Co-Creating Sustainable Solutions in Za’atari

Centre Director Tony Ryan works with academics, experts and refugees co-creating sustainable solutions to life at the Za’atari refugee camp.

Together they recyle materials from the camp to create home improvements and agricultural innovations. Old mattresses, bikes and yogurt pots have found new life as hydroponic systems, air conditioning, and wheelchairs. We are developing the innovations from the camp for use in other countries.

Find out more about the Grantham Centre at Za’atari in the video below ↓

PEOPLE: Moaed Al Meselmani

History of the project

Used mattresses and bikes pile up at the refugee camp

Old bikes into new solutions


Refugees creating a hydroponic system from yogurt pots

Growing food in old mattresses

Plans for a sustainable future