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

Community Life

In 2024, 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:
 Thomas Granier, Fondateur
 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
 Carole Balducci-Helfer, Communication Manager

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?

  • Join now!
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Human Resource

French Team

Prospects Department

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

Projects and Programs Monitoring Department

  • Céline Robert, Projects and Programs Monitoring Manager
  • Zaccharie Dhennin, Projects Design & Monitoring Officer

Administrative and Financial Department

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

Training Department

  • Valérie Sandres, Training Department Coordinator

Contact AVN France

Burkina Faso Team

National Team (Boromo)
  • Séri Youlou – Founder, National Director
  • Boubacar Ouily, National Coordinator
  • Aimé Nana, Deputy National Coordinator
  • Adjaratou Yoin, National Production Manager
  • Yomboé Bado, National Training Mission Officer
  • N’taâ Fatim Traoré, Administrative and Financial Manager
  • Auguste Paul Ilboudo, Internal Controller Africa
  • Yembi Bazongo, Training Officer, Yako Branch

Contact AVN Burkina

Senegal Team

  • Denise Gnoumou, Assistant to the Administrative and Financial Manager
  • Issouf Yogo, Training Mission Officer, Branch Antenna
  • Djénéba Konaté, Technician

Contact AVN Senegal

Mali Team

National Team (Ségou)

  • Chiaka Santara, National Coordinator
  • Mamadou Baba Diarra, National Production Officer
  • Dramane Konaté, National Training Mission Officer
  • Agnès Dembélé, Administrative and Financial Manager
  • Adama Moumine Diallo, Production Officer, Branch Antenna

Contact AVN Mali

Benin Team

Donga/Djougou Branch (National Coordination)

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

Atacora/Tanguiéta Branch

  • Appolinaire Nambigou, Branch Production Officer
  • Julien Doffa, Branch Training Officer


  • Ulrich Houngbedji, Africa Training Department Manager

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 & Programme Monitoring).

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