2021 was a challenging year for many sister city programs. Adjusting to the global pandemic, communities across the SCI network continue to find new and innovative ways to connect globally and thrive locally.
The Annual Awards Program highlights sister city program achievements and brings international recognition to each community’s contributions to the citizen diplomacy movement. Sister Cities International established the Annual Awards Program in 1962 to recognize exceptional sister city programs. Current dues-paying members of Sister Cities International with at least one formally recognized sister city partnership are eligible to apply for awards. The awards will recognize achievements by sister city programs in 2021.