Up next in our Climate Change Case Studies Series, we hear from Francois Xavier Murinda, a Project Manager from Rwandans4Water, who oversees our borehole projects in Rwanda. Rwandans4Water are an NGO providing training and support to communities for efforts in environment, water, sanitation and hygiene.
To continue our Climate Change Case Studies Series, we hear from the Senior Environment Officer in Kaliro District, Uganda. CO2balance work closely with government officials throughout safe water projects, from determining which boreholes require rehabilitation to engaging with communities and encouraging them to maintain the functionality of the borehole. To date, CO2balance have rehabilitated 70… Read the full article >
This week, discussions continue at COP26 as the conference shines a light on the climate crisis and it’s devastating impacts across the globe. As an organisation that is working to reduce the impact of carbon emissions on our climate whilst improving the lives of those that are on the frontline of the changing climate, we… Read the full article >
Each year annual monitoring surveys are carried out across all of our projects. These surveys help us to assess the impacts which the projects have made on various factors including prevalence of disease, time poverty and carbon emissions. A sample of communities are visited across our project areas and respondents are asked questions from various… Read the full article >
After over a year of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are all familiar with the need to clean our hands with soapy water after touching communal surfaces – be it door handles, handrails or the like. But what if you live somewhere without running water, like rural Sierra Leone? With limited access to healthcare, the potential… Read the full article >
In Uganda, across our projects in Kole, Alebtong, Otuke, and Dokolo Districts, an independent objective observer has been assessing our safe water project as part of the thorough verification process carried out by Gold Standard. The observer assessed whether the project goes beyond ‘business as usual’ and contributes to climate security and sustainable development. Safeguarding… Read the full article >
In Sierra Leone, our partners CODE-SL have been out in the communities this last month conducting pump minder training; which ‘aims at giving knowledge on the roles and responsibilities of pump minders to ensure proper usage, management and maintenance of community boreholes to support healthy living in our communities’. We asked CODE-SL about the activities… Read the full article >
CO2balance and our in-country partner United Purpose rehabilitated 80 boreholes between Jan-April 2020 across the 6 districts within The Gambia. This project delivers safe water to rural communities who, prior to the project, were relying on unsafe, open wells and polluted rivers and therefore collecting water that needed to be purified before it was safe… Read the full article >
CO2balance is pleased to annouce that our safe water projects in the Chipinge and Mutare districts of Zimbabwe have been sucessfully verified and issued under the Gold Standard.
Tonight between 8:30-9:30 pm millions of people all over the world will be switching off the lights for Earth Hour. The initiative organized by WWF, now entering its 13th official year, encourages global citizens to take a symbolic hour to consider the needs of our planet. It is important to point out that this is… Read the full article >
World Water Day occurs annually on the 22nd March and focuses on the importance of freshwater globally. Coordinated by United Nations-Water, the aim of World Water Day is to celebrate safe water and to raise awareness of the 2.2 billion people currently living without access to it. Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6: ‘water and sanitation… Read the full article >
The BBC’s ‘Project 17’ podcast features one of the beneficiaries of CO2balance’s Rwanda Safe Water project in its epsiode on clean water. This episode follows Joyce, a 17 year old school girl, on her “quest for clean water in Rwanda”. It also has an accompanying BBC News article. It has been six years from when… Read the full article >