Local economic development programs

Women working in the Niger Agapé center for professional training in baking and breadmaking

AREVA is Niger’s main industrial partner and as such actively participates in the country’s economic development.

The group encourages local sustainable development initiatives such as micro financing and training programs that can contribute to economic, social and environmental progress in Niger.

In 2006, AREVA redefined and reinforced its policy for supporting development for people living near the mines (neighboring urban and rural communities).

AREVA plans to spend 6 million euros a year over the next five years on economic development projects in Niger.


Droit à l’Énergie

The urban community of Arlit, the NGO Droit à l’Énergie, and AREVA have launched a program to bring electricity to the suburban districts of Arlit. The project will improve sanitary conditions and create jobs.

Salon de l’artisanat pour la femme

Salon de l’artisanat pour la femme

The SAFEM supports Niger women in their craft projects and enables them to develop their economic activities.

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AREVA supports Crédit Mutuel in the construction of offices in disadvantaged regions guided by local players in their projects.

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Ateliers Sans Frontières

Ateliers Sans Frontières

The AREVA Foundation, in association with Workshops Without Borders, has supported the provision of computers to various partners in Niger.

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Health: AREVA’s programs in Niger
Somaïr hospital. Arlit. Niger

AREVA demonstrates solidarity with the Nigerien people by providing first-class health care services to local populations as well as emergency aid.

Education: AREVA’s programs in Niger
AREVA foundation supports the renovation of the Arlit and Akokan middle schools : AREVA provides funding to improve working conditions at shool. Arlit, Akokan, Niger.

In Niger, AREVA supports education in the Arlit region, with projects to build, refurbish and equip schools.

AREVA group
AREVA's headquarters in Paris, France

By developing the synergies between AREVA’s carbon-free offers, the group’s 44,000 employees help supply as many people as possible with safer, cleaner and more economical energy.