Better Building in Africa

Benin

Benin

The deployment of the programme in Benin began in 2014 around Djougou. To date, 7 local employees of the AVN Benin team implement the programme around the region.

Country information

  • Population in 2016: 10,8 million (56% rural)
  • GDP per capita: 789 $ - 33th African Rank (World Bank 2016)
  • Climate: Sudano-Sahelian in the north (AVN intervention zone) and sub-equatorial in the south
  • Opening of AVN programme: in 2014
  • Human Resources: 7 local employees
  • Deployment: 1 national office and 1 regional office

Key data

  • 2011: 1st NV constructions requested by first clients and partners
  • 2012 et 2013: Exploratoy missions and recruitment of a national coordinator
  • 2014: 1st AVN local team and opening of Djougou region
  • 2015 et 2016: 1st projects, masons and apprentices trained and local partnerships
  • 2017-2018: Regional duplication in Tanguiéta

Buildings constructed

  • 35 worksites completed since 2014 for a total of 1,300 m2
  • 74% of buildings used for housing
  • 89% of buildings constructed in rural areas
  • 19 localities with at least 1 NV building
  • 62% average growth in 2016-2017

Buildings constructed

  • 51 apprentices, masons, artisans and entrepreneurs active in 2016-2017
  • 36 new apprentices have joined the training in 2016-2017
  • 45 qualifications for trainees were approved by worksite
    foremen in 2016-2017, including 28 apprentices, 17 masons and 4 artisans
  • 26 cement masons received training at 11 worksites under the "Cement Mason Promotion"

Consult the "Training" section

Local partners

no partner listed

Current projects this season

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