Our director, Tony Ryan, writes in the Conversation about how experts co-creating in refugee camps can learn vital lessons.
Tony writes about his ongoing work at the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan. The Grantham Centre has been working with the camp for a number of years now and has a number of different research projects.
One notable project is the Desert Garden which helps families displaced by war the opportunity to grow fresh food in the desert using discarded mattresses, not soil. Grantham Scholar Harry Wright was just one of the Grantham experts who worked on this project.
‘I am a scientist who has spent his career working with industry at the interface of science, engineering and medicine. I have served on many advisory boards on translating research into practice. But I never feel the flames of knowledge exchange burn as bright as when I’m at Za’atari refugee camp, in Jordan.’
Read: What experts can learn from working in refugee camps in the Conversation.
And you can find out more about what our experts learn from refugees living in Zaatari on our special project page.
Main image is of Tony Ryan on campus at the University of Sheffield. by Dora Damian.