ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2018

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United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship.  In the three months the application was open in 2018, students applied to join the Class of 2018 on 285 campuses across 57 nations.  30 campuses worldwide (just 11%) were selected to host the 530 Millennium Fellows in the global pilot this year. 

The Class of 2018 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. Millennium Fellows' Projects are projected to positively impact the lives of over 310,000 people worldwide this year. 


UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT BEMNET ASSEFA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2018.

Georgetown University l Washington, D.C., USA l Advancing SDG 5 and UNAI 1

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“I have gotten to engage so deeply with female empowerment in the context of rural India and I am so excited to share what I have learned and also grow from the experiences of others in the work they have been doing.”


Millennium Fellowship Project

The Mann Deshi Foundation works to empower rural women in India with the resources and employment to help them achieve gender equality. Bemnet spent the summer documenting the stories of many women to show how the organization touched their lives and measure the sustainability of the different initiatives they have. She hopes that for 9 girls’ job training for police and sports coaching to be funded, the farm to market to expand by 1.25 of what it is currently, and for the water conservation program to receive funding for an additional water dam that will provide water for an entire village.

Millennium Fellow

Bemnet Assefa is a sophomore at the Georgetown School of Foreign Service. She was born in Ethiopia and grew up in a family passionate about improving the quality of life for their loved ones back home. This upbringing inspired her to pursue a security of human rights in her professional and academic career!

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