Muscat Joins UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities

  • Publish date: Tuesday، 20 February 2024
Muscat Joins UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities

Muscat has earned a coveted spot within the esteemed UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities. This prestigious recognition, bestowed upon the capital city of Oman, underscores its unwavering commitment to ensuring accessible learning opportunities for all residents, from basic education to higher learning, and aligns with global efforts to promote lifelong learning initiatives.

Muscat's induction into the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities, facilitated by the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, places it among more than 200 cities worldwide dedicated to promoting comprehensive learning across various sectors.

The concept of learning cities underscores Muscat's proactive approach in mobilizing resources across diverse sectors to enhance learning opportunities at all levels. From promoting learning within families and communities to fostering technological innovation in education, Muscat epitomizes the essence of a dynamic learning city.

Muscat's journey towards becoming a learning city has been marked by concerted efforts and a steadfast commitment to sustainable development, in alignment with the objectives outlined in Oman Vision 2040. The city's comprehensive learning initiatives, rooted in the principles of lifelong learning, serve as a cornerstone of its developmental framework, aimed at harnessing competitive advantages and fostering societal progress.

Renowned for its cultural landmarks, breathtaking landscapes, and vibrant community, Muscat stands as an ideal educational hub. From historical monuments to world-class museums, the city offers a rich tapestry of learning opportunities that transcend traditional boundaries. Castles, mosques, and temples serve as repositories of knowledge, offering invaluable insights into the past, present, and future.

Muscat's innovative learning initiatives, such as the 'Yeti Without Illiteracy' and 'Computer Literacy Eradication' projects, underscore its commitment to eradicating illiteracy and fostering digital literacy among its residents. Summer centers and vocational training programs further augment the city's efforts to provide accessible learning opportunities for all.

As Muscat embarks on its journey as a learning city, it remains committed to nurturing a culture of lifelong learning and innovation. With a dedicated focus on educational excellence and sustainable development, Muscat is poised to set new benchmarks in the realm of global learning cities.

With concerted efforts and a shared vision for the future, Muscat is poised to emerge as a beacon of learning and innovation on the global stage.

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