Sharjah: Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah are included in the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities (GNLC). UNESCO GNLC is an international policy-based knowledge network that shares inspiration and practice for knowledge and education initiatives. Ensuring education for all and promoting lifelong learning opportunities are important criteria for their inclusion in the GNLC list. GNLC lists 294 cities from 76 countries.
UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) has assessed that Sharjah is a vibrant city in terms of economy and culture. Sharjah’s inclusion in the GNLC also highlights Sharjah’s interest in providing lifelong learning to the community along with sustainable development and economic competitiveness. The Sharjah Government Media Office noted that Sharjah has met all the criteria to join the UNESCO Learning Cities Network.
The membership of GNLC Sharjah is the culmination of continuous efforts. Sheikh Dr., member of the Supreme Council of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Sharjah. Media Bureau sources said that it is the foresight of Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi and his directives that keep Sharjah’s educational processes ahead along with the development projects. Chairman of the Sharjah Education Council Dr. Saeed Musaba Alkabi said. Being part of the UNESCO knowledge network will help to implement innovative ideas in the education and service sectors. Dr. Saeed said.
RAK General Secretary Executive Council Dr. Muhammad Abdulatif Khalifa said. GNLC membership will help Ras Al Khaimah expand its knowledge base and accelerate the exchange and application of emerging innovative ideas at a global level. Dr. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, member of the Supreme Council of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, said that the emphasis given to the education sector is testimony to the global success of Ras Al Khaimah. Muhammad Abdul Latif continued.