Mohamed Farahat, an Egyptian based legal practitioner, trainer and political researcher, has been nominated as the African ICT Foundation (AfictF’s) Focal Point Representative for Egypt.
Farahat works with HUMENA for human rights and civic engagement as a legal analyst, as a Legal Consultant with International Organization for Migration (IOM-Egypt), Legal Expert with Center for Migration and Refugees Studies (CMRS_-American University in Cairo (AUC) and Research fellow with International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa (CIPESA).
Mr. Farahat is a member of the steering committee of Internet Rights and Principles Coaition (IRPC) and selected as a Management Advisory Group (MAG) member at North Africa Internet Governance (NAIGF).
Before joining EFRR, he worked for Africa and Middle East Refugee Assistance (AMERA-Egypt) as access to Justice team leader, he worked for International Commission for Jurists (ICJ) as a legal researcher.
As a legal and political researcher, Farahat has published several articles related to international refugee law, Statelessness, Politics, Democracy, Parliamentary studies, Digital rights, and internet governance.
Mr. Farahat is an Alumni of the Middle East and Adjoining Countries School in Internet Governance (MAGSIG 2018), North Africa School in Internet Governance (NASIG 2019), and has participated in many Global IGF programs as a speaker and workshop organizer.
He holds a degree in Law from Cairo University, a post-graduate diploma in Human Rights and civil society, a postgraduate diploma in International Negotiation, a postgraduate diploma in African Studies, and a postgraduate diploma in International law. Currently, Mr. Farahat is a Master’s degree researcher in the Faculty of High African Studies-Cairo University.