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The Nubian Vault Association is a non-profit association working through a social entrepreneurship approach.

Community Life

In 2022, AVN has 30 active members including a Board of Directors made up of 8 members who are responsible for the moral and legal duties related to their positions:
 Benoît Lambert, President, retired
 Cécilia Rinaudo, Vice President, communication officer
 Jean-Marie Crombez, Treasurer, Retailer
 Laurent Fofana, Secretary, retired
 Anthony Kaye, retired
 Jean-François Naud, Film Director
 Mand Ryaira Ngarara, Public service executive
 Pierre Beaudoin, retired

The Board of Directors meets once a quarter, including a General Assembly in September, to which members of the association are invited to participate.

AVN’s articles

France: The Nubian Vault Association is an independent french association under the law of 1901. The registered office is located at 7, passage Voltaire - 78 400 Carrières-sur-Seine in the Yvelines, and the offices are at 7 rue Jean Jaurès - 34190 Ganges (Herault).

International: Policy and Code of Conduct on Prevention and Response to Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

International: "Shared Ethics", Charter of Coordination SUD and its members

International: Memorandum of understanding with The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)

Burkina: A partnership agreement was signed between the Burkinabé Government and AVN on May 18, 2009, in order to frame the commitments of each of the parties relating to AVN’s activities in Burkina Faso.

Mali: On March 11, 2011, the Government of Mali officially authorized AVN to carry out all of its activities in the territory of Mali.

Senegal: On October 27, 2014, the Senegalese Government officially authorized AVN to operate throughout Senegal.

Ghana: On February 21, 2017, the Government of Ghana officially recognized AVN as an NGO acting on its territory.

Benin: On August 14, 2015, the Government of Benin officially authorized AVN to operate throughout Benin.

AVN General Meeting
Septembre 2016 - Le Villaret

Join the association as member!

In view of the growth of the program, the Board of Directors wishes to reinforce its expertise by inviting development, company or administration stakeholders to join its ranks. Would you like to use your skills in the areas of the AVN program (housing, vocational training, advocacy, social economy, project management, etc.) and invest your time to support its development?

  • Contact our President:
    The membership fee to the Association la Voûte Nubienne is 10 € / year.

Human Resource

French Team

General Direction
  • Thomas Granier, Co-founder and General Director
  • Céline Robert, Deputy Director and Coordinator of the Monitoring-Evaluation & Market + Monitoring of Projects and Programme Departments

Prospects Department

  • Sylvia Maeght, Project Development Manager
  • Anne-Cécile Ragot, Development and Partnerships Manager
  • Chloé Adloff , Communications Manager

Project and Programme Monitoring Department

  • Céline Robert,, Project and Programme Monitoring Manager
  • Zaccharie Dhennin, Design & Project Monitoring Manager
  • Annette Huraux, Project Monitoring, Prospecting and Advocacy Officer

Administrative and Financial Department

  • Coraline Bellin-Le Borgne, Administrative and Financial Department Director
  • Marie-Laure Canal, Management Controller
  • Julie Gomez, Administrative and Financial Assistant

Training Department

  • Valérie Sandres, International Coordinator Training Department

Contact AVN France

Burkina Faso Team

National Team (Boromo)
  • Séri Youlou – Founder, National Director
  • Boubacar Ouily, National Coordinator
  • Adjaratou Yoin, National Production Manager
  • Nédanra Tiène, National Production Manager
  • Maïmouna Sawadogo, Administrative and Financial Agent
  • N’taâ Fatim Traoré, Administrative and Financial Manager
  • Denise Gnoumou, Administrative and Financial Manager Assistant
  • Yomboé Bado, National Training Officer
  • Ousseni Zida, Partner Production Manager
  • Auguste Paul Ilboudo, Internal Controller Africa

Technical Expertise Department

  • Adama Ibouldo, Controller Mason

Training Department

  • Ulrich Houngbedji, Manager of the Africa Training Center

Dédougou Antenna

  • Houdou Bagayoko, Antenna Coordinator, Field Manager
  • Issouf Yogo, Head of Training and Antenna Production
  • Tiguiani Sanogo, Antenna Training Officer

Yako Antenna

  • Daniel Sankara, Antenna Coordinator, Field Manager
  • Yembi Bazongo, Antenna Training Officer
  • Steve Léonce Sanon, SHIFT Project Manager
  • Bakary Traoré, Administrative and Financial Assistant

Koupéla Antenna

  • Aimé Nana, Antenna Coordinator and ENABEL Project Manager
  • Mafarma Sanou, Administrative and Financial Assistant
  • Joseph Sedgo, Antenna Training Officer

Contact AVN Burkina

Mali Team

National Team (Ségou)

AVN Mali team (National)
  • Chiaka Santara, National Coordinator
  • Mamadou Baba Diarra, National Production Manager
  • Dramane Konaté, National Training Officer
  • Agnès Dembélé, Administrative and Financial Manager
  • Sékou Daba Diarra, Administrative-Financial and Production Department Assistant

Segou Antenna

  • Souleymane Koné, Channel Coordinator

Dioïla Antenna

AVN Mali team (Dioïla)
  • Adama Siaka Diarra, Antenna Coordinator
  • Adama Moumine Diallo, Antenna Production Manager

San Antenna

  • Michel Tienou, Antenna Coordinator

Koutiala Antenna

  • Salifou Bagayogo, Antenna Coordinator

Contact AVN Mali

Benin Team

Donga / Djougou Antenna (National Coordination)

  • Narcisse Sare Ali, National Coordinator
  • Fernando Kouagou, Administrative and Financial Manager
  • Bariétou Mamam Soumanou, Versatile Agent
  • Moudachirou Dramane, National Production Manager
  • Jean-Marcel Biao, National Training Manager

Atacora / Tanguiéta Antenna

  • Appolinaire Nambigou, Antenna Production Manager
  • Julien Doffa, Antenna Training Officer

Contact AVN Benin

Ghana Team

Garu (National coordination)

  • Emmanuel Azumah Atubiga, Antenna Coordinator

Contact AVN Ghana

In order to improve the implementation and steering of activities, during the season AVN established an organisational system broken down into Departments and Divisions:

  • the Operational Department works on the effective and geographical implementation of AVN activities in the areas in which the programme is present
  • the Expertise Department brings together the Monitoring-Evaluation & Market, Technical Expertise and Training Divisions;
  • the Management Department brings together the program’s support activities (Administrative and Financial Divisions, Prospects, Project & Program Monitoring).

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