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GAM project wins Global Mayors Challenge

A general overlook of Amman. (File photo: Ameer Khalifeh/Jordan News)
AMMAN — Greater Amman Municipality Mayor Yousef Al-Shawarbeh said on Tuesday that the city of Amman won the Global Mayors Challenge with the “Amman is Listening” project, according to Al-Mamlaka.اضافة اعلان

“After a year of dedication and hard work, I am delighted to announce that Amman has won the Bloomberg Philanthropies Global Challenge Award,” Shawarbeh wrote on Twitter.

He added that the win “highlights the appreciation of our city’s continued efforts to think more comprehensively and boldly”.

Bloomberg announced on Tuesday that the city of Amman was one of 15 cities that have won the Global Mayors Challenge, for which 631 cities worldwide submitted their applications in 2021.

The award is granted to creative ideas and innovative solutions that help cities recover from the effects of the corona pandemic.

"Amman is Listening" project is an online participatory platform with interactive accessibility maps that respond to the needs of the population during crises and promote urban resilience, through which ideas were presented in four areas: economic recovery and inclusive growth, health and well-being, climate and environment, quality and good governance.

According to the award announcement on website, Amman “has mapped available public assets and service infrastructure to improve the city’s emergency response and infrastructure investments.”

“Amman was one of the first cities to respond to Bloomberg Philanthropies’ call for the most innovative cities," GAM said on its page, adding: “We are all proud and excited to say that the city of Amman has won a prize of one million dollars in the Global Challenge for Mayors of Cities. This award will support our idea and facilitate its dissemination to other cities.”

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