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13 New African Cities Join UNESCO’s Global Learning Network

The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) claimed that 64 cities from 35 nations had joined this network. There are 13 new African cities.

According to a UNESCO press release, the Global Network brings together communities that stand out for encouraging their residents to pursue lifelong learning.

A jury of specialists recommended the new cities that will join the Network.

To become a learning city, the mayor and city administration must demonstrate a true commitment to learning, as well as implement a set of best practices and public policy initiatives.

13 new African cities have joined this list.

Alexandria, Egypt

Sharkia, Egypt

Zefta, Egypt

Agadir, Kingdom of Morocco

Essaouira, Kingdom of Morocco

Fez, Kingdom of Morocco

Bikok, Cameroon

Maroua 1er, Cameroon

Yaoundé 1er, Cameroon

São Filipe, Cape Verde

Gagnoa, Ivory Coast

Dakar, Senegal

Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe

“Cities are essential to transforming the right to education into a tangible reality for individuals of all ages. With these new admissions, the network now includes 356 cities from around the world, which share their know-how and pave the way for lifelong learning opportunities for 390 million citizens,” underlined the Director General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay.

The fundamental characteristics of UNESCO learning cities include connections between educational, training, and cultural institutions, as well as the involvement of a diverse range of partners such as public sector officials, civil society organizations, and businesses.

The press release concludes that they effectively mobilize resources across sectors to promote inclusive and quality learning, from basic to higher education, revitalize learning within families and communities, facilitate learning in place work, and expand the use of modern learning technologies.

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