The French Ambassador to Senegal visits the DEFI-VN project
In February the French Ambassador to Senegal, His Excellence Philippe Lalliot, paid a visit to the NV Hôtel de Département of Matam and the construction site of the Hôtel de Département of Kanel, and also met the stakeholders of the DEFI-VN project (see below) which is due to launch soon.
In post since then end of 2019, the Ambassador had already met the staff of the NGO Le Partenariat, AVN’s partner for the NV Fouta projects (2016>2021) and DEFI-VN.
The DEFI-VN project: the Conseil Départemental des Yvelines, in partnership with the Departments of Kanel, Matam and Podor, has proposed a new project to the AFD, financed by FICOL, to promote NV ecoconstruction and the training of the actors of the sector (NV artisans and their teams, technicians, contractors, firms etc.), including the integration of NV training into the programmes of the three Professional Training Centres. AVN and Le Partenariat would implement this project with the support of the relevant Senegalese Departments and the Conseil Départemental des Yvelines and its representative in the Fouta, the Maison des Yvelines.