Promoting employability and SME development
Creating sustainable cities
Promoting the energy transition
Supporting agricultural activity
Promoting resilience in the Northeast
Supporting ECOWAS and regional integration
Nigeria is the driving force in West Africa and more generally of the African continent. It is the most populous country in Africa and the continent’s leading economy. The country is faced with a wide disparity in wealth, territorial imbalances and weaknesses in governance. AFD focuses on the diversification of the country’s economy, the low-carbon energy transition and sustainable and productive agricultural activity to ensure food security. Since 2018, AFD has been operating in new sectors: governance, higher education, sanitation, cultural and creative industries, digital technologies and sport.
Thanks to AFD’s contribution, 2 million people benefit from easier access to drinking water. Building on its regional base, the AFD agency in Abuja finances the agricultural development activities of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) for the benefit of Nigeria and its neighboring countries.