Staff training is crucial for organizational development and success. It‘s always fruitful to both employers and employees of any organization. Employees become more efficient and productive if they are properly trained well.
Training presents a prime opportunity to expand the knowledge base of involved staff. Training and development provides both the company as a whole and the individual employees with benefits that make the cost and time a worthwhile investment.
It’s rather obvious that in every work place some employees may have some weaknesses. A training program allows them to strengthen those skills that each employee needs to improve. A development program brings all employees to a higher level so they all have similar skills and knowledge. This helps reduce any weak links within the company who rely heavily on others to complete basic work tasks. Providing the necessary training creates an overall knowledgeable staff with employees who can take over for one another as needed, work on teams or work independently without constant help and supervision from others since the team becomes more aware of safety practices and proper procedures for basic tasks. Trainings may also build the employee’s confidence because s/he has a stronger understanding of the industry and the responsibilities of her job. This confidence may push her to perform even better and think of new ideas that help her excel.

At Carbon Zero it’s our culture to have staff trainings annually to equip our staff with vital skills in executing their roles and this year it was no different. We spent good time training our staff on our monitoring survey tools, Kitchen Performance Test and Water Boiling Test and clarifying several grey areas. We believe that moving forward with the renewed energy in the team our work within the community will have greater impact. The photos below tell it all!

Shimba Hills: Successful Issuance of Gold Standard Credits

Shimba Hills is a rural district in south east coast Kenya one of the major co2balance projects in Kenya.In the last week, the Gold Standard Foundation confirmed that the Shimba Hills has issued carbon credits for its third monitoring period. As a result of this project, 10,985 households are using the efficient cook stoves. This has reduced emissions by >30,000 tCO2e in the latest monitoring period. The project has not only reduced GHG emissions but also reduced time spent collecting wood by local people for cooking and reduce pressure on deforestation local ecosystems.

Moreover, 1,754 people report increases in their health because of using the cook-stoves in the latest monitoring period.The Shimba Hills project has reached 51,538, and supported 3 local stove manufacturers (Camp Kenya,REECON and Mwavoi general contractors) that have acted as implementing partners.

It is good to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved over the last year for helping to facilitate this project and allow it continue to improve the lives of Kenyan communities, the central ethos of all co2balance projects. Long may it continue.

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