Enforcing Capacities and Developing Nubian Vaults Market in Burkina Faso
The challenge:? Based on UN figures, 100 million people in sub-Saharan Africa lack access to decent housing - many families live in fragile tin-roofed shacks, and these are the lucky ones...Because of desertification and overpopulation, the bush timber and thatch used locally for building traditional roofs are no longer available, and corrugated iron sheets are obviously not a solution (too fragile, too hot, to expensive).
This is a huge problem, but AVN has the solution : “A ROOF, A SKILL A MARKET”
The solution: AVN (Nubian Vault Association) has designed an appropriate construction technique - Nubian Vaults - enabling people to build very comfortable houses, long lasting, cheaper and affordable, using only sun-dried mud bricks: NO WOOD, NO METAL, NO CEMENT.
In order to disseminate it, we propose to local authorities and NGOs the opportunity to pump-prime the market for this technique in the regions where they work.
And it works:? To date, in West and Southern Africa, around 272 entrepreneurs from the poorest communities have sold almost 2,000 such Nubian Vaults to their clients in over 300 villages, contributing US$1,5 million to local economies.
AVN's Progam, now in its 13th year, has been recognized by the World Bank, Tech Awards, Ashoka, the Schwab Foundation, Dubai International Awards, World Habitat Awards, and the Buckminster Fuller Institute.?
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Allows us to scale up and accelerate this green-housing revolution in Africa. By doing this, we broaden the access to decent housing, we provide good jobs to rural dwellers, we reduce drastically CO2 emissions and deforestation.
What To Bring
The most important is to share this experience among the maximum of other travellers and local people and that way participate to the housing "re"volution in Africa !
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