Spotlight on local content, energy & investment opportunities in Niger

The 3rd ECOWAS Mining and Petroleum Exhibition and Forum (ECOMOF 2021) will focus on the local content, energy & investment opportunities in Niger, while gathering the ECOWAS Member States in Niamey, on 1-3 of December 2021. The attractiveness of the investment climate in the extractive industries depends on several conditions that govern the exploration and development of mineral substances. Key stakeholders will discuss the development of policy and regulatory frameworks, fiscal policies and institutional frameworks that encourage investment for the continued growth of natural resources and related infrastructure

ECOMOF 2021 will discuss the local content policy - the case of ECOWAS member states, with a special focus on how the development of local content is vital to achieve socio-economic objectives and strengthen the capacities of resident companies. However, to meet the demands for local content and technical skills, it is necessary to reflect on how governments, development and the private sectors can work together to empower the local workforce in terms of both investment and training. Discussions about local content will focus on the identification of local supply links, developing a set of specialized skills for technology-driven operations; ongoing projects on cooperation with universities and international vocational schools; case studies on the transfer of skills from international companies; and mobilizing capital for local content development

Access to energy is a concern for governments and businesses when looking to invest in new projects. A lack of energy capacity also has a significant impact on socio-economic growth. West African countries are facing power cuts, forcing companies to consider ways to provide their own energy sources. What are companies and governments doing to increase the region's energy capacity? ECOMOF 2021 will discuss the rising energy demands, such as renewable energy for mining; the use of natural gas as an energy source; the future role of fossil fuels; nuclear energy - a low-carbon energy option; and interconnection projects.

The 3rd edition of ECOMOF was officially launched in Niger on 15th of September and had the special participation of Mr Sédiko DOUKA, Commissioner for Energy and Mines, ECOWAS; Mr Mahamane Sani MAHAMADOU, Lead Minister, Minister of Petroleum, Energy and Renewable Energies, Republic of Niger; Mrs Ousseini Hadizatou YACOUBA, Minister of Mines, Republic of Niger; and Mr. Babacar DIALLO, Programme Officer, AMETRADE Senegal, AME Trade Ltd.

The 2021 participants can join ECOMOF 2021 as Delegate, Sponsor, Exhibitor and Speaker, by registering via or by email The 2021 edition has already confirmed Global Atomic, Orano, OM Goldstone Resources, Goviex Uranium, Endeavour, NIGELEC, IRD, Banque de L’Habitat du Niger, Savannah Energy, Somair, Imouraren, Cominak, Greenville Liquefied Natural, Oriba Petrolium, Manutention Africaine Niger, Minelab General Trading, Anglo Belgian Corporation, Interplast, and Foraco.