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'm really excited to be a Millennium Fellow because I know that it will be an avenue to develop my leadership skills and also an opportunity to expand my network in a bid to make impact in my chosen field, food security.
I believe that food insecurity as a problem could hinder the growth of any nation, as a hungry person can hardly articulate his or her thoughts not to talk of find solutions to other pressing needs for survival, growth and development. My dream is that no African child goes to bed hungry.”
Millennium Fellowship Project: Food Unite
Food Unite is a food waste management project that accepts leftover foods and edibles from food companies and individuals to reprocess, repackage and distribute to people that are food insecure. The aim is to increase food security and reduce food wastage. By November 2020, the team aims to constantly feed a thousand people with plans to feed more and partner with food companies to commit to giving their leftovers as a corporate social responsibility.
About the Millennium Fellow
Comfort Tolulope Oladeji is a law student at the University of Lagos and a graduate of botany from the University of Ibadan. She is passionate about food security, skill acquisition, and African culture. She believes that teamwork could foster productivity, hence she works on building a team of people that work toward the sustainable development goal 2, zero hunger.