Focus – Morocco Wins Dubai International Award for Best Practice for Urban Improvement

Morocco won the Dubai International Award for Best Practice in the category of national urban policies, UN Habitat and Dubai municipality announced.

The initiative “We are Medina Learning from Jnane Aztout”, conducted in Larache, has been selected as the “best practice for improving the environment” in the field of national urban policy, said officials of the UN agency during the second meeting, on Monday at the United Nations headquarters in Nairobi, of the Sub-committee on Policy and Work Program of the Permanent Representatives Committee, which was attended by the Ambassador of Morocco to Kenya El Mokhtar Ghambou.

The Jnane Aztout project, carried out within the framework of the “Slum-free Cities” program, is the fruit of a partnership between the Ministry of Housing, through the Al Omrane group, the Larache prefecture (the National Initiative for Human Development, INDH), the urban community, the Jnane Aztout association and the cooperation group for housing and development, under the University of Seville.

The Award reflects the policy and commitment of Dubai Government and the United Arab Emirates towards sustainable development of human settlements and protection of the environment on the basis of mutual international cooperation.

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