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Update from Mozambique in the aftermath of Cyclone

21 June, 2019 | Amie Nevin
Categories: Mozambique, Safe Water

Considered one of the most severe tropical cyclones to hit the Southern Hemisphere, tropical Cyclone Idai made landfall at the port city of Mozambique on 14th March, devastating everything in its path. With our local partner Village Water, we were in the process of rehabilitating broken boreholes as part of a Safe Water Project within… Read the full article >


Turning the tide in Africa’s 5000-year fight against desertification

17 June, 2019 | Oscar Lozada
Categories: Climate Change, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya

Did you know that the Sahara Desert used to be green? The vast expanse of dusty desert and blistering sand was, 9000 years ago, a lush green savannah. This period was known as the ‘Neolithic Subpluvial’, a time of mega-lakes surrounded by grasslands and wildebeest and early human settlements[1]. Then, about 5000 years ago, the… Read the full article >


Economic Development and Opportunities for Entrepreneurialism Through Safe Water: The Story of Jaspher and Susan in Lango sub region, Uganda

12 June, 2019 | co2james
Categories: Safe Water, Uganda

Jaspher Opio is a proud beneficiary of the CO2balance Safe Water project in Lango sub region, Northern Uganda. Jaspher lives in a village called Agengi in Dokolo District. He and his wife Susan have two children and 5 dependents. Susan and the family collect water from Aminalucu Borehole which is 250 meters away from their… Read the full article >


‘Sost Gulicha Free’ Communities – Adapting CLTS to cookstoves in Ethiopia

| Amie Nevin
Categories: Ethiopia, Improved Cookstoves

CO2balance are currently supporting the distribution of improved cookstoves throughout the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People’s Region in Southern Ethiopia with our partner, Vita.  As part of an initiative between Vita and the CLTS Foundation, a pilot project is being implemented in 2 communities in Mirab Abaya and Arba Minch Zuria, focusing on adapting the… Read the full article >


World Environment Day – Air Pollution Awareness

5 June, 2019 | Amie Nevin
Categories: Improved Cookstoves

Today we are celebrating World Environment Day, an annual event created by the United Nations in 1974 to encourage worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment. Since its creation, the event has grown to become a global movement for public outreach for the need of environmental action. Each World Environment Day has a new… Read the full article >


Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Training in Kaliro, Uganda

31 May, 2019 | co2james
Categories: CSR Projects, Safe Water, Uganda

In May, CO2balance in-country partner WAACHA conducted WASH training in Kaliro District, Uganda. The purpose of the annual training is to sensitise the communities on important issues such as keeping the area around the borehole clean and storing water correctly. The training takes place every year to reinforce these values. These important visits ensure that… Read the full article >


Eritrea Cookstove Monitoring 2019

10 May, 2019 | Ilona
Categories: Eritrea, Improved Cookstoves

CO2balance and project partner Vita, an Irish NGO, are in the fourth year of conducting monitoring for two cookstove projects in northern Eritrea. The region in which the stoves are based is the Anseba region, named after the Anseba river which passes through the region. Majority of the region is at high altitude with varying… Read the full article >


CO2balance in Sierra Leone

18 April, 2019 | Thomas Urry
Categories: Safe Water, Sierra Leone

CO2balance has been exploring the options for launching projects in Sierra Leone for a long time. Following on from extensive nationwide feasibility studies, we finally decided recently to launch an initial borehole rehabilitation and maintenance programme in partnership with the NGO CODE-SL. Having lived in Sierra Leone back in 2016 and been captivated by the… Read the full article >


Zambia Safe Water Project Development: Local Stakeholder Consultation

5 April, 2019 | Emma Donnachie
Categories: Safe Water, Zambia

At the end of February, CO2balance Project Manager, Emma, travelled to Zambia to meet local partner organisation, ROCS, and to host a local stakeholder consultation for new borehole rehabilitation and maintenance projects in the Eastern Province. This is what she had to say about the trip:  CO2balance has been exploring the possibility of developing a… Read the full article >


Leave No One Behind – World Water Day!

22 March, 2019 | Amie Nevin
Categories: Safe Water

Today is World Water Day! This years focus for tackling the global water crisis is addressing why so many people are being left behind in the plight to ensure equitable access to safe water for all. ‘Whoever you are, wherever you are,water is your human right’.www.worldwaterday.org In 2010 the UN recognised access to clean drinking… Read the full article >


Catastrophic Cyclone Idai

| Amie Nevin
Categories: Mozambique, Safe Water

Considered one of the most severe tropical cyclones to hit the Southern Hemisphere, Tropical Cyclone Idai made landfall at the port city of Biera, Mozambique on Thursday 14th March. Winds were reported to have exceeded 177km/h (106mph), leaving a trail of devastation as it moved inland. In its wake, Idai devastated critical infrastructure in the… Read the full article >


Celebrating Gender Equality on International Women’s Day

8 March, 2019 | Thomas Urry
Categories: Sustainable Development Goals, Uganda

International Women’s Day 2019 comes at a very exciting time for CO2balance. Over the past couple of years, we have been working towards registering our borehole projects in Lango sub-region in Uganda under the Gold Standard’s Gender Equality methodology. The projects have now completed the process of registration under this methodology, making them the first… Read the full article >