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AVN’s programme is supported by many financial and skill partners.

Season 2018/19 :


The French Development Agency has been supporting the roll-out of the programme in Burkina Faso, Mali and Senegal since 2013, and in Benin and Ghana since 2015.


The Autodesk Foundation supports the global programme for the 5 countries of action since 2015, including skills sponsorship and digital solutions.


Alwaleed Philanthropies co-finances AVN’s programme in all the countries of action since 2014.


The Dubaï Charity Association (DCA) co-financed the refugee relocation project in Mauritania in Diakré (2014> 2017) and finances a construction project in Mali for the period (2017> ...)


The Agency for the Environment and Sustainable Development (AEDD) pilot the Natural Resources and Climate Change Management Project (PGRNCC) financed by the World Bank on 3 circles in the regions of Kayes and Koulikoro in Mali.


The french department of Yvelines/ Yvelines International Cooperation and Development (YCID) cofinance since 2015, the opening of AVN’s programme in Benin through its "International Solidarity" arrangement. It financed the training of NV masons on the Maison des Yvelines worksite in Senegal and financed the launch of the institutional market in the northern region of Senegal (NV Fouta Program), a project conducted with NGO Le Partenariat.



Poland’s government, through the Polish Centre for International Assistance (PCPM) is financing a construction project in the Northern region of Burkina Faso, which includes the development of 60 NV houses in 15 communities, for the benefit of vulnerable populations, and the professional training of 30 chief masons and 60 NV apprentices. The project is being organised in partnership with 15 Naam Unions between September and December 2018.


The Cooperative Credit Bank get involved with AVN with the livret A comme Agir.


Teriya Amitié Mali financed in 2015 the training of NV masons on the construction site of a Misola Flour Production Plant in Niena region (Mali).


The french Ile de France Region finances the programme in Mali (2017> 2019). It also financed the construction of a NV classroom in Senegal in 14-15, through its device "Aramis".


The Fondation de France


The Ministry of the Environment of Quebec finances the program in Burkina Faso (2017> 2020) in partnership with Unisféra including capacity building of AVN-BF teams and support on CO2eq economy calculations.


World Centric finances the programme in Dioïla region (Mali).


The Ministry of Environment of Senegal works with AVN for the implementation of a project funded by the Global Environment Facility GEF


The Department of Cooperation and Cultural Action (SCAC) of the French Embassy in Ghana


The Department of Cooperation and Cultural Action (SCAC) of the French Embassy in Burkina Faso


Welt Hunger Hilfe Burkina Faso (WHH-BF) initiated from January to April 2018, in partnership with the Association for Ecological Projects and Reforestation (PER) and AVN, a pilot activity building Nubian Vault chicken coops in the town of Kongoussi. Other similar constructions are planned for the 2018-2019 season.


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