What is JCI


JUNIOR CHAMBER INTERNATIONAL (JCI) IS A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION THAT CONSISTS OF YOUNG ACTIVE CITIZENS AGES 18 TO 40 WHO ARE ENGAGED AND COMMITTED TO CREATING IMPACT IN THEIR COMMUNITIES. JCI GATHERS ACTIVE CITIZENS FROM ALL SECTORS OF SOCIETY AND DEVELOPS THEIR SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING TO MAKE INFORMED DECISIONS AND TAKE ACTION. AS GLOBALLY MINDED YOUNG PEOPLE, WE ALL HAVE RIGHTS, RESPONSIBILITIES AND SHARE GOALS.
WE FIND TARGETED SOLUTIONS TO LOCAL ISSUES BENEFITING OUR COMMUNITIES, OUR WORLD AND OUR FUTURE. EMBRACING NEW IDEAS, COLLABORATION AND DIVERSITY, WE HAVE THE PASSION AND COURAGE TO ADDRESS THE CRITICAL CHALLENGES OF OUR TIME. WORLDWIDE, JCI HAS MORE THAN 200,000 MEMBERS IN 5000+ LOCAL CHAPTERS ACROSS 124 COUNTRIES AND HAS IMPLEMENTED TENS OF THOUSANDS OF IMPACTFUL PROJECTS SINCE IT WAS FOUNDED IN 1915
FOR MORE INFO PLEASE VISIT WWW.JCI.CC

JCI PARTNERS

What is I Green Beirut


“I GREEN BEIRUT” IS A GREEN INITIATIVE, CREATED BY JCI lebanon, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE UNITED NATIONS INFORMATION CENTRE IN BEIRUT (UNICBEIRUT) AND UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF THE MUNICIPALITY OF BEIRUT.
THE MAIN PURPOSE OF THIS INITIATIVE IS TO SPREAD ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS AND INVOLVE THE PUBLIC IN PLANTING AND CREATING MORE GREEN SPACES ALL OVER BEIRUT.

What is UNIC


The United Nations Information Centre in Beirut (UNIC Beirut) is one of 59 offices around the world that constitute branch offices of the UN Department of Global Communications (UNDGC) in New York. It was established on 7 September 1962 further to General Assembly Resolution 13 (1) of 13 February 1946, which called on UNDGC to establish branch offices in all parts of the world.

UNIC Beirut serves Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Kuwait, and works closely with the UN family in Lebanon. Its core functions are the following:

  • Promoting an informed understanding of the work and purposes of the UN;
  • Informing the public of the aims and activities of the UN in accordance with the purposes and principles enshrined in the UN Charter;
  • Organizing awareness activities on the priorities of the UN and strengthening national and regional support for the Organization;
  • Developing communication strategies to generate greater public understanding of the work of the Organization and its priorities;
  • Disseminating information on the activities of UN agencies and programmes in Lebanon;
  • Maintaining close relations with the media, and other partners such as governmental and non-governmental organizations, educational institutions, etc…
  • Providing leadership to the UN Communication Group in Lebanon, which consists of the communication officers of UN agencies and programmes in Lebanon and implements joint activities;
  • Providing information and feedback to UNDGC on the Centre's work and activities.

The mandate of UNDGC is to promote an informed understanding of the work, principles and the purposes of the UN among the peoples of the world through various outreach campaigns. The Department provides information and produces materials on UN global activities such as peacekeeping and international security, economic, social and cultural development, human rights and humanitarian issues, education, population, drug trafficking and other issues.

For more info, kindly visit The United Nations Information Centre in Beirut's website.

Impact On Citizens and City


 

Our Mission


 

Beirut, the cityscape, is currently overshadowed by concrete high-rises. We suffer from a lack of green spaces. This has contributed to many environmental issues such as a poor air quality and trapped heat.

This is largely due to the fact that the city was not developed in proportional composition between masses and voids, concrete and green. Our duty is to change the existing voids by creating a new dimension of green urban experience without destroying anything within our limits.

Our purpose is to make the city healthy again by increasing environmental awareness in our society and sparking a green initiative whereby green spaces are grown within the city to fill the voids: streets, pathways, public gardens, roundabouts, and roof tops.

Some Memories


Our Partners


Without whom this couldn't be acheived.

Our Esteemed Jury


 

Ziad Abichaker
Environmental / Industrial Engineer
CEO Cedar Environmental
www.cedarenv.com

Wissam Melhem
Architect / Masters in Landscape Urbanism
Coordinator of the Faculty of Architecture Arts and Design at NDU

Elie Hanna
Multidisciplinary Designer / Interior Architect
2018 National Vice President for Partnership and Outreach
JCI Lebanon

Cynthia Khoury
Information Officer / defacto Deputy Director
UN Information Centre in Beirut.

Matilda El-Khoury
Architect / Councilor, Municipal Council of Beirut

Get In Touch


 

Download the guideline for the below categories:

Landscape for Professionals
Landscape for Students
Artistic Submissions

Need more details?

Click here to drop us a line.

Registration is now closed