter Relations and Conciliation Initiative (CIRCI), Port Harcourt.

 

Project Objectives:

 

The objectives of the workshops were to build the capacities of the participants in:

  1. Appreciating environmental and social dangers of oil pipeline vandalism and hacksaw cut.
  2. Participating as community vanguards against oil pipeline vandalism and hacksaw cut.
  3. Supporting efforts aimed at ameliorating the negative effects of crude oil-related crimes.
  4. NGO used the opportunity of the workshop to give a motivational talk on how community people can have successful and progressive lifestyle.

Presentations made at the Community Sensitization Workshops

 

  • “Oil Pipeline Vandalism and Hacksaw Cut.”

 

  • “Enhancing Your Potentials Towards a Successful Life.”

 

Appendix I: Summary of communities with approximate number of participants

 

S/№ Host Community Participants   S/№ Host Community Participants
1 Abalama 14 10 Minama 20
2 Abonnema 233 11 Obonoma 35
3 Angulama 1 12 Ogonikiri 1
4 Atuka 1 13 Omekwe Tariama 3
5 Buguma 247 14 Sangama (Akulga) 1
6 Elem-Sangama 36 15 Sangama (Asalga) 13
7 Ido 15 16 Soku 38
8 Ifoko 12 17 Tema 1
9 Krakrama 21

 

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Cross sections of participants during Day 1 in Akuku-toru LGA

 

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Cross sections of the syndicate groups brain storming in Day 1

 

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Cross section of participants during Day 2 in Akuku-toru LGA

 

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Cross section of participants during the syndicate sessions for Day 2 in Akuku-toru LGA

 

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Cross sections of participants during the Asari-toru LGA campaign

 

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Two pictures showing participants brainstorming during the Asari-toru LGA syndicate sessions

 

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