The Faculty of Engineering at the University of Balamand is pleased to announce its participation in the prestigious UN2023 Water Action conference at the UN Headquarters in New York on March 24th, 2023. UOB will present its innovative 1 Million Action Postcard (1MAP) initiative through Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Dr Yasmine Jabaly.
The 1MAP initiative, created by Dr. Jabaly in her capacity as UOB LEWAP Student Chapter advisor, aims to raise awareness and encourage positive action on water challenges by connecting solutions across generations. The project has already gained significant support from our partners from the Netherlands, Wavemakers United, further highlighting our international collaborations to make a meaningful impact globally.
The initiative, “Youth Perspectives Through 1 Million Postcards,” 1MAP for short, was developed in response to the UN Gamechangers Challenge. The UN2023 Water Action conference will feature a special side event dedicated to 1MAP, a remarkable feat for the initiative being the only side event hosted by a Lebanese University as a part of the UN2023 Water Action Conference. The University of Balamand is proud to host this event, especially as it was among the 102 proposals selected out of 1270 applications.
UOB Vice President for Internationalization and Engagement and Dean of the Faculty of Engineering Professor Rami Abboud commended the efforts of Dr. Jabaly and the UOB LEWAP chapter in their contributions to the success of 1MAP, which has truly “taken Balamand to the world”. He also underlined UOB and the Faculty of Engineering’s strategic commitment to fostering and promoting sustainable initiatives.

Source: National News Agency – Lebanon

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