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Al Wakra wins this year’s UNESCO Learning City Award

Doha: For providing learning opportunities to its 80,000 inhabitants, the city of Al Wakra has been awarded the 2021 UNESCO Learning City Award.

Its announcement coincided with yesterday’s ceremony on the Learning City Award 2021 in Yeonsu, South Korea, attended by representatives from the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL).

“Congratulations to Al Wakra on winning the 2021 UNESCO Learning City Award for outstanding progress in #lifelonglearning. The city has made lifelong learning a priority as part of its sustainability plan, with a focus on vulnerable groups,” stated UIL.

A jury of international experts recommended ten cities to receive this year’s Learning City Award. The cities awarded include Belfast (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland), Clermont-Ferrand (France), Damietta (Egypt), Dublin (Ireland), Huejotzingo (Mexico), Jubail Industrial City (Saudi Arabia), Osan (Republic of Korea), Shanghai (People’s Republic of China), and Wyndham (Australia).

“Whether they are megacities or smaller urban areas, all of the awardees have shown how learning opportunities empower citizens of all ages when suitable policies and programmes are put in place,” stated UIL.

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