Malawi May Trip: Community Visits and WASH Training in 2024!

26 June, 2024 | Rebecca Barton
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Central Africa, Climate Change, CO2balance, Malawi, Safe Water

In May this year, two CO2balance team members travelled to Malawi to visit the safe water projects we work on with our partner, Self Help Africa. It was a great time of year to visit central Malawi just after the rainy season, and we appreciated being able to accompany the field team in visiting the… Read the full article >


Carbon Credits for Change: Dowa Safe Water Project’s Impact on Gender Equality in Rural Malawi.

16 November, 2023 | Johanna Grosssteinbeck
Categories: Malawi, Safe Water, Sustainable Development Goals

The microscale safe water project in Dowa District, Malawi has been successful in addressing SDG5 (achieving gender equality and empower all women and girls) and SDG6 (clean water and sanitation). In collaboration with our partner Self Help Africa (former United Purpose), this project is contributing to improved access to clean water. Although Malawi is technically… Read the full article >


Annual Monitoring completed for our Malawi Stove project

26 June, 2023 | Amie Nevin
Categories: Improved Cookstoves, Malawi, Sustainable Development Goals

Project activities within our joint stove project with Self Help Africa (formerly United Purpose) have faced recent hurdles due to the ongoing challenges presented by the Cyclone Freddie and cholera outbreak. Things are beginning to ease and annual monitoring has just successfully taken place. The team travelled to 8 communities to conduct in-personal questionnaires, with… Read the full article >


Annual Monitoring is taking place in Malawi

6 June, 2023 | Amie Nevin
Categories: Malawi, Safe Water

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 >


Deforestation in Malawi: A Case Study

9 June, 2022 | George Syder
Categories: Case Study, Malawi

Whilst on a recent site visit to Malawi, I saw first hand the impacts of fuelwood stress, compounding the need for projects that reduce requirement for fuelwood. Having hiked up Michiru Mountain, through its wooded slopes and montane grasslands, I could see back across Blantyre, Malawi’s second largest city. Looking away from the city, villages… Read the full article >



Irrigation and Food Security in Malawi

15 May, 2017 | Rebecca Holdstock
Categories: Malawi

The climatic extremes of prolonged drought and frequent flooding are major challenges Malawi. A large part of the population relies on agriculture and is prone to be directly affected by the natural environment. One major environmental and economic issue is energy scarcity: In the absence of electricity and alternative fuel sources, trees are commonly used… Read the full article >


Co2balance and United Purpose Issue Carbon Credits for Borehole Projects in Malawi

27 January, 2017 | pierreco2
Categories: Malawi, Safe Water

After several years of collaborating on delivering safe water supply to rural communities in Malawi, Co2balance and United Purpose successfully issued the four initial projects for the second time. Covering 5 traditional authorities in Dowa and Kasungu  Disctricts, these projects have repaired and are maintaining approximately 40 boreholes in rural areas of central Malawi. The second… Read the full article >



Stakeholder Meetings in Dowa and Kasungu, Malawi!

15 April, 2015 | antonisfoukaras
Categories: Malawi, Safe Water

This week on Tuesday April 14th, Concern Universal, our partner for the borehole-rehabilitation project in Malawi has started the local stakeholder meetings in Dowa and Kasungu Districts . The overall objective of the meeting is to provide all the information about the project to the local communities. Concern Universal will also use this opportunity to collect… Read the full article >



Progress in Malawi

19 September, 2014 | lloydarcher
Categories: Malawi, Safe Water

Last week we received confirmation from the Gold Standard that our first 4 micro scale borehole projects in Malawi had been Listed. This is a land mark in what has been a slow moving project but one that carries an enormous amount of potential. The project aims to improve access to clean water in one of the world’s… Read the full article >


Boreholes In Malawi

14 July, 2014 | lloydarcher
Categories: Malawi, Safe Water

At the end of last week we received an update from our partners, Concern Universal, in Malawi that a total of 62 boreholes have been repaired and are now providing clean water for local communities. This marks a significant milestone in the project to date as it means we can soon submit to the Gold… Read the full article >


Tsalani Bwino

23 June, 2014 | lloydarcher
Categories: Malawi

At short notice I flew out to Malawi last Tuesday and have spent the week here in Lilongwe with our partners Concern Universal. The objective was to identify how we can increase access to carbon finance for organisations in the country. We were kindly invited to a meeting with Irish Aid who are interested in the role carbon… Read the full article >


Safe Water in Malawi with Concern Universal

15 May, 2014 | lloydarcher
Categories: Malawi, Safe Water

CO2balance is pleased to announce that it has recently submitted 4 micro scale projects to the Gold Standard Foundation for listing. This marks a milestone in our work to date with Concern Universal in Malawi and lays the foundations for scaling up our partnership further. The projects in question aim to provide safe water to households… Read the full article >