Climate Change Case Studies Series: Senior Environment Officer, Kaliro, Uganda

12 November, 2021 | Issie Hatfield
Categories: Case Study, Climate Change, CO2Balance, Safe Water, Uganda

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 >


High Praise for our Ugandan Safe Water Project

22 September, 2021 | Issie Hatfield
Categories: Case Study, Safe Water, Sustainable Development Goals, Uganda

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 >


Recognising World Wildlife Day 2021

3 March, 2021 | Issie Hatfield
Categories: Carbon Offsetting, Climate Change, Safe Water, Uganda, World Days

Taking place on 3rd March 2021, UN World Wildlife Day celebrates and raises awareness of the world’s wild animals and plants. This year, World Wildlife Day will be celebrated under the theme “Forests and Livelihood: Sustaining People and Planet”, highlighting the vital role of forests and their ecosystem services in sustaining the livelihoods of millions… Read the full article >


Our Uganda Safe Water Project Partnership with Rhino Fund Uganda

9 July, 2020 | Amie Nevin
Categories: CO2Balance, Safe Water, Uganda

Our Safe Water Project in Nakasongola, Central Uganda have formally partnered with Rhino Fund Uganda , an NGO located in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, located in the district. Formed as an NGO in 1997, their vision is to repopulate Uganda with wild rhinos, through the application of sound conservation principles, involving and educating surrounding local communities…. Read the full article >


Menstrual Hygiene Day

28 May, 2020 | Amie Nevin
Categories: CO2Balance, CSR Projects, Uganda, World Days

Menstrual Hygiene Day (MH Day) is a global advocacy platform to break the stigma on the subject of menstruation, break negative norms and promote good menstrual hygiene management for all women and girls. Millions of women and girls are kept from reaching their full potential, limited by poor menstrual hygiene from a lack of education,… Read the full article >


Ugandan Safe Water Project: Positive Socio-economic Impacts

1 May, 2020 | Amie Nevin
Categories: Case Study, Safe Water, Uganda

There are many benefits of our Safe Water Projects that go beyond health benefits of having a reliable safe water supply. These include positive socio-economic impacts to people’s businesses and livelihoods. The following blog explores a case study written by our project development coordinator in Uganda, Grace Ayoo. It is about a local village savings… Read the full article >


Celebrating the second International Day of Education

24 January, 2020 | Chiara Martin
Categories: Sustainable Development Goals, Uganda, World Days

Today, the 24th January 2020 is the Second International Day of Education proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly to celebrate the role of Education for bringing global Peace and Sustainable Development. According to UIS data for the school year ending in 2018, about 258 million children and youth aged 6-17 are out of school: about one-sixth of… Read the full article >


Eliminating Violence against Women

26 November, 2019 | Amie Nevin
Categories: Sustainable Development Goals, Uganda

The 25th November was the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Violence against women and girls remains one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations in our world today’, with reported 1 in 3 women and girls experiencing physical or sexual violence in their lifetime (https://www.un.org/en/events/endviolenceday/). Whilst gender-based violence… Read the full article >


CO2balance achieve FIRST-EVER Gender Responsive Certification

6 November, 2019 | co2james
Categories: Safe Water, Sustainable Development Goals, Uganda

CO2balance have recently issued the first ever carbon project with Gold Standard “Gender Responsive” Certification! CO2balance worked with the Gold Standard to certify the impacts of the Lango Safe Water Project on SDG 5: Gender Equality, such as reducing time poverty of women and girls, empowering individuals and communities, and reducing exposure to gender-based violence…. Read the full article >


Economic Development and Opportunities for Entrepreneurialism Through Safe Water: The Story of Jaspher and Susan in Lango sub region, Uganda

12 June, 2019 | co2james
Categories: Safe Water, Uganda

Jaspher Opio is a proud beneficiary of the CO2balance Safe Water project in Lango sub region, Northern Uganda. Jaspher lives in a village called Agengi in Dokolo District. He and his wife Susan have two children and 5 dependents. Susan and the family collect water from Aminalucu Borehole which is 250 meters away from their… Read the full article >


Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Training in Kaliro, Uganda

31 May, 2019 | co2james
Categories: CSR Projects, Safe Water, Uganda

In May, CO2balance in-country partner WAACHA conducted WASH training in Kaliro District, Uganda. The purpose of the annual training is to sensitise the communities on important issues such as keeping the area around the borehole clean and storing water correctly. The training takes place every year to reinforce these values. These important visits ensure that… Read the full article >


Celebrating Gender Equality on International Women’s Day

8 March, 2019 | Thomas Urry
Categories: Sustainable Development Goals, Uganda

International Women’s Day 2019 comes at a very exciting time for CO2balance. Over the past couple of years, we have been working towards registering our borehole projects in Lango sub-region in Uganda under the Gold Standard’s Gender Equality methodology. The projects have now completed the process of registration under this methodology, making them the first… Read the full article >