We are very pleased to announce that over the past few weeks the first 2 borehole rehabilitations for our Togo Safe Water Project have been completed, a huge and exciting milestone for this project! Amie and I are currently in Togo representing CO2balance and were able to visit the boreholes shortly after they were rehabilitated… Read the full article >
In February 2022, CO2balance actioned their plan to improve on their existing Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) activities in communities that collect safe water from CO2balance operated boreholes. The aim is to improve WASH practices at both the borehole and within households, decreasing the risk of water users becoming ill from contaminated water or poor… Read the full article >
Yesterday (7 April 2022), WHO celebrated World Health day focusing on ‘Our Planet, Our Health’. This year, WHO are promoting attention on urgent actions required keep the planet healthy, and guide societies to focus on well-being as well as a green, clean economy. WHO estimates that 13 million deaths a year are attributable to avoidable… Read the full article >
At the beginning of this year the Vita team, our partner in Eritrea, were out in the field carrying out the annual monitoring for the safe water projects in Zoba Debub. Zoba Debub is situated in the southern part of the country. It’s a largely rural region where access to safe water is a daily… Read the full article >
Over the last few weeks, annual monitoring has been taking place in Sierra Leone by our partners CODE-SL. These surveys help provide evidence for the calculation of carbon credits, and to ensure the project is delivering its SDG targets. This year, Sierra Leone has been conducting annual monitoring using the KoBo Collect app. This smartphone… Read the full article >
As Monday this week was the United Nations International Day of Education, this article describes the issue of school attendance in sub-Saharan Africa and how it is intrinsically linked with water and sanitation. Sub-Saharan Africa has one of the lowest rates of school attendance across the globe with only 56.92% of students reaching the end… Read the full article >
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.