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First Togo Borehole Rehabilitations!

9 May, 2022 | Megan Jones
Categories: Safe Water, Togo, West Africa

We are very pleased to announce that over the past few weeks the first 2 borehole rehabilitations for our Togo Safe Water Project have been completed, a huge and exciting milestone for this project! Amie and I are currently in Togo representing CO2balance and were able to visit the boreholes shortly after they were rehabilitated… Read the full article >


East African Drought Crisis..

28 April, 2022 | Gabrielle Namadoa
Categories: Climate Change, Ethiopia, Kenya, Sustainable Development Goals

The East African region is set to face its worst drought period since 1981 and the countries that will be mainly affected are Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia. A drought is when lower-than-normal rainfall extends across multiple rainy seasons or years. The expected impacts of the drought include: – 13 million people to face food insecurity– Up… Read the full article >


Improving WASH practices in Uganda through education and knowledge sharing

13 April, 2022 | Issie Hatfield
Categories: CO2balance, Safe Water, Uganda

In February 2022, CO2balance actioned their plan to improve on their existing Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) activities in communities that collect safe water from CO2balance operated boreholes. The aim is to improve WASH practices at both the borehole and within households, decreasing the risk of water users becoming ill from contaminated water or poor… Read the full article >


World Health Day 2022

8 April, 2022 | George Syder
Categories: Improved Cookstoves, Safe Water, World Days

Yesterday (7 April 2022), WHO celebrated World Health day focusing on ‘Our Planet, Our Health’. This year, WHO are promoting attention on urgent actions required keep the planet healthy, and guide societies to focus on well-being as well as a green, clean economy. WHO estimates that 13 million deaths a year are attributable to avoidable… Read the full article >


Introducing Myself

7 April, 2022 | Gabrielle Namadoa
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Case Study, CO2balance, Kenya

My name is Gabrielle (but you can call me Gabby, Gabs.. whatever suits you) and I’ve just joined CO2balance as a Carbon Project Officer. I’m a 22-year-old Kenyan (I turn 23 this year in September) who was born and raised in Mombasa, Kenya. I’m not originally from the Coastal area, Mombasa is just the city that… Read the full article >


Introducing Myself…

4 April, 2022 | Serena Coccioli
Categories: Climate Change, CO2balance, Latin America

Hello! My name is Serena and I am one of the new Carbon Project Officers joining CO2balance. I am delighted to be supporting the team on advancing our projects in Zambia, Mozambique and Guatemala. The latter being the first Latin American host country for one of our projects! As a Colombian-Italian sustainability content creator, coach… Read the full article >


Regenerative Agriculture: The Next Great Carbon Frontier?

1 April, 2022 | Rachel Brooks
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Climate Change, CO2balance

by Rachel Brooks Humans have been farming for more than 12,000 years, yet no period of history has seen agricultural practice evolve more quickly than that since the First World War. Work by German chemist Fritz Haber at the turn of the twentieth century on fixing that most elusive component of the air around us… Read the full article >


Annual Monitoring in Zoba Debub, Eritrea

24 March, 2022 | Chiara Martin
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, CO2balance, Eritrea, Safe Water

At the beginning of this year the Vita team, our partner in Eritrea, were out in the field carrying out the annual monitoring for the safe water projects in Zoba Debub. Zoba Debub is situated in the southern part of the country. It’s a largely rural region where access to safe water is a daily… Read the full article >


Introducing Myself…

| Stephen Morris
Categories: CO2balance

Hello, I’m Stephen and I’ve just joined CObBalance as a Carbon Project Officer. I’m looking forward to getting stuck into the great work of the organization and to help deliver projects in Africa and beyond. Having completed my undergraduate Economics degree at the University of Sheffield I struggled to know what I wanted to do… Read the full article >


New project in Burkina Faso!

10 March, 2022 | Maria
Categories: Uncategorized

We are pleased to announce we have started a new water project in Burkina Faso! Together with our in country partner, Transform Burkina, we will be rehabilitating around 520 water points over the next 5 years, providing safe water to rural communities. These communities, currently have no other clean water source, and rely on open… Read the full article >


Mobile Monitoring in Sierra Leone

28 February, 2022 | George Syder
Categories: Safe Water, Sierra Leone

Over the last few weeks, annual monitoring has been taking place in Sierra Leone by our partners CODE-SL. These surveys help provide evidence for the calculation of carbon credits, and to ensure the project is delivering its SDG targets. This year, Sierra Leone has been conducting annual monitoring using the KoBo Collect app. This smartphone… Read the full article >


Western Zambia Borehole Project Update

25 February, 2022 | Matthew Pike
Categories: Uncategorized

We are delighted to share the news that we have succesffuly Design Certified and registered our Western Zambia Project which now helps deliver thousands of litres of safe water to communities and also begins generating carbon credits. To date, thanks to the great work of our partners Village Water, the project has already successfully rehabilitated… Read the full article >


The importance of HAP: household air pollution

9 February, 2022 | Maria
Categories: CO2balance, Eritrea, Improved Cookstoves, Uncategorized

Exposure to household air pollution (HAP) from cooking with solid fuels and kerosene over open fires and inefficient stoves contributes up to 4 million deaths per year, mostly in low and middle income countries. Over 60% of these deaths occur in just two regions: sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. This is partially because the proportion of… Read the full article >


Centring Women in Clean Cooking Projects is Key to Success – A Case study from Kenya

31 January, 2022 | Katri Hastings
Categories: Case Study, Kenya

Wisdom Energy Hub Ltd is a cookstoves’ manufacturing facility based in Nyandarua, Kenya, that designs, manufactures, and sells a clean cooking stove referred to as the Wisdom Jiko. Wisdom Energy has sold over 6,000 of these stoves across Kenya. You can learn more about the stoves here. Wisdom Energy made its first sale of cookstoves… Read the full article >


International Day of Education

28 January, 2022 | Megan Jones
Categories: CSR Projects, Safe Water, World Days

As Monday this week was the United Nations International Day of Education, this article describes the issue of school attendance in sub-Saharan Africa and how it is intrinsically linked with water and sanitation. Sub-Saharan Africa has one of the lowest rates of school attendance across the globe with only 56.92% of students reaching the end… Read the full article >