Camp+ – the world's first climate-friendly refugee camp
Care Denmark, 2018
Two Global Problems: Climate Change and Refugee Crises
1 comprehensive solution: Refugee camps that provide good life, where residents can grow their own food and have a reliable water supply and safe housing conditions.
refugees In Uganda
people can live in the climate-friendly refugee camp, CAMP+
Two of the world's biggest problems - climate change and the refugee crisis - are closely linked. Extreme weather and changes in the climate are forcing many to leave their homes. Many refugees end up in camps where living conditions are worse than what they fled.
Care's vision was to create radical life improvements – lasting for generations. Refugee camps that provide a good life. Where residents can grow their own food and have a reliable water supply and safe housing conditions.
NEXTSTEP worked closely with Care Danmark as well as a number of experts to create a new strategic direction and identify concepts for the world's first climate-friendly refugee camp, "Camp+" in 2018- 2019
Together with a number of experts, Nextstep prepared the strategic foundation for Care Denmark and developed the overall vision and the ten concepts for CAMP +.
CAMP+ is currently being tested on a smaller scale in the town of Kavule, Uganda, in 2019 and 2020.
The goal of CAMP+ is that the concept can be scaled and replicated globally. All refugee camps must be able to find inspiration in the CAMP+ model, and the ideas and concepts must be able to be used and implemented in refugee camps around the world.
“CAMP + is really well seen. To turn a catastrophic situation, which is often in a refugee camp, into seeing all these people as a huge resource. CAMP + will get value out of all these people and create a life for the refugees where they are in the refugee camp during the time they are there.
Thinking about sustainability, self-supply and resources in a refugee camp – that's a very good thing. It's a really nice project and a great idea with lots of energy in it. And that's why I'm in it."