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The dissemination of the NV eco-construction market in Mauritania is being carried out at the initiative of the Al-Mizan Sahel consulting firm, founded by Mathieu Hardy, an architect and partner of AVN. These exemplary operations facilitate the initiation of a local NV sector and the awareness/mobilisation of a broad range of stakeholders in the country.

Country information

  • Population: 4.7 million inhabitants (43% rural)
  • GDP per capita: $2,190 (World Bank 2022)
  • Climate: Sahelian

Building constructed

As of today, the Mauritanian NV built park comprises 87 completed projects covering an area of approximately 3,300 m2, benefiting nearly 1,250 people.

The built park in figures

In the 2022-23 season:
 *5 projects representing a built area of approximately 172 m2 (100% community buildings)
 *24 new beneficiaries living or working in a NV

Updated August 2023

Supply Development

In the 2022-23 season, 25 apprentices, masons, artisans and entrepreneurs are active in the NV market in Mauritania.

NV supply in numbers

In the 2022-23 season:
 *25 active apprentices, masons, artisans, and entrepreneurs
 *7 qualifications validated

Updated August 2023

Noteworthy Projects and Activities

Here are the noteworthy projects and activities implemented in Mauritania in recent seasons:

Project "Popular NV Housing" (2022/2025)

Led by the International Labour Organization, in collaboration with Al-Mizan Sahel, the project implemented over a three-year period in the Hodh El Chargui region consists of a sustainable, modular, and scalable NV popular housing model, based on a single 20 m2 module, offering various layout options and possible combinations according to needs.

Project Sheikh Zayed Village in Diakré (2014/2017)

Diakré Village built in NV (Mauritania)

Between 2014 and 2017, AVN supported the establishment of the first entirely NV village, implemented by the NGOs Banlieues du Monde and Le Partenariat, with funding from the Dubai Charity Association. Located on the border of Senegal and Mauritania, along the Senegal River, the Sheikh Zayed Village in Diakré comprises 51 private houses, a mosque, a literacy center, and a maternity ward. The project beneficiaries are Mauritanian refugees who fled the country during the war. These families previously lived in precarious conditions under tin roofs, which are now used as shelters for their animals.

In July 2017, En Haut, a Mauritanian company, captured stunning aerial footage showcased in a video report.