Mr Mohammad Naciri has been the Regional Director of UN Women in the Arab States since January 2015. Prior to taking on this post, Mohammad was the Deputy Regional Director for UN Women in the Arab States, from 2012. Mohammad has extensive experience in the region and on gender equality, peace and security and development issues.
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.