Dr. Rana Dajani participated in a panel on Social Innovation and Humanitarian Responses on February 22, hosted by the Yale’s Macmillan Center Program on Refugees, Forced Displacement, and Humanitarian Responses. Dr. Dajani spoke about the challenges to Western conceptions of how to help refugees and the importance of human-centred design.
“We should trust the people [the refugees] themselves to come up with solutions to the challenges they face, because they know better what has gone wrong,” she said. “They can put their finger on exactly the reason and the roots of the challenges they’re facing, and thus they can develop better solutions.”
The panel can be viewed in its entirety here.
You can read more about the panel and the Program on Refugees, Forced Displacement, and Humanitarian Responses here.