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 CHARBEL KORKMAZ, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2018.

Western Sydney University l Sydney, Australia l Advancing SDG 12 and UNAI 9

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"I believe that the Millennium Fellowship offers an exciting opportunity to connect with a global network of young leaders passionate about making positive change in their communities. Our projects will promote SDGs via an action based approach that will impact the lives of people on a universal scale."

Millennium Fellowship Project

P.E.A.C.E. in Western Sydney is a strategy for Promoting, Educating, Awareness-raising, Campaigning, and Empowering individuals, groups and the community, around Sustainable Development and the capacity we all have to effect lasting, positive change. It is a framework for disrupting unsustainable practices and current ideologies within our University and the broader community. P.E.A.C.E aims to:

  • PROMOTE via 5 identified internal media platforms targeting students (45,000) and staff (3,000).

  • EDUCATE on current and future University and SDSN Youth initiatives including Responsible Cafes, Tea Bag Project, Plastic Lids installation and local High School Masterclass programs

  • Raise AWARENESS across the 5 main campuses personalizing the SDGs to local concerns

  • Create two CAMPAIGNS:

    • Challenging the University to re-evaluate current policies, practices and values.

    • Disrupt current unsustainable consumption and waste practices, i.e., single-use items

  • EMPOWER students and staff by implementing a new initiative, installing environmentally fact-based challenges related to a minimum of 3 SDGs across 5 main campuses

About the Millennium Fellow

Charbel is a student of Western Sydney University and a professional staff member who works a number of roles in the Student Experience Office. In these roles, Charbel enhances the student University experience and promotes student engagement with the University and its support programs. From his engagement at WesternU, Charbel discovered his passion to help students create meaningful connections during their studies. He believes there is value in engaging with University programs and activities, in addition to attending lectures and tutorials. Charbel has received recognition for his academic excellence and community engagement. He holds a Bachelor of Medical Science (Medicinal Chemistry) with Distinction, and is completing a Bachelor of Applied Leadership and Critical Thinking with The Academy.

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