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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 402 Millennium Fellows in the global pilot this year.

The Class of 2018 is bold, innovative, and inclusive. During the Millennium Fellowship, Millennium Fellows' dedicated 48,785 hours and their 214 unique projects positively impacted the lives of 393,449 people worldwide.



Georgetown University | Washington D.C., United States | Advancing SDG 5 & UNAI 3


" I am so excited and honoured be a Millennium Fellow and become a part of this extraordinary community of talented, driven and like-minded leaders who are committed to creating a sustainable, prosperous and peaceful future for our planet and for humanity. I am eternally grateful for all the opportunities I have been given, and through being a Millennium Fellow I aspire to develop the relationships and learn the skills needed to bring my social impact ideas to life and provide equal, opportunity to all. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: US India Women's Alliance

The vision of the US India Women's Alliance is to empower all women across India to achieve their full potential. Our mission is to promote women's skill development and entrepreneurship through facilitating access to specialized curriculum, mentorship and reliable funding. Our role in particular is designing a scalable online learning platform which supports women's personal and professional development through entrepreneurship education. This platform will consist of five overarching models; self development, professional development, skill development, starting a business and managing a business. We will use the rate of completion of individual modules in this online program, in conjunction with feedback from in person workshops on the ground in India to evaluate the success of this platform. The education platform will also be paired with a mentorship program that seeks to connect Indian women with business people around the globe, to give the network and relationships they need to flourish in business. Additionally they will have access to a funding program which provides easily accessible capital flows for women owned businesses. Our primary measure of success will be evaluating how many women are able to become more independent and self-reliant through this program, by either launching their own venture or becoming a part of a larger organization.

About the Millennium Fellow

Alesha Gulamhusein is junior at Georgetown University, Washington D.C. She is studying Global Business with a focus in Finance and Operations Management, in addition to completing a minor in Psychology. Alesha grew up in Dubai and spent a lot of time working with non-profits and schools in India and Nepal that provide support and education for women and children in impoverished areas. Through these endeavours she developed her passion for social impact work and became committed to women’s empowerment and the provision of inclusive and safe education opportunities for children across India. On campus she is the co-chair of the Georgetown University India Initiative, an organization dedicated to advancing research, teaching and dialogue around India. She was also formerly a Project Manager, and now the Director of Human Resources for Georgetown Global Consulting, which is an organization providing innovative solutions to the challenges faced by microfinance and non-profits across the developing world.

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