Dr. Mohamed Fouad Bergigui is the head of rural development for the Moroccan Foundation for Youth, Initiative and Development. He received a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the Agronomic and Veterinary Institute. At the foundation, Bergigui is in charge of conception, achievement and follow-up of socio-economic development programs targeting especially rural areas and underprivileged populations. He has participated in many rural development projects such as the creation of six beekeeping cooperatives in Tiznit and Chtouka in southern Morocco, and two Veterinarian Civic Action Projects for poor farmers rural Morocco.
My interest in nonviolent struggle was first sparked “…when I led a rural development project to ensure better living conditions for destitute Berber populations that have no access to the basic necessities of life in the countryside of Morocco. I was personally involved in nonviolent action when I participated in a COP15 youth climate march in Copenhagen. I hope to learn how to empower youth and underprivileged populations to act for the change they need.