MHub was established in Cairo, Egypt by the North Africa Mixed Migration Task Force (NAMMTF) to serve as a knowledge hub and secretariat to the Task Force. The NAMMTF currently consists of DRC, IOM, OHCHR, MMC, Save the Children, UNHCR, UNICEF and UNODC. It promotes a human rights-based approach to ensuring the protection of people moving in mixed and complex flows to, through and from North Africa. MHub produces knowledge on the human rights protection issues faced by people on the move in North Africa for use by policy makers agencies, donors, public and academia, with a view to inform advocacy, policy and program development. It fosters collaborative approaches among key stakeholders and serves as the secretariat of the North Africa Mixed Migration Task Force.
The aim of the NAMMTF is to:
- Pool expertise – NAMMTF members regularly share their expertise and identify emerging areas of concern and protection issues.
- Disseminate innovate practices: MHub and the NAMMTF share lessons learned with governments and concerned actors to promote the protection of people on the move.
- Establish priorities and joint responses: Increased exchange and cooperation between agencies and governments promotes synergies and minimises duplication.
- Advocacy: MHub provides a collective platform for Task Force members to highlight pressing policy and programmatic concerns.