The Nubian Vault Association (AVN) was established in 2000 by a French mason, Thomas Granier, and a Burkinabe farmer, Séri Youlou.
AVN’s mission is to help reverse housing problems for the many in Africa, promoting the development of an adapted housing market, via the diffusion of the NV technical concept.
AVN’s programme is implemented in 5 countries in Sahelian Africa: Burkina Faso, Mali, Senegal, Benin and Ghana through several intervention themes:
- Awareness of the NV concept
- Training of the sector
- Transferring ownership to local actors
- National and international advocacy