co2balance has been awarded it’s re accreditation certificate from the United Kingdom Accreditation Council, substantiating that its Environmental Management System delivers best practice standards and fulfills legislative requirements. The BS EN ISO 14001:2004 is an internationally accepted standard outlining how businesses should put an effective environmental management system in place. Its purpose is to help… Read the full article >
His Excellency welcomes CO2balance Project
Suzanne and Ellie from co2balance, along with our Climate Corporation partner, have recently had the pleasure to meet the High Commissioner of the Republic of Rwanda to the UK. At a recent meeting in London, co2balance shared their experiences in Rwanda and the details of our latest project, and received a great response! As… Read the full article >
Having been in Nairobi for about a week now I can safely say that the weather here is much nicer than back in the UK, but I’m not here to get a winter suntan! The main aim of my trip is to interview and select someone for the role of Project Development Coordinator to be… Read the full article >
Successful project launch in Cameroon
“Parfait”, “Très bien“, “Succès total “– these are just some of the participant feedbacks on our stakeholder meeting held last week in Bangang, Cameroon. The meeting marked the launching of the ‘Western Cameroon Improved Cookstove Project’ in partnership with a local NGO, ACREST and was attended by more than 150 national and international stakeholders. During… Read the full article >
co2balance arrives for project stakeholder meeting in Bangang, Cameroon
Eszter Hegyi from co2balance has arrived in Bangang, Cameroon to conduct the local stakeholder consultation alongside our project partner ACREST on the 7th Jan 2014. The meeting will be held in ACREST’s headquarters, in a lush jungle location powered by a water wheel – redefining the meaning of green! The ‘West Cameroon Improved Cookstoves Project’… Read the full article >
New Year, New Faces
The new year not only brings new stoves to families in Rwanda but also a new colleague into our Nairobi office. The deadline for applications closed on the 1st of January 2014 and the level of applications has been very high. Keep following to see who will be unveiled as our new Project Development Coordinator…..
Manufacturing underway in Rwanda
The manufacturing of our first batch of Rwandan stoves is well underway in the factory in Kigali. Once the stoves are completed, they will be transported directly to the communities, where families will be able to start the New Year with their new efficient cook stove!
Case Study: Rael Mukiri – Artisan
33-year-old Rael Mukiri, a mother of 4, is one of the many beneficiaries of the USAID sponsored REGAL-IR programme in Isiolo County, Kenya. As part of this programme co2balance are introducing our fuel-efficient ‘bucket’ stoves which have been designed to be produced and sold by artisans in the project area. The stoves reduce fuel consumption… Read the full article >
Introducing co2balance’s newest project in Rwanda. . .
At the end of August this year, co2balance became the first Project Developer to Register a Gold Standard Micro-Scale Programme of Activities (PoA). As part of this PoA, we are now partnering with Climate Corporation on an exciting new improved cook stove project in the Bugesera District, Rwanda. In October, co2balance spent some time in… Read the full article >
Artisanal Stove Development 2013
The co2balance Artisanal Stove approach has progressed well over the last year and the above picture shows some women in Kenya who have been trained to make the stove. The stove design is based around a Stove Kit that consist of the key components that dictate the stoves efficiency and function. These are a refractory… Read the full article >
Early Stove Development 2012
Over the last year co2balance have been developing ways to create efficient cook stoves in the countries they work in. The aim is to have defined parameters that allow Artisans to build stoves that perform reliably. Stephen Borman has been working with the Kenyan office to source local materials that are suitable for Improved Stoves…. Read the full article >
20 new boreholes to be repaired in Uganda
We have just identified 20 broken down boreholes to rehabilitate in Dokolo and Alebtong districts, Northern Uganda. We will start rehabilitating 10 boreholes in Dokolo next week in time for Christmas and we will rehabilitate 10 in Alebtong at the start of the new year!