AVN Burkina awarded the special SIERO Eco-Habitat prize
After participating in Ouagadougou’s Salon International l’Environnement et des Énergies Renouvelables (SIERO) last season, AVN Burkina Faso was awarded the special SIERO Eco-Habitat prize for sustainable development. Two major prizes and eight special prizes were awarded at the 6th anniversary of the Salon in May 2017.
The Coordinator of the event, M. Check Omar Yéyé, visited the national AVN team in Boromo to give the prize in person to Boubacar Ouily, AVN-Burkina Faso’s National Coordinator.
He congratulated all the team for the quality of their work and for the deployment of the NV concept in both rural and urban areas of Burkina. He stressed the fact that the Jury had voted unanimously for the NV concept in respect of its fulfilment of the Eco-Habitat prize criteria (bio-climatic qualities, local materials, respect for the environment, ’green’ jobs).
This prize complements the many distinctions which recognise the contributions made by AVN’s programme in the environmental and sustainable development fields. The many low-carbon features of the NV ensure that it is an ecologically responsible construction technique, recognised by the Government of Burkina Faso as contributing to its commitments in favour of green developmental solutions .
 In 2015, during COP21 in Paris, Burkina Faso had explicitly mentioned the NV concept as part of its Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC).