Better Building in Africa

Ghana

Ghana

The deployment of the programme in Ghana started in 2014 around Bolgatanga. To date, 4 local employees and 1 VSI of the AVN Ghana team implement the programme around 2 regions: Bolgatanga and Garu.

Country information

  • Population in 2016: 28,2 million (45 % rural)
  • GDP per capita: 1513 $ - 20th African Rank (World Bank 2016)
  • Climate: Sudano-Sahelian
  • Opening of AVN programme: in 2014
  • Human Resources: 4 local employees and 1 VSI
  • Deployment: 1 national office and 1 regional office

Key data

  • 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

Buildings constructed

  • 27 worksites completed since 2014 for a total of 1,180 m2
  • 56% of buildings used for housing
  • 49% of buildings constructed in rural areas
  • 18 localities with at least 1 NV building
  • 15% of the clients got in touch directly with their contracting mason, without AVN’s teams’ support in 2016-2017
  • 47% average growth in 2016-2017

Training of a workforce

  • 31 apprentices, masons, artisans and entrepreneurs active in 2016-2017
  • 24 new apprentices have joined the training in 2016-2017
  • 28 qualifications for trainees were approved by worksite
    foremen in 2016-2017, including 22 apprentices, 6 masons and 2 artisans
  • 9 cement masons received training

Consult the "Training" section

Local partners

  • Youth Harvest Foundation (YHF)
  • Peal Deng
  • Widows and Orphans Movement

Consult the "Partners" section

Current projects this season

on going redaction

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