Past event

Research Event

Making the Most of UK-Nigeria Links: Diaspora Investment in Nigeria

Chatham House, London

Africa Programme, Nigeria Project

Participants

Keynote speaker: David Heath MP, UK Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Nigeria

Overview

There are strong connections between Nigeria and the UK, with increasing opportunities for the Nigerian diaspora business community to develop its commercial presence and invest in Nigeria. Many recognize that by capitalizing on their cultural links and international networks they may tap into the economic potential of investing in Nigeria as well as in the UK. Efforts to encourage investment in Nigeria from the diaspora community are growing, and the overseas population is increasingly being looked to as a source of capital for the Nigerian market.

At this event the panel will discuss the practicalities of starting a business in Nigeria, opportunities for partnership, the challenges that diaspora business people face and current opportunities for diaspora investment and engagement.

This event is co-hosted by UK Trade & Investment (UKTI).

The event will be followed by an open reception.