The Egyptian Migration Hub (EHUB)

Migration is an important cross-cutting topic in Egypt and has been for many years. As the global and regional discussions and interest around migration have grown, the Center for Migration and Refugee Studies (CMRS) of The American University in Cairo (AUC) and the European Union Delegation to Egypt, as partners of the Government of Egypt in the sector, are bringing together in a joint initiative, the Egyptian Migration Hub (EHUB), all stakeholders in the country to share their experiences, to build confidence, and to form a common baseline of understanding of the context and the policy options available.

CMRS officially launched the EHUB to the public and all relevant stakeholders in June 2022. The EHUB will bring together academics, practitioners, and government officials to discuss important topics of migration governance in Egypt and the region. It will also support these actors in governance and exchanging experiences and information among high-level decision-makers. In the project's first phase, four Forum Sectoral Meetings will be organized with relevant stakeholders on the issues most affecting migration to and from Egypt to increase stakeholder cooperation and maximize the positive aspects of migration for migration in Egypt.

The first sectoral meeting on Migration Data was organized on July 32022, and was moderated by Ayman Zohry, a demographer and an expert on migration issues. Media training directed to journals and other relevant stakeholders will be organized in the framework of EHUB in November 2022.

Two general forum meetings will also occur with high-level government officials and heads of International non-governmental organizations (INGOs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and the United Nations on Migration Governance.

Finally, a podcast will be recorded with experts on migration in Egypt in both Arabic and English to reach a general audience on various migration-related issues. 

EHUB News and Announcements

Under the framework of the Egyptian Migration Hub (EHUB) project the Center for Migration and Refugee Studies (CMRS) at the American University in Cairo is hosting with the support of the European Union Delegation in Egypt a series of episodes with the aim of enhancing the knowledge on and raising awareness of key migration issues. 

Officially launched in June 2022, EHUB aims at bringing together academics, practitioners, and government officials to discuss important topics of migration governance in Egypt. The ultimate goal is to support these actors in the governance process and support the exchange of experiences and information through policy dialogues and outreach. 


Episode 1: History of Migration to and from Egypt  

Guest: Ayman Zohry, Demographic and Expert

Hosted by: Sara Sadek, EHUB Technical Advisor and Adjunct Professor, CMRS, AUC


Episode 2: Employment of migrants and refugees in Egypt: The private Sector Perspective 

Guest:  Amr Abdel Hakim, Legal expert on refugee issues and CEO of a medical supplies company

Hosted by: Shaimaa Gheith, EHUB Media and Communications Officer 


Episode 3: The Situation of Urban Refugees: Cairo as a Case Study

Guest:  Jeff Crisp, Associate Fellow in International Law at Chatham House and Visiting Research Fellow at Refugee Studies Centre, Oxford

Hosted by: Elena Hebraskey, EHUB Project Manager 


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CMRS Hosts the 'High-Level General Forum Meeting' the concluding event of EHUB's 1st phase

CMRS hosted the “High-Level General Forum Meeting” as the concluding event of the first phase of the Egyptian Migration Hub (EHUB) project in Oriental Hall, AUC Tahrir Campus.

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EHUB sectoral Meetings Host Stakeholders for a wider discussion on Migration issues.

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EHUB Organizes Media Training on Migration issues

CMRS, in the framework of the EHUB, recently organized a five days training program at AUC Tahrir Campus in December directed towards media personnel. The training was designed to provide an opportunity for professionals in media and communications to gain knowledge about the field of migration, covering a wide range of topics, including an introduction to migration terminologies, policy frameworks and key players, Egyptian Migration: Volumes and Destinations, Migration Governance Frameworks as well as Introduction to Refugee Law. 

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AUC’s Egyptian Migration Hub to Serve as Pivotal Organization in Addressing Migration and Refugee Issues 

AUC’s Center for Migration and Refugee Studies (CMRS) launched the Egyptian Migration Hub (EHUB) this spring. A joint initiative between CMRS and the European Union,  the hub will be a platform for discussing, centralizing data, and furthering policy on migration, as well as addressing certain gaps in the literature, research and discussions on migration in Egypt.

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