The deployment of the programme in Ghana started in 2014.
To date, 92 NV projects have been carried out for the benefit of more than 850 people, 25 NV apprentices, masons and artisans are active on the market and 1 local employee is involved in the dissemination of the programme.
- Population in 2020: 31,1 million (42% rural)
- GDP per capita: $2205 (World Bank 2020)
- Climate: Sudano-Sahelian
- 2012 et 2013: Exploratoy missions and recruitment of a national coordinator (VSI)
- 2014: 1st AVN local team and opening of Bolgatanga region
- 2015 et 2016: 1st private and institutional projects and local partnerships, 1st local masons and apprentices trained
- 2017: Regional duplication in Garu
- 2017-2018: implementation of the IU-IT strategy
- 1 Zonal Office in Garu
- 2 Implementation Units (IU)
- 1 indirect action zone (Bolgatanga)
To date, there is more than 92 NV projects carried out in Ghana for an area of approximately
3,000 m2, for the benefit of more than 855 people. The average annual growth is 14% since the beginning of the programme in 2014.
The refocusing of activities towards the Garu region in 2017 illustrates AVN’s desire to develop the Ghanaian NV market towards rural populations, the core target of the program.
- 13 worksites completed representing a built area of 306 m2
- 100% of buildings used for housing in rural areas
- 3 new localities with at least 1 NV building
- 46% of sites found independently by NV masons (-47%)
- 68 new user-beneficiaries
Update August 2021
Training of a workforce
In 2020-21, 25 apprentices, masons and artisans including 3 Masons Trainers are active in the NV market in Ghana.
- 25 active apprentices, masons, artisans and entrepreneurs (-11%)
- 5 apprentices who began their training this season
- 17 new qualifications (+21%)
Training activities: 7 modules
- 3 on-site training
- 4 academic modules
Update August 2021
AVN’s IU-IT strategy involves strong mobilization of partners.
Operational partners (OP)
- El Hassan Charitable Relief Foundation
- Mihoso international
Relay partners (RP)
Technical partners (TP)
Notable projects and activities
Here is a selection of remarkable projects and activities implemented in Ghana in recent seasons:
- Partnership with the Youth Harvest Foundation
The Youth Harvest Foundation (YHF) has been working for 3 seasons with AVN Ghana to provide affordable housing for farmers and teachers, improving both the storage and storage of agricultural produce and the education of children.
“The use of local materials for construction is an opportunity for disadvantaged rural populations to be able to build and live in sustainable but affordable housing. As an organization, we were interested in the VN concept because it has a strong potential for job creation for young people.
At the start of each construction, residents often express doubts about the viability of such a building. When it is finished, on the other hand, everyone is impressed with the results.
Through collaboration with AVN, we want to provide a significant solution to the housing deficit in these sectors, by setting up an ambitious project that would include construction / training / awareness. "
(Interview with John Krugu, Managing Director YHF)
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