Mr. Mohammed Naciri trained as a geographer. He is Professor Emeritus of the Mohammed V University (Rabat). He spent a good part of his academic career at the Hassan II Institute of Agronomy and Veterinary Medicine, as professor-researcher in the Department of Humanities. He added to his research on urbanization a historic and anthropologic dimension of knowledge about the rural world, its past and present evolution, by initiating and taking part in a major project of research-action in two valleys of the High Atlas over twenty years.
He was Vice-President of Enda Third-World for development, an institution registered in Senegal, recognized by the UN. He is presently President of Al Idrissi Association for the use of IT in historical research on Morocco’s past.
His latest work “Désirs de ville” was awarded the 2018 Morocco Prize for Social Sciences. He is co-author with a colleague of the University of Pau (France) of a book on the XIXth Century evolution of a High Alps valley in France.