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 >
Milestone: Togo Safe Water Project goes into first Annual Monitoring
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.
Relishing our impact! – Gambia Safe Water Annual Monitoring
Nothing beats the feeling of seeing your projects yield measurable positive results in the people’s lives! The knowledge of impacting society is refreshing, and the personal joy and fulfilment is indescribable.
COPs aren’t just for climate change!
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 >
Qatar 2022 World Cup, climate action and the sustainability drive
Did you know that the FIFA World Cup in 2018 was in part offset through CO2balance?
Hello there! I am Prince, I just joined CO2balance and I would like to share a little bit about myself. Just who am I? I am Ghanaian, a true pan-African, a person passionate about African development and making the world at large a better place. I am not limited by boundaries; I don’t like to… Read the full article >
Successful improved cookstove distribution ongoing in Kayonza District, Rwanda!
CO2balance in collaboration with our excellant long-term partner, Rwanda for Peace and Prosperity, are distributing 70,000 improved Canarumwe cookstoves in the Kayonza District, Rwanda.
Solar Piped Water Systems: the future of rural water provision?
For decades the humble traditional borehole and handpump has been the staple option for rural water supply in much of sub-saharan Africa. Situated in the centre of a single community, these hand pumps can usually only serve around 300-400 people. But in the last 20 years or so, and certainly in the last 10 years,… Read the full article >
Hello, I’m Stephen and I’ve just joined CObBalance as a Carbon Project Officer. I’m looking forward to getting stuck into the great work of the organization and to help deliver projects in Africa and beyond. Having completed my undergraduate Economics degree at the University of Sheffield I struggled to know what I wanted to do… Read the full article >
Kilifi Community Mangrove Project Underway
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 >
Eritreans have a new name for Cookstoves: the ‘Saviour Stove’
Desey is a 47-year-old grandmother who lives out in the Eritrean desert, south of the capital city Asmara. It is a forbidding landscape of rock and mountain, which has been almost completely deforested. Desey and her family were forced to buy firewood everyday, simply to cook and feed herself and her family, spending a lot… Read the full article >
Giving Power to Rural Women
With the support of Australian High Commission in Kenya in the 2015 Carbon Zero Kenya partnered with a women group (Umeme women group) in Western Kenya in Kisumu West to produce 900 cook stoves and sell them within the community. The women were empowered with skills in stove production and marketing. The aim of the… Read the full article >
Counting the Cost
Human life requires cooking, which means having access to fuel. Most families across the globe especially in developing nations depend on traditional stoves for cooking. These stoves emit a huge amount of smoke that affects the families. For anyone who relies on an open fire to cook daily meals, the need for fuel rivals that for… Read the full article >
According to WHO indoor smoke from coal, wood or dung – used as cooking fuel by more than 3 billion people worldwide – ranks ahead of unsafe water as a cause of death in low- and middle-income countries. Almost 2 million deaths a year are caused by cooking smoke, which is linked to pneumonia in… Read the full article >
Not Just About Cooking!!!!
Cooking on a three stone stove is the cheapest way to prepare food in many parts of the world. This is because to assemble a three stone stove you only require three suitable stones of the same height on which a cooking pot is balanced over a fire. That’s how cheap the stove is. This… Read the full article >