International Folklore Festival

street performance with Nigerien nomad artist troupe 

Nigerian nomad artist troupe in Romans

As a company that is open to the world, AREVA benefits from contact with local cultures. To help protect traditions, the group sponsored the Nigerien Aourinde troupe at the International Folklore Festival, held July 3-11, 2010, in Romans (Drôme region).

The cultural diversity festival

Organized by the Empi et Riaume association, the 33rd festival offered shows, street performances, an artist market, a dinner show, and school visits in the Romans area.

Ten groups took to the streets. These musicians and dancers came from the 4 corners of the world: from Niger to the Basque region, passing through Easter Island, Mongolia, Georgia and Peru.

Discovering Fula culture

FBFC, a loyal festival partner, sponsored the Nigerien Aourinde troupe in partnership with AREVA’s sponsorship department. The artists are all natives of the desert around Abalak and Tchin-Tabaraden, 700 kilometers north of Niamey. They are nomad artists, mainly from livestock farming families.

The partnership fits perfectly with the AREVA group’s sponsorship policy, as it is present in Niger and works to promote North-South intercultural exchange. The meetings organized during the festival enabled Romans FBFC personnel and schoolchildren to better understand the Fula culture.

Mobilized against famine

To confront the famine that raged through the first half of 2010, a solidarity chain and a fundraising campaign were put into place during the 10 days of the festival. The goal: to help these livestock farmers acquire cattle.

Corporate responsibility
Environmental monitoring: freshwater sampling. Village near Cominak. Akouta. Niger. Africa

During 40 years of operations in Niger, AREVA has created a sustainable partnership with the country in the areas of industry, environmental protection, health and social welfare.

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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.