Local economic development programs
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.