World Toilet Day celebrates toilets and raises awareness of the 4.2 billion people living without access to safely managed sanitation (WHO/UNICEF 2019)1. It is about taking action to tackle the global sanitation crisis and achieve Sustainable Development Goal 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030.
In our first blog post on the new Kilifi Community Mangrove Project we were introduced to the two community groups undertaking the planting of 50,000 mangrove seedlings; Abent and Comensum Mangrove Rehabilitation Groups. We have been speaking to members of the groups about their experiences with the project. Abent We spoke to Lucy and Anthony,… Read the full article >
Globally, mangrove deforestation occurs at a rate of 0.17% per year. This equates to roughly 24 million tonnes of CO2 lost to the atmosphere each year. To compare, Myanmar’s annual emissions are of a similar scale. Mangrove ecosystems are hugely beneficial both in terms of carbon storage and the ecosystem services they provide. Mangroves provide… Read the full article >
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 >
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 >
In October I travelled to Uganda to meet with the CO2balance Uganda team, partner NGOs and local officials. The trip included visiting our borehole projects in Kaliro and Lango. It was great to meet our committed and knowledgeable team and partners, who do a wonderful job in implementing the projects. Each borehole is managed by… Read the full article >
In 2017, CO2balance has been building on its successful carbon offset projects in Rwanda by conducting a corporate social responsibility (CSR) project. Building on CO2balance’s work to provide communities with clean water in Gatsibo district, the CSR project has ensured that 4 primary schools have the facilities to make the best possible use of their… Read the full article >
Talk of impacting young lives and you will be talking about co2balance CSR project in Likoni; Shikaadabu primary school. This is a public mixed primary school in the Coastal region of Kenya. In February this year co2balance through its CSR initiatives helped the school put up a fence and agate as a way of giving… Read the full article >