Trade and Investment Mission to Niger

Trade and Investment Mission to Niger


On Wednesday 15th March 2023, in partnership with the British Embassy in Niamey and UKEF, DMA hosted the UK-Francophone West and Central Africa Trade and Investment Mission to Niamey. 

Over two days the packed schedule included high-level B2G meetings with nine line ministries including the Ministries of Commerce, Plan, Industry and Agriculture and site visits to Niger Lait and Veolia's new water sanitation plant in the capital. We also witnessed a major in-principle investment into the energy sector and a bi-lateral agreement between UKEF and the Government of Niger.

Very many thanks for mission sponsors Planet One and ERG. Also, mission supporters the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, the British Embassy in Niamey, UKEF and the Government of Niger for their incredible support.


DAY 1 - Wednesday 15th March. Venue: Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Niger

09:00 – 09:10: Opening Remarks

  • HE Catherine Inglehearn, British Ambassador to Niamey

11:00: The Nigerien Offer - Business Climate, Regulatory Framework and Investment Opportunities

Moderator: Mr Atam Sandhu, Mission Lead and CEO, DMA Invest

  • Representative of Ministry of Mines
  • Representative of Ministry of Petroleum
  • Representative of Ministry of Energy
  • Representative of Ministry of Agriculture
  • Representative of Ministry of Livestock and Equipment
  • Chamber of Commerce and Industry Niger

11:15 – 12:15: Presentation of Niger's Financial Infrastructure

  • APBEF Niger
  • Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Niger 

12:45 – 13:45: Audience with Minister and Secretary General of Technical Education and Vocational Training

14:30 – 15:30: Audience with the Minister of Trade and Secretary General Ministry of Agriculture

15:45 – 16:45: Audience with Minister of Planning and Secretary General Ministry of Finance

19:00 – 21:00: Private and Banking Sector Networking Reception

DAY 2 - Thursday 16th March

09:45 – 10:30: Industrial Site Visit One, NIGERLAIT SA Industrial Zone

11:00 – 13:00: B2B meetings and presentation of UK Export Finance to the Private Sector

14:00 – 15:00: Audience with Minister of Industry and Youth Entrepreneurship

15:00 – 16:00: Audience with Ministry of Agriculture

  • Ministre Conseiller Spécial du President and Coordinator of the Development and Coordination Unit of the "Agro-Industrial Poles" Programme
  • Executive Secretary of the National Network of Chambers of Agriculture (RECA)

16:15 – 17:00: Industrial Site Visit Two, Société d’Exploitation des Eaux du Niger (Veolia Water Sanitation Plant)

20:00 – 21:30: British Embassy in Niger Private Dinner