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 SEGUN OGUNLANA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.
University of Ibadan | Ibadan, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 1 & UNAI 1
" I see being a Millennium Fellowship as a golden opportunity to learn from the wealth of knowledge of other fellows across the world "
Millennium Fellowship Project: BetterLife Sanitation Solutions
BetterLife Sanitation Solutions is aimed at taking the burden of open defecation off the shoulders of Nigerian s, starting with those who live in Urban slums in Ibadan Oyo State Nigeria
About the Millennium Fellow
Segun Ogunlana is a 5th year Medical student. He is a social Entrepreneur, public speaker as well as a water and sanitation enthusiast. Segun served as the Team Leader of Enactus Nigeria, University of Ibadan Chapter(2017-2019), the largest global student organization with a focus on business and social enterprise in 30 nations. In Enactus, Segun has employed his prowess in developing business models for ‘Irapada-Irefin The Redemption’ which was nominated as the most sustainable project in ACT grant final competition in 2018.
Furthermore, his street-smart training coupled with his professional training as a 5th year medical student in Nigeria’s Premier University has drilled disciplined leadership qualities into his entreprise: hence, he was nominated a finalist in the ACT Leadership Challenge in 2018
His efforts have been recognized by the Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI) as he was selected and trained as a fellow in 2018. He proceeded to co-found Betterlife Solutions, a social enterprise tackling open defecation in Nigeria.