SHELTERs: Sustainable Homes Enabling the Long Term Empowerment of Refugees
  This project addresses this major moral, humanitarian, and knowledge gap by following on from a highly successful seed-funded project, which developed—through participatory design and interdisciplinary research—a shelter prototype called Makazi (winner at the UK 2019 RISE Awards). This follow-on project allows building full-scale Makazi in four different countries (Jordan, Kenya, Zimbabwe, and South Africa) through strong and constant engagement with users and stakeholders. We will collect unprecedented primary data on as-built life cycle costs and environmental impacts, whilst assessing users comfort and the social suitability of our five regional variants developed form the core Makazi concept.

  • Start Date:

    1 March 2020

  • End Date:

    30 September 2024

  • Activity Type:

    Externally Funded Research

  • Funder:

    Royal Academy of Engineering

  • Value:


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