Yahia Shawkat is co-founder and research coordinator of 10 Tooba | Applied Research on the Built Environment, where he focuses on mapping and policy research. Shawkat's work includes the infographic book, Social Justice and the Built Environment | A Map of Egypt (in Arabic), and the Right to Housing Initiative documentaries. He has also analyzed housing policy and government projects in Egypt as well as mapped the building collapse phenomenon there, buildng the first database on collapses: egyptbuildingcollapse.org. Shawkat has also been housing rights officer at the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights and consults on housing and built environment policy for the Bank Information Center (BIC). He regularly contributes to the local and foreign press, and blogs at ShadowMinistryofHousing.org.
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