Redesigning refugee communities

Redesigning refugee communities

Rethinking the way refugee communities are laid out. Anicet Adjahossou’s dream job was to work in the humanitarian sector. Yet when he was finally hired by ICRC as a volunteer in 2008 to help build a refugee camp in Burundi, the experience was underwhelming. Having...
How I began manufacturing solar lights for my community

How I began manufacturing solar lights for my community

My name is Abdullahi Mohomed Adow. I’m a 33-year-old refugee from Somalia, currently living with my family (my wife and our eight children, and my mother) in Dollo Ado, Ethiopia. We arrived here in 2009, after the situation in Somalia became too dangerous for us to...
How to plan a prototype project: 4 lessons learned

How to plan a prototype project: 4 lessons learned

Refugees have reported that, thanks to solar streetlights in the refugee camps around Dollo Ado, Ethiopia, there’s now more freedom of movement in and around the camps. Security has increased and people can go to the market, read, or study at night – activities that...
iFellow Profile: Samuel Gonzaga

iFellow Profile: Samuel Gonzaga

Samuel Gonzaga WASH Officer Duty Station: Dollo Ado, Ethiopia Samuel is a Ugandan WASH Officer currently based in Dollo Ado, Ethiopia. Over the past year, Sam worked to introduce solar-powered water pumps in one of the five camps in Dollo Ado, in partnership with...