Two months ago, Co2balance made a trip to Togo for a Safe Water project site visit, our first since borehole rehabilitations began on the field.
It’s that time of year: our safe water project in Burkina Faso has undergone Annual Monitoring activities! This allows CO2balance & our partners, Transform Burkina, to measure the impact that our 182 rehabilitated boreholes have had on people’s lives. In case you’re wondering, Annual Monitoring consists of our field team visiting a random sample of… Read the full article >
In July 2023, we undertook annual monitoring for the first time on our new Rwanda stove project, where we have distributed tens of thousands of improved cookstoves to households in the districts of Kayonza, Bugesera and Nyamasheke. This was an opportunity to quantify the impact the Canarumwe stoves have made on the lives of the… Read the full article >
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 >
Our Gambia Safe Water project has issued credits for the second time, and this is nothing but exciting! Why? Because aside from leading to a financial commodity which sale ensures project sustainability and continuous impact in our target communities, it also signals a 360 monitoring-round success of project activities, while rubber stamping the authenticity of our initiatives and interventions.
What is the Keeling Curve Prize? A globally recognised annual award to elevate some of the world’s best climate solutions. The KCP awards organisations worldwide across five categories that are effectively reducing, removing to replacing greenhouse gas emissions; this year applicants were from 114 countries from some of the most underserved communities. CO2balance are delighted… Read the full article >
CO2balance is now distributing improved cookstoves in 3 rural districts in Rwanda! During the last 9 months we began distributing stoves in the Bugesera and Nyamasheke districts, alongside ongoing distribution in the Kayonza district. As of June 2023, we have distributed over 50,000 stoves and signed Memoriums of Understanding with all 3 districts. We’ve had… Read the full article >
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 >
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.
Last week marked the first official World Seagrass Day! As of 2023, the 1st of March is now formally recognised by the United Nations as World Seagrass Day, in order to highlight the importance of these marine habitats. “The seagrass ecosystem is a perfect example of nature in action, where habitats and the delicate web… Read the full article >
With not much obvious change happening within the voluntary carbon market as a result of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change COP27 in November, attention has turned to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity COP15, currently taking place in Montreal, Canada. This COP has been dubbed the ‘Paris moment for nature’. Following on from… 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 >
Intergenerational Solidarity; Creating a World for All Ages As we know, climate change is causing changing weather patterns, rising sea levels, and more frequent extreme weather events. It is affecting every country in every continent. No one is excluded from the impacts of climate change and, therefore, all generations are both victims to this disaster… Read the full article >
In May this year we held our first Local Stakeholder Consultation in Togo, for our new Safe Water Project. This project has been given the name ‘Wezou Lim’ meaning ‘Water is Life’ in Ewe, a local language widely spoken across Togo. By the end of 2023 we hope to have rehabilitated around 520 safe water… Read the full article >