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 805 Millennium Fellows.
During the Millennium Fellowship, Millennium Fellows' dedicated 96,705 hours and their 422 unique projects positively impacted the lives of 564,366 people worldwide.
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT MARIE NADINE ISIMBI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.
African Leadership University | Kigali, Rwanda | Advancing SDG 13 & UNAI 9
" I am so excited to be a Millennium fellow because for it is the biggest opportunity to be exposed to the whole world, and it will be a good time to discuss with other fellows to problems that the world has. It will be an opportunity to get views and opinions of how you can solve your problem, which will create impact toward the solution that we might implement in the future. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Bamboo as the way of living
Bamboo project is a future profit organization that is focusing on planting bamboo trees in the area of five acres. We have been looking forward to planting about 1000 seeds. Our main objective is to reforest and to prevent climate change caused by deforestation in my home area.
We hope to make money from selling the harvested bamboos, which are ready to be used to make traditional baskets, constructions. We also hope to employ about 40 to 50 young people to conserve and guide the forest from poachers. Our initiative has measured its success metrics, and we have found that as we have managed to plant 1000 bamboos, we employed 22 people in just the cultivation stage. In the previous four months, we have tried to raise $65 local government to support the wedding stage. From those 1000 bamboos, we hope to generate money from them, which is about $560 in the next seven months.
About the Millennium Fellow
Isimbi Marie Nadine is a second-year student at African Leadership University studying Global challenge as a major; She is currently a conservation scholar at this university which helps her to work on the conservation project. She is passionate about solving the problems of climate change and life below water.