Sustainable Housing for Rural Communities in Mali

Nov 22, 2011

AVN-Mali headquarters opens in Segou

Pelengana Cultural Centre (1)
Pelengana Cultural Centre (1)

The new AVN team in Mali moved into its dedicated office space in the Cultural Centre in Pelengana, Segou, on September 1st. The, very impressive, cultural centre (see photos) was built by a team of VN masons last year, and is well situated close to the Mairie in Pelengana.

The AVN team at present consists of Ismaila Diallo (Assistant Director), Souleymane Koné (Extension Agent), assisted by Francis Tiene, on secondment from the AVN team in Boromo, Burkina Faso., and Mathieu Hardy, architect and acting Director. A second extension agent will be recruited by the end of the year.

The team is now working on the setting up of the second three-year phase of the AVN program in Mali, with a major focus on the region around Segou. This phase kicked off with a very successful congress of the VN masons from Mali, and a meeting of the local 'champions' of the existing pilot village deployment programs, both held in the second fortnight of October in Pelengana.

Pelengana Cultural Centre (2)
Pelengana Cultural Centre (2)
AVN Mali office, Pelengana
AVN Mali office, Pelengana
AVN Mali team
AVN Mali team



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Tony Kaye

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

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Map of Sustainable Housing for Rural Communities in Mali