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Mohamed Farahat

Mohamed Farahat is an Egyptian lawyer. He is a human rights lawyer, legal trainer and legal and political researcher. He joined Egyptian Foundation for Refugees Rights (EFRR) in 2014, first as Access to Justice team leader than as Coordinator of EFRR’s legal aid project with UNHCR, currently as programs director. He has held his current position since March 2015. In addition, Mr. Farahat joined African Civil Society on Information Society (ACSIS) since November 2017 as a member and National coordinator (ACSIS-Egypt). Prior to joining EFRR, he worked for Africa and Middle East Refugee Assistance (AMERA-Egypt) as access to Justice team leader, he worked for the International Commission for Jurists (ICJ) as a legal researcher.

Mr. Farahat hold a BA degree in Law from Cairo University, he obtained a post graduate diploma in Human Rights and civil society, post graduate diploma in International Negotiation, post graduate diploma in African Studies, and post graduate diploma in International law. Currently Mr. Farahat is a Master’s degree researcher at the Faculty of High African Studies-Cairo University.

Mr. Farahat has some published articles related to refugees; in addition, he organized and was guest speaker in workshops related to Refugees’ digital rights.

Mr. Farahat is a member of the Steering Committee of Internet Rights and Principles Coalition (IRPC) Internet Society (ISOC), individual member of ICANN’s Non-Commercial Stakeholder Group (NCSG). Recently Mr. Farahat was selected as a MAG member at North Africa IGF.

Mr. Farahat is Alumni of Middle East and Adjoining Countries School in Internet Governance (MAGSIG 2018), North Africa School in Internet Governance (NASIG 2019) and participated at many IG meetings such as the Global IGF 2017 and 2018 as speaker and workshop organizer, African IGF2017. Recently he organized a workshop during the Digital Rights and Inclusion forum 2019.