About AVN

This page contains a selection of documents in English about AVN and its program which you can download:

> Annual Report 2014/15 (PDF, 20 MB) This well illustrated 82 page report also documents the achievements of AVN over the last 15 years, from its inception as a pilot project with a few volunteers and a tiny budget in the year 2000, to the present-day organisation with an annual budget of 850,000 euros, 51 salaried staff, and significant results and impacts: 380 trained NV masons, 300 apprentices in training, over 1,500 Nubian Vault buildings completed, in 700 different localities in 5 West African countries...

> AVN 2015 Brochure (PDF, 3.57 MB)  This, our latest and most comprehensive brochure, was prepared initially for the UNFCCC climate change conference in Lima in December 2014, to which AVN was invited as one of 12 laureates for the COP20 Momentum for Change Award.

> la Voûte Nubienne: Promoting sustainable housing through social enterprise(2015)
In Earth Architecture and Tradition, published in April 2016 by the Institute of History of Art, Building Archaeology, and Restoration at the Vienna University of Technology in cooperation with the Institute of Comparative Research in Architecture (PDF, 2.0 MB).

> AVN 2014 brochure (pdf, 1.7 mb)  This beautifully illustrated 28 page brochure includes the latest information on the progress of our program, together with updated contact details for AVN's offices in Burkina Faso, Mali, and Senegal.

> Training and support of masons in mud-brick vault construction Paper presented by Tony Kaye, AVN Vice-President, at EBUK (Earth Building UK) Conference, Norwich Cathedral, Feb 14th, 2014 (PDF, 2.4 MB, 8 pp)

> Affordable, sustainable housing for as many people as possible.... (April, 2013) A complete set of brochures covering the housing challenge in Africa, the NV technical solution, and AVN's dissemination program; with documents on how to fund a project, how to donate a building, and how to become an AVN field partner or franchisee.

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> MONITORING, EVALUATION & IMPACTS (2012) A 'dashboard' presentation of cumulative results and impacts, and country summaries of 2011-2012 season results (PDF, 630 KB)

> Going Green: A Handbook of Sustainable Practices in Developing Countries (2012) AVN's programme figures in this report by UN Habitat. The AVN case study, one of ten key projects in the world featured, is on pp 107 - 110. UN Habitat Nairobi, 2012 (PDF, 7,2 MB)

> CHINESE/ENGLISH BROCHURE (2012) An A5 brochure prepared for the World Economic Forum meeting in Tianjin, China, Sept 2012 (PDF, 8.5 MB)

> Presentation of AVN Program in Arabic (2012) , prepared for the Dubai International Award (PDF, 5.4 MB)

> Presentation of AVN Program in English (2012) , prepared for the Dubai International Award (PDF, 2.2 MB)

> FRENCH/ENGLISH BROCHURE (2012) An illustrated 22-page A5 brochure (PDF, 4.5 MB)

> SEED BROCHURE (2012) A flyer produced for the SEED symposium, Johannesburg (PDF, 3.25 MB)

> Summary of Impacts (2011) An illustrated slide show (19 slides) (PDF, 3.1 MB)

> AVN Brochure (2011) A seven-page brochure about AVN (PDF, 6.4 MB)

 > AVN Brochure (2011) A 3-folds leaflet about AVN (PDF, 4.6 MB)

> Earth Roofs in the Sahel: A Case Study (2009) A 23 page account of the AVN Program, its rationale and impact, with illustrations, plans, and charts, marking the 10th anniversary of the Program. (PDF, 1.2 MB)

> Ghardaia Conference Paper (2006) A case-study of the AVN Earth roofs in the Sahel program, delivered at the conference Living in Hot Deserts, Ghardaia, Algeria, Dec 2006. (PDF, 1.0 MB)