AVN, Laureate of the Momentum for Change Prize, invited to COP 20, Lima
AVN is honoured to be invited to attend the the 20th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP20) to the UNFCCC (UN Framework Convention on Climate Change), Lima, Peru, Dec 1-12, when we will be awarded the prestigious Momentum for Change Prize.
AVN laureate of the Momentum for change Prize
The Prize has been awarded to 12 innovative projects concerned with attenuation of, and adaptation to the effects of climate change. These are distinguished as "Lighthouse Activities", which have developed economic, social, and environmental solutions to the problem. AVN's work has been recognised as of major importance in the Urban poor category for its success in disseminating the NV concept:
- the relevance of the NV concept for resolving the urban housing problem
- an effective dissemination strategy which has resulted in the emergence and growth of a NV construction market based on trained NV artisans (the offer) and local clienteles (the demand)
- the replicability of this strategy conceptually, geographically, and through effective partnerships in the field
- the autonomy and durability of the NV markets leading to an endogenous, home-grown solution to the housing problem.
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Thomas Granier, CEO and Co-founder of the AVN Program, and Cécilia Rinaudo, Development Director, will receive the Momentum for change Prize on December 10th.
AN opportunity for forging new synergies & partnerships
This major occasion is an opportunity for AVN to present our Program to a wide variety of personalities, institutions and organisations involved in the climate change debate - in particular the representatives of African countries directly concerned with habitat problems and the related economic, social, environmental and professional training issues.
Meetings have already been arranged with some of our partners (Coordination Sud, Geres, etc.), and, for sure, the conferences, discussions, and workshops during the week will provide multiple networking opportunities for future partnerships and financial supports for AVN's work.
This event will allow us to expand our international network, improve our global visibility, and help us to plan our contribution to the 21st meeting of the Conference of Parties (COP21) which will be held in Paris next year...
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