ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2019
United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In the three months the application was open in 2019, over 7,000 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2019 on 1,209 campuses across 135 nations. 69 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,092 Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2019 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 978,400 people worldwide this year.
“I am so excited because its an opportunity for me to network, get support and mentorship in
achieving the task i took. and I am doing this work
Having grown amidst violence conflict and
religious crisis in Jos, plateau state Nigeria. I
have seen how violence crippled the state and
lead to hardship, poverty and underdevelopment. i learnt and love anything peace. i have seen how young people were used to destroy lives and properties. that has been the reason why i want to engage young people for peace talk.”
Millennium Fellowship Project
Centered on Sustainable Development Goal 16 “Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions”, the youth Peace Talks is an initiative that seek to expand the space for dialogue about peace and security by bringing experts and young people to share their personal stories, experience, ideas and practical solutions to resolve conflict, achieve sustainable peace and security. The talk will also showcase the inspirational stories of people making positive contribution to peace. It will be an avenue to share our thoughts, opportunities and challenges as young people.
About the Millennium Fellow
Lukman Haruna is a student of prestigious Ahmadu Bello University Zaria. He obtained diploma, certificates and training on computer, Leadership, Islamic finance, Tarbiyya (Islamic morals), peace and conflict resolutions from various institutions. He’s hard-working, innovate, thoughtful, charismatic, and open-minded Humanitarian, peace and youths advocate. Passionate about SDG 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions. well being of less privileged and other disadvantaged people. Whether that means exploring new ideas through volunteering in many cases amidst his studies and office work. He is also wholehearted and unequivocal supporter of young people who uses strategic advocacy to improve their inclusion and participation especially in governance, peace and economic building.
As part of his contribution to social and humanitarian development, He established a Non-governmental Organization called Ameer foundation for development Initiatives (AFDI) working in Nigeria.