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Community Development Advocacy Foundation (CODAF) also known and registered  with the Corporate Affairs Commission as RURAL COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT INITIATIVE (RUCEi), CAC/IT/NO 121951. Founded in 2013, CODAF works to bridge the communication gap between policy makers and the grassroots AND raise awareness of rural dwellers and empowering them to be active players in environmental decision making. This mandate is anchored on article 24 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights which states that “All peoples shall have the right to a general satisfactory environment favourable to their development”.

CODAF's commitment in promoting local struggles for environmental justice won its recognition as the Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) of the year award by Jewel Affairs, a movie industry at the Isoko Award Night in December 2018. 

CODAF is prominently connected to grassroots development projects. The organization is promoting good governance through her two major governance projects, the Niger Delta Youths Environmental Summit (NDYES) and the School of Governance. At the moment CODAF is enhancing the rights of women and youths in rural communities in Delta State to participate actively in environmental decision making. CODAF’s constructive engagement with the federal government of Nigeria contributed to the flag-off of the Ogoni Cleanup. We have engaged more than 1000 Niger Delta youths directly in the past 5 years. 

CODAF is the Co-Chair on Environment for Open Governance Policy in Delta State and the Delta Central Coordinator for Delta State COVID-19 Emergency Intervention Group. CODAF is also a member of Green Alliance Nigeria, a Nigerian NGO coalition for the protection of the Environment and the Transition Monitoring Group (TMG). With support from TMG, CODAF mobilized other CSOs for the monitoring of the 2019 general elections. 



We envision a self-sufficient community in the management of their environment and resources without any form of marginalization.

To engage in intervention projects that builds the capacity and empowers rural community people to defend their collective rights to participating in natural resource governance through a right-based approach

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Benin Evuarherhe Richard

Executive Director and Co-Founder of CODAF

Richard has been the Executive Director of CODAF since 2013

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Benin Evuarherhe Richard

Executive Director and Co-Founder of CODAF

Etolor Oyindoubra

Admin/M&E Officer

She heads the M&E Department

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Etolor Oyindoubra

Admin/M&E Officer

Gadibia Victory

Finance Officer

He facilitates all the financial transactions of CODAF

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Gadibia Victory

Finance Officer

Uruemu Judith

Program Officer

She is the program lead for CODAF

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Uruemu Judith

Program Officer

Ubrei-Joe, M. Mariere

Director of Programmes & Administration

Ubrei-Joe is a co-founder of CODAF and serves the organization on part-time. He directs and coordinate all the programmes and Administrative activities of the organization

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Ubrei-Joe, M. Mariere

Director of Programmes & Administration

Egoagwu Caroline

Programme Officer & Head of Benin Office

She heads the Benin Office of CODAF and she leads in the Organization's anti-Climate Change Programmes

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Egoagwu Caroline

Programme Officer & Head of Benin Office

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