AUC with EU launch Egyptian Migration Hub EHUB

The Center for Migration and Refugee Studies (CMRS) of the American University in Cairo (AUC) launched on Monday, the Egyptian Migration Hub “EHUB” in coordination with the European Commission (EU) in Egypt. EHUB targets combine between all stakeholders concerned with migration in Egypt.

It includes academics, practitioners, government officials, UN agencies, NGOs, researchers and policy makers. In order to share experiences, confidence building. “The Hub will form a common baseline for discussing the context and the migration policy options and interventions in Egypt. It aims to maximize the benefits of migration for Egypt.” According to AUC statement on its website.

The forum’s activities will differ to include holding meetings, online workshops, in-person training, media training, podcasting and policy briefs.

The launch ceremony will be attended by representatives of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Egypt, the Migration Unit of the German International Cooperation Agency. They are along with Justice Ministry, Manpower Ministry, Plan International, Save the Children, the International Labor Organization, Maat for Peace and Development, Catholic Relief Services, Saint Andrew’s Refugee Services, the Red Cross, the Red Crescent, CARE International and many several embassies.

The speakers in this ceremony will includes Ambassador Ehab Badawy, Assistant Minister for Multilateral Affairs at the Foreign Ministry, Ambassador Nevine al-Husseini, Deputy Assistant Minister for Multilateral Affairs at the Foreign Ministry, Laurent de Boeck, Head of Mission of the International Organization for Migration, Eric Oechslin, Country Director of the International Labor Organization. Ayman Zohri, President of the Egyptian Migration Association, Ambassador Christian Berger, the Head of the European Union (EU) Delegation to Egypt, Ibrahim Awad, Professor of Public Policy and Director of the Center for Migration and Refugee Studies at the AUC will also attend.

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