Annual Monitoring is taking place in Malawi
CO2balance work with international NGO United Purpose to implement and manage 5 projects across Malawi, including both safe water and improved cookstove. The in-country team have faced many obstacles this year, actively responding to help the ongoing cholera outbreak and help deal with the aftermath of Cyclone Freddy which has devastated the southern areas of… Read the full article >
Empowering Communities in Zambia through Fencing
Borehole fencing plays a vital role in ensuring the safety, security, and sustainability of water sources in rural Africa. It helps maintain water quality, prevents contamination, facilitates maintenance, promotes community ownership, and contributes to better health and hygiene standards. For this reason, we are fencing all of our 106 community boreholes in Eastern Province, Zambia… Read the full article >
Milestone: Togo Safe Water Project goes into first Annual Monitoring
In April last year, we at Co2balance, together with our in-country partners, began the process of rehabilitating broken boreholes in communities in Togo, starting from Keve District.
CO2balance and Village Water partnership delivers safe water to over 1 million people across Mozambique and Zambia
At the time of posting, CO2balance in direct partnership with Village Water and local field partners ECHO and WATSAN in Zambia and Mozambique respectively, have completed the rehabilitation of 2,986 boreholes- supplying safe water to 1,046,393 individuals. The number will continue to rise throughout this year as projects continue to expand at pace. What started… Read the full article >
Hi everyone! I’m Megan (most people call me Meg), and I have recently joined the CO2balance team as a Carbon Projects Officer! I’m very grateful for the opportunity to be part of this enthusiastic and dedicated team who gave me such a lovely warm welcome. I’m very excited to help develop our safe water and… Read the full article >
Hello there! My name is Menelisi, and I’m excited to join CO2 Balance as a Carbon Projects Officer-Nature-based Solutions. I hold a PhD in Environmental Science from Rhodes University in South Africa, with a focus on Resilience, Sustainability, and Environmental Governance. Before joining CO2 Balance, I worked as an Environmental Governance Hub Leader on a… Read the full article >
Hello there! My name is Abinet I am the new starter as carbon projects officer here at CO2balance and I will be working on improved cookstoves and safe water projects in Ethiopia. Working on these projects is personal for me as I am from Ethiopia and grew up witnessing the struggle of communities to have… Read the full article >
Hi! I’m Katienne and I’m one of the new CO2 Balance recruits! I’ll be working on safe water projects in Mozambique and Zambia. My perspectives on sustainability, have deeply been influenced by growing up in Goa; a coastal state in India. Whilst known for its endless beaches and skyline of coconut trees, Goa is biodiversity… Read the full article >
New Project: Guatemala Improved Cookstoves
Guatemala is a country where more than 60% of the population lives in rural areas and relies on wood as the primary fuel source for cooking. The use of traditional cookstoves/ three-stone-fires is widespread in these areas, which has severe health and environmental implications. Women and children, who are primarily responsible for cooking, are at… Read the full article >
Relishing our impact! – Gambia Safe Water Annual Monitoring
Nothing beats the feeling of seeing your projects yield measurable positive results in the people’s lives! The knowledge of impacting society is refreshing, and the personal joy and fulfilment is indescribable.
Kenya Project Visit
In January this year, CO2balance visited Kenya to see our safe water and improved cookstove projects and conduct a mangrove planting workshop. Visiting the 421 boreholes in the two projects in Western Kenya near Lake Victoria, and the coastal Kilifi County, provided a great opportunity to see the diversity in the communities where our projects… Read the full article >
Hi I’m Becca! I’ve recently joined CO2balance as a Carbon Projects Officer. I’m very excited to be here and have really enjoyed my first few weeks working with such as fantastic team and getting to know the projects! I’m mainly working on safe water and improved cookstove projects in Eritrea and Ethiopia, but I’m looking… Read the full article >
Celebrating the first official World Seagrass Day!
Last week marked the first official World Seagrass Day! As of 2023, the 1st of March is now formally recognised by the United Nations as World Seagrass Day, in order to highlight the importance of these marine habitats. “The seagrass ecosystem is a perfect example of nature in action, where habitats and the delicate web… Read the full article >
Mitselal and her Adhanet- Vita’s fuel efficient stove programme in Eritrea
Mitselal, 46, is a mother of ten children (four boys and six girls) who lives in a village of Eden, which is about an hour north of Eritrea’s capital, Asmara. She is divorced and raises her children by herself. Mitselal has been using an improved cook stove for six years now. It is called an… Read the full article >
COPs aren’t just for climate change!
With not much obvious change happening within the voluntary carbon market as a result of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change COP27 in November, attention has turned to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity COP15, currently taking place in Montreal, Canada. This COP has been dubbed the ‘Paris moment for nature’. Following on from… Read the full article >