Programme opening in Benin and Ghana
This season, AVN is willing to open its program in Benin and Ghana.
During the 2012-13 season, two feasibility missions in pilot regions: Attaccora-Donga (north-west of Benin) and the Upper-East Region in Ghana, have confirmed the existence of appropriate economic, climatic and political conditions for a successful extension of the programme "Read more ..."
These two regions also share a geographical proximity to Burkina, which is a good asset for logistic reasons (transportation, monitoring, etc.). Moreover, the opening of Ghana has been a long-term goal achievement for AVN: settling the program in an English-speaking country for the first time is not only an opportunity to increase our international visibility, but also a chance to test our model in a zone mainly influenced by Anglo-Saxon cooperation, focused on supporting small entrepreneurship as the main way to fight underdevelopment.
For each country, we are setting up a 4-year project, with the following objectives:
- 130 Nubian Vaults built in 23 locations,
- 66 local jobs (masons, employees, key-persons),
- 260 tons of CO2 saved,
- 520 trees spared, and
- more than 1,000 beneficiaries.
These are ambitious goals, but we know they are achievable thanks to our experience and our strong motivation. Most importantly, these benefits will neitherot be limited in time, nnor dependanting on the programme extension: the triggering of local NV construction markets will allow these impacts to persist and increase even in the following years, when AVN will move to new regions.