October 10 - 12 last, AVN took aprt in the SXSW Eco Conference in Austin, Texas, as a Finalist in the 'Place by Design' Competition, category 'Resilience and Health'. Read more...
AVN received a Momentum for Change Prize at the 20th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP20) to the UNFCCC (UN Framework Convention on Climate Change), Lima, Peru, Dec 1-12, 2014.
The Prize was awarded to 12 innovative projects concerned with attenuation of, and adaptation to the effects of climate change. These "Lighthouse Activities", have developed economic, social, and environmental solutions to the problem.
AVN's work was recognised as being of major importance in the Urban poor category.
Seri Youlou, Co-founder and Operations Manager of AVN-Africa, was distinguished among the "100 innovations for a sustainable development" in Africa in 2013, a contest organized by the French Agency of Development and the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
AVN, sponsored by Eiffage Foundation, was awarded by the French Ministry of ecology, sustainable development and energy int the 2013 edition of the "Sponsorship for the environment and sustainable development award".
Winner of the Social Enterprise Award (International section) by the newspaper La Tribune, in conjuction with the bank BNP Paribas, Paris, June 2011.