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 MANU OBED ALEGYISU, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology | Kumasi, Ghana | Advancing SDG 13 & UNAI 9
" I’m highly honored to be part of the Millennium Fellowship because of the platform the programme presents to develop myself and contribute to an agenda that seeks to solve global problems. I'm also excited about the opportunity to work and learn from a global community of young leaders, and expand my network to connect to young change makers from around the world. I strongly share in the principle of “thinking globally but acting locally”. Hence, my quest and motivation to contribute to mitigating climate change since I believe it is not only an environmental problem but also a health problem. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: International Climate Change Development Initiative
The project will empower young people become active partners for the realization of the SDGs in Ghana. It will also harness their ideas and commitment towards the achievement of the SDGs in Ghana with special emphasis on SDG 13 Climate change. Also, Project participants will be trained and guided to generally make responsible choices themselves such that, in the long run, their own choices will also contribute to SDG 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities, 12 Responsible Consumption and Production, 14 life below water and 15 life on Land. Specifically, the project will;
1.Equip university student with practical strategies in environmental leadership and advocacy
2.Promote the creation of green entrepreneurship, ecotourism and non-consumptive uses of natural resources among students and across Ghana
3.Organize campus wide forums to create awareness on the SDGs and highlight youths contribution towards achieving these goals in Ghana .
About the Millennium Fellow
Obed Alegyisu Manu was born in Dambai in the Oti Region, Ghana. He had his basic education at Dambai and secondary education at the Bishop Herman College, Kpando, Ghana. Due to his love for nature and environmental protection, he furthered to study BSc. Natural Resources Management at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and currently in his second year. Obed is very keen and committed to developing his leadership capacity and broadening his scope of knowledge and understanding in his field of interest through working with both local and international organizations. He currently volunteers with A Rocha Ghana and Ghana Wildlife Society.