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.
“What motivates you to not get killed? Everything. We are biologically wired for survival, and the climate crisis is the largest existential threat humanity has faced. I already deeply understood this at the age of seven. What ignited my urge to change something then came down to empathy and compassion for all living beings.
Approaching it as an entrepreneur comes from my belief that every fracture presents an opportunity to understand the underlying problem and innovate around it. I am not interested in iterative progress. Start with a blank sheet if you wish to radically transform the world. ”
Millennium Fellowship Project: Project Earendil
The organization’s aim is to select and accelerate high impact strategies while monitoring the status quo in an integrated manner, to close the first emissions gap until 2030 to meet the 1.5C target. I am specifically addressing the lack of actionable recommendations, targeted resource allocation, and data-centered, real-time implementation monitoring.
If we want to convince billions of people to change their habits, we need to chart an unambiguous roadmap that convinces them it is worth the cost of implementing. Without it we are lost at sea, simply rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic. Given the early stage and the large scale of the project, the aims for this semester are:
Obtain funding for the first year of operations
Assemble nucleus of the core team
About the Millennium Fellow
Kami Krista is a rising junior at Harvard studying Engineering Sciences and Theater, Dance & Media. What drives her is her ambition to be an integral catalyzer in ensuring that we stay below 1.5ºC global warming. This intent has guided her since she was very young, such as when writing a letter to the president of Brazil age eight or giving a TEDx talk age eleven on a sustainable transportation idea. Kami is a maker who aims to combine her knowledge and experience in entrepreneurship, scientific research, and artistic storytelling to accelerate humanity’s transition into a sustainable age.