(MENAFN - The Peninsula) QNADoha: The National Commission for Education, Culture and Science of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education announced yesterday that Al Shamal Municipality has joined the membership of the Unesco Global Network of Learning Cities.
The announcement came during a press conference held yesterday by Secretary-General of the National Commission for Education, Culture and Science Dr. Hamda Hassan Al Sulaiti, and Director of Al Shamal Municipality at the Ministry of Municipality and Environment, Hamad Jomaa Al Mannai. Dr. Al Sulaiti said that the State of Qatar aspires to win the Unesco Learning Cities Award, noting that joining the Network enables Qatar's municipalities to share ideas with other cities, learn best practices, learn how to address climate change challenges, ensure sustainability and public safety, reduce poverty, promoting economic growth and employment and managing demographic.
Dr. Al Sulaiti noted that Al Shamal Municipality is the second in Qatar to join the Unesco Learning Cities after Al Wakrah Municipality joined the Network in 2017, adding that the municipalities of Al Khor, Dhakira and Shahaniya also submitted files to joint the Network and the results are expected soon.
Al Mannai said that Al Shamal Municipality, within the framework of the sustainable strategy of the Ministry of Municipality and Environment, is keen on adopting and disseminating the concepts of sustainability through many programmes, projects and initiatives implemented in cooperation and partnership with civil society organisations.