ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2018

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.

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

Georgetown University | Washington D.C., United States | Advancing SDG 5 & UNAI 4

" 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: Documentary of the personal barriers and persistence of women in rural India

A documentary to shed light on the impacts and barriers that rural women in India face and have prevailed through, with a special emphasis on sexism. Highlights the strength and capability of women and also the importance of sustainability and cohesive support systems within non-profits and development initiatives. Captured through a series of individual personal stories filmed during my two-month fellowship with the Mann Deshi Foundation in rural Maharashtra.

About the Millennium Fellow

My name is Bemnet and I am a sophomore I the Georgetown School of Foreign Service. I was born in Ethiopia and grew up in a family passionate about improving the quality of life for our loved ones back home. This upbringing inspired me to pursue a security of human rights in my professional and academic career!

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