Public Affairs Section & American Cultural Center
The Public Affairs Section manages press, cultural, and educational activities for the U.S. Embassy in Niamey and is responsible for coordinating U.S. public diplomacy efforts in Niger. The section is housed in the American Cultural Center (ACC) and also includes the American Cultural Center and the Rosa Parks Library.
The Public Affairs Section handles all relations between the Embassy and the media, including Nigerien, U.S., and international journalists. It conducts press conferences, briefings, and interviews; arranges coverage of Embassy programs and activities; organizes dialogues for U.S. officials with their Nigerien counterparts; distributes texts, transcripts, and articles that explain U.S. policies; and informs the Ambassador and the State Department about Nigerien media coverage of issues related to U.S. policies. The Section also manages cultural and educational activities including exchange programs such as the Fulbright & Humphrey fellowship programs and the International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP); U.S. speaker programs; American cultural presentations; and conferences with local experts on issues of mutual U.S.-Nigerien interest. The American Cultural Center is a full-service lending/research library with access to the Internet and multiple on-line databases. It also has an expansive collection of books, periodicals and audio-visual materials available in English and French. American Cultural Center staff are available during regular business hours and by special appointment, to assist with requests for targeted research. They also offer educational advising services for students interested in studying in the United States.
American Cultural Center
Rue de la Tapoa
BP 11201, Niamey, Niger
Address from The United States
Public Affairs Section (PAS) Niamey
2420 Niamey Place
Dulles, VA 20189-2420
Phone: (227) 20-73-31-69 or 20-72-39-41
American Center: Mon & Wed-Sat, 9:00am-12:00 pm (public hours)
Tues mornings & weekday afternoons, 1:00-4:30 pm (by appointment only)
Educational Advising: Thurs & Fri, 3:00-4:30 pm
Public Affairs Officer & Director, American Cultural Center: Cynthia Faby
Cultural Affairs Officer: John Dow
American Space Director: Boubacar Assoumi
Cultural Affairs Specialist: Soumana A. Cissé
Media Specialist: Idy Baraou
Program Assistant: Aminata Zakari Ly
Alumni and Youth Outreach Coordinator: Hadiza Cissé
Educational Advisor/American Space Assistant: Oumar Adama Maiga
AV Technician/Web Master: Goudia Maman Hachirou
Secretary: Aissa Aoudi Diallo
Receptionist: Hamidou Amadou
Foreign Commercial Service Hours
Foreign Commercial Service Hours
The Foreign Commercial Service office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Brian Hall, Commercial Officer
Salifou Samaila, Commercial Assistant
The Commercial Service’s office at the U.S. Embassy is staffed by the State Department and provides information regarding U.S. commercial relations in the Africa, which is available from the U.S.Department of Commerce Africa page.
The Commercial Service exists in order to assist U.S. exporters and investors in international markets. For example, our office can provide U.S. business visitors with counseling, translation services, and direct introductions to key decision makers, with background checks on local companies of interest to potential U.S. investors or joint venture partners, and other useful vehicles.
We welcome U.S. business visitors, as well as local visitors interested in U.S. products, for whom we maintain a commercial library. Please call us at (227) 20-72-26-61 or fax us at (227) 20-73-31-67 for appointments or information.