Mr. Magdy Abdel-Hamid holds a PHD in Construction Economics, Organization and Management. For over a decade he has worked as a consultant on political development polices, civil society and human rights policies and training programs. He is a consultant to UN agencies, IDEA, DRI, EPD and EU. He has coordinated and edited monthly and annual analytical reports on the status of democracy in Egypt and has participated in developing a number of studies, papers and training manuals on educational, citizenship, participatory democracy and monitoring elections. He is a Co- founder of many networks and coalition in the field of human rights, democracy and development on both national and regional level. Dr. Abdel-Hamid is a coordinator of the Egyptian Euro-Med Civil Platform (EEMCP), a president of the Coalition on Child’s Rights in Egypt (CCR) and of the Egyptian Association for Community Participation Enhancement (EACPE).