CO2balance’s Uganda projects have recently received a visit from the UK team as part of an annual audit of the safe water projects. Taking place in April and lasting over 2 weeks, the trip covered projects operating in the Western, Central and Northern regions of the country. With over 800 handpumps actively functioning in Uganda,… Read the full article >
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 >
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.
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 >
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.
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 >
At the end of September 2022, two of our Project Managers visited the Safe Water Project in Lundazi, Zambia. Our project, located in Zambia’s Eastern Province, recently expanded, and now consists of 106 water pumps across rural communities. The aim of our trip was to collect feedback and experiences from communities and our local partner,… Read the full article >
Did you know that the FIFA World Cup in 2018 was in part offset through CO2balance?
Some of our CO2balance team recently returned from attending the 2022 IETA Latin American Climate Summit, held at Copacabana Palace in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. CO2balance are long-time members of the International Emissions Trading Association, regularly attending their important events and conferences. As we look to explore more project opportunities in the region, the LACS2022… Read the full article >
Hello! My name is Kate and I have just joined CO2balance as a new Carbon Projects Officer. I will be predominantly focusing on improved cookstove projects in Rwanda and safe water projects in Uganda, however I am also excited to get stuck into researching new opportunities, especially those involving nature-based solutions. I graduated in 2019… Read the full article >