Regional Director

Mohammad Naciri has been the acting regional director of UN WOMEN Arab States since January 2015. Prior to taking on this post, Mohammad was the deputy regional director for UN Women Arab States for 3 years. Mohammad has extensive experience in the region and in gender and development issues.

Mohammad Naciri, Regional Director for Arab States

Mohammad Naciri, Regional Director for Arab States

Prior to joining UN Women, Mohammad was the Deputy Country Director of UNDP in Yemen, where he supported the country in the formulation of its Gender Strategy and the Gender Responsive Budgeting process. He has worked in Kuwait, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Cambodia, dealing with issues from human trafficking to ethnic cleansing.

Mohammad is a Moroccan national and a holder of a Master's degree in Business Administration from the Arab Academy for Science and Technology in Alexandria-Egypt. In addition, Mohammad has a second Master's Degree in Social Anthropology from the University of Oxford.