After completing a Masters at SOAS Joseph Hurst- Croft worked for the All Party Parliamentary Group on the Great Lakes Region. He has since worked for Conciliation Resources and then played in central role in the formation of Stakeholder Democracy Network. He has held the office of Executive Director since 2006 and splits his time between the UK and Nigeria. Joseph regularly comments in the media on issues relating the Niger Delta and has written extensively on current events in the region over the last 6yrs.
"I was stunned at the incisive level of debate, the packed venues, the calibre of the panellists and audience... getting out for face-to-face intelligent, gritty and gloves-off exchanges of views."
Humphrey Hawksley, BBC World Affairs Correspondent