MHUB and the American University in Cairo Organize a Training Course for Young Researchers on Mixed Migration

Opening session of the training for young researchers in Cairo (Taken by: Tamim Elyan)

Cairo – The Mixed Migration Hub (MHUB) and the American University in Cairo (AUC)’s Center for Migration and Refugee Studies (CMRS) are organizing a training course for young researchers on the topic of mixed migration with the aim of enhancing knowledge of the subject and equipping participants with necessary tools to conduct research in the field.

The three-days course delivered by leading professors from across North Africa will help young researchers, post-graduate students, and others working in the field of international migration understand mixed migration in a global and regional context and the policies that govern it, identify data sources, and reinforce the protection of mixed migration flows in the region.

“Building the capacities of researchers is one of our core interests as part of our mission to produce knowledge that leads to better migration governance,” said Ms. Marija Nikolovska, MHUB Coordinator. “This training is important to us as we look forward to expanding the Scholars Network on Mixed Migration in North Africa and involve more young researchers in our training programs on mixed migration topics."

“This training is the most important target for the Scholars Network on Mixed Migration in North Africa in its second year,” said Dr. Maysa Ayoub, Associate Director of the CMRS at the AUC. “We also want to expand the scope of work of the network to add more scholars and researchers and maybe add new countries.”

MHUB and CMRS established last year the “Scholars Network on Mixed Migration in North Africa” which brought together, for the first time, scholars from across the region to contribute to enhancing national migration policies and frameworks in a sustainable and humane manner along the North African Migration Route in 6 key countries Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Sudan, and Tunisia.

The training, which will take place at AUC premises in Cairo, will introduce participants to case studies and real country data from different North African states in addition to academic presentations, discussions and practical exercises to develop their knowledge and research skills in the field of mixed migration.

Topics that will be discussed include definition, flows, stock and governance of mixed migration in North Africa and its role in development, women and children in mixed migration and theories, gaps and future directions of mixed migration research including methodological issues and recommendations for non-citizens in international migration surveys.

The training comes as part of MHUB and CMRS’ cooperation to drive forward knowledge production and dissemination on mixed migration topics in North Africa and to contribute to enhancing migration governance in the region.

Background on MHUB

The Mixed Migration Hub (MHUB) works on behalf of the North Africa Mixed Migration Task Force comprising different UN agencies and non-governmental organizations. 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.

Background on CMRS

The Center for Migration and Refugee Studies (CMRS) is an interdisciplinary center of the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at AUC. Situated in the heart of the Middle East and North Africa, CMRS aims at furthering the scientific knowledge of the large, longstanding, and more recent, refugee and migration movements in this region. It is also concerned with questions of refugees and migration in the international system as a whole, at both theoretical and practical levels.

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