08:00 - 08:45
Arrival of guests

09:00 - 10:30
Session 1: Opening Ceremony

Speech by the Representative of the French government

Opening speech by HE Issoufou MAHAMADOU the President of the Republic

Promotional film

Address by invited heads of state or their representatives;

• Mr Romain Schneider, Minister of Cooperation and Humanitarian Action, Luxembourg

• Mr Neven MIMICA, Development Commissioner, European Union

• Mr. Akinwumi ADESINA, President of the ADB

• Mr. Makhtar Diop, Vice President of the World Bank for Africa Region

• Mr. Abdoulaye MAR DIEYE, Director, UNDP Regional Office for Africa

• Mr. Moussa Faki Mahamat, President of the African Union Commission

• Dr. Bandar Al Hajjar, IDB President

• Mrs. Michaelle JEAN, Secretary General of the Organization of La Francophonie

• Ms. Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary of ECA

• Mr. Abdallah Boureima, President of the UEMOA Commission

• Mr. Sidi Ould Tah, Director General of BADEA

• Mr. David Owen, Deputy Director of the Africa Department of the IMF

• Mr. Remy Rioux, President of the World Club of Development Banks

10:30 - 10:45
Coffee Break

10:45 - 12:30
Session 2: Presentation of the PDES

Diagnosis and strategic directions of the PDES

Guest testimonials:

• Bilateral cooperation: Mr Raul MATEUS PAULA Ambassador of the European Union in Niger

• Multilateral cooperation: Mr. Bassary TOURE, Vice-President of BOAD

• International NGO: Lucas Honauer Director Country Action against Hunger, in the name of the International Organizations Represented in Niger

12:30 - 14:00

14:00 - 15:15
Panel 1: Transformation of the rural world

  • 3N Initiative: production growth, transformation, commercialisation, food and nutritional security, adaptation and resilience to climate change, rural code
  • Water, sanitation, hygiene; factors in the fight against povert
  • Rural electrification; effective energy access for villages and municipalities
  • Potential rural solutions
  • Smart Villages: ICTs to accelerate development of rural areas
  • Inclusive Finance: credit access for farmers, women, young entrepreneur

14:00 - 15:15
Panel 2: Security and Development

  • The link between Security and Development
  • Prevention and management of community and rural conflicts
  • Recovery and stimulus of development in zones in post-conflict situation
  • Financing of security to consolidate development
  • Refugees, displaced and migrants

14:00 - 15:15
Panel 3: Development and human capital

  • Demographic transition: Education of young girls, reproductive health, midwife training, empowerment of rural women
  • Education and training: primary, secondary and higher education, literacy, technical and vocational education
  • Health
  • Youth Employment

15:15 - 15:30
Coffee Break

15:30 - 16:45
Session 3: The key structural projects for the economic development of Niger

  • Kandadji Programme
  • Garadawa, Kao Cement Plants
  • Transport infrastructures (rail loop; airport, the Trans-Saharan, fibre optics…)
  • Energy infrastructures (Salkadamna 600-Megawatt plant, 2 pipelines, Kebi-Malanville-Niger transmission)

16:55 - 18:00
Session 4: PDES Implementation Mechanism

  • Financing and implementation
  • Reform for the implementation of the PDE
  • Tracking of the round table
  • Tracking-Assessment

18:00 - 19:00
Session 5: Announcements and Commitments from Technical and Financial Partners 

20:00 - 21:30
Official dinner (invitation only)

08:30 - 09:00
Welcome coffee

09:00 - 09:30
Introductory session

  • Introductory session:
  • Message from Mr. Mahamat Moussa Sidi Mohamed, President of the Chamber of Commerce, Representative of the Nigerian Private Sector
  • Message from Cheikh Oumar Seydi Director for Sub-Saharian Africa IFC
  • Message from Tony O ELUMELU, Chairman HIERS HOLDING (Youth Entrepreneurship)

Introductory word of HE the President of the Republic

Importance of the private sector in the economic and social development of the Country

09:30 - 10:30
Session 1: Business Climate and reforms in the private sector

  • Reforms in the framework of Doing Business Public / private dialogue platform
  • Testimony of a Nigerien private: Mrs. Maidah Zeinabou CEO Niger Milk
  • Testimony of a foreign private person operating in Niger: M. Manuel CARPRAUX Regional Director for West Africa Satom
  • Testimony of a young entrepreneur: Mr. Almoktar Amadou Allahoury

10:30 - 12:00
Panel 1: Business opportunities in the Niger Agro-industrial sector

10:30 - 12:00
Panel 2: Business opportunities in the Niger Extractive industry sectors (mines, oil etc…)


10:30 - 12:00
Panel 3: Business opportunities in the energy infrastructures, transport and telecommunications sectors


12:00 - 13:00
B to B and B to G

13:00 - 14:00

14:00 - 15:00
B to B et B to G

14:00 - 15:00
Meeting of Kandadji Programme Partners on the PAR 2 project (invitation only)

15:00 - 17:00
Session 2: Announcements and expressions of interests by private investors

05:15 - 05:45
Session 3: Closing ceremony

  • Final communiqué of the Round Table and Investor Forum;
  • Closing speech : HE Issoufou MAHAMADOU, President of the Republic of Niger

17:45 - 18:15
Final press briefing

18:15 - 20:00