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Ayman Zohry

Demographer and Geographer

July 10th, 2012

Area of Expertise: Migration and Integration
Geographical Expertise - Region: North Africa and Middle East
Languages: Arabic, English
Country: Egypt
Continent: Africa


zohry 150x150 Ayman ZohryDr. Ayman Zohry is a demographer/geographer and expert on migration studies based in Cairo, Egypt. He is a leading researcher in the field of migration studies in Egypt with a special focus on illegal migration.

He has about 20 years of experience in the field of population studies and migration research.

Currently, his work focuses on migration with special emphasis on illegal migration of Egyptian youth to Europe. Most of Dr. Zohry’s published work is available for download at his website. His recent book (Arabic) Insights into Egyptian Society was published in Cairo in 2006.

He has worked as a visiting professor at American University of Beirut (AUB), American University in Cairo (AUB), and The Danish Institute for International Studies.

In addition, he has carried out consulting work in the fields of demography, education, labor force, and migration for the International Organization for Migration (IOM), World Bank, Arab League, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia, European Union, Academy for Educational Development, United States Agency of International Development (USAID), and many other national, regional, and international organizations.

He started his career working as a junior demographer at the National Population Council (Egypt) from 1987 until joining the Cairo Demographic Center in 1992 to study demography and population and development, then a Master of Philosophy in Demography in 1995 with specialization in family planning programs and population policies.

While studying at CDC, he worked as a lecturer assistant, lecturer, and trainer. He was also a lecturer in the United Nations sponsored Population and Development Program. He carried out many studies in his field of specialization and devised an array of Demographic and Health Surveys for countries of Africa and Asia.

He moved then to work in a UNFPA-funded project in the field of strengthening NGOs working in the field of population.

In 1997 he joined the US Naval Medical Research Unit in Cairo (NAMRU-3), Egypt as a data analyst for medical demography and infant and child diseases. In 1999, he joined a project implemented by the Academy for Educational Development (AED), a United States organization and he used to work as the director of Monitoring and Evaluation division.

He received his Ph.D. from the University of Sussex in 2002.



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