Global Design for UNICEF Registration

Beirut campus, Byblos campus

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is calling on LAU’s dynamic and diverse students to bring their creative thinking and fresh perspectives to pressing development problems.

The Global Design for UNICEF Challenge, a project led by the School of Engineering in cooperation with the Outreach and Civic Engagement unit at LAUis a ground-breaking competition that gives students the opportunity to work with UNICEF – the world’s leading advocate for children – to come up with innovative solutions to pressing development problems. UNICEF believes that students are ideal partners in this effort, bringing fresh ideas, familiarity with new technologies, and a passion for change. Students gain valuable experience in project development and design, and become part of an international network of problem-solvers looking for solutions that have far-reaching impact. The top teams win a chance to work with a UNICEF Country Office to test their idea in the field. The competition is open to the City University of New York, the Lebanese American University (LAU), and the American University of Beirut.
Every year, 6.9 million children die of preventable causes, and millions are affected by emergencies. The Challenge is a four-month online competition focused on improving Child Survival and Emergency response.
Get involved:
1. Register now to create your personal account
2. Find team members through our site (or from among your friends and classmates)
3. Choose a Challenge topic that interests you. Final project proposals are due May 20, 2014.
Visit us at to register and for more information.
Registration closes February 28.
For the schedule, click here
For additional information, you can contact Dina Abdulrahman, the Study Abroad and Program Lead Coordinator according to the below:
Extension: 1349
Office hours:
Beirut campus: MWF 10:00am-2:00pm (LRC level 5, room 509)
Byblos campus: TH 10:00am-2:00pm (Frem 501C)