Co-Creating Sustainable Solutions in Zaatari

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

Together they recycle 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 Zaatari in the video below ↓

Zaatari hydroponics published in Nature

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