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 MATTHEW ADEWUYI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.
Ladoke Akintola University of Technology | Ogbomosho, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 11 & UNAI 9
" I'm excited to be a Millennium Fellow because as an aspiring Environmental Engineer, I understand the importance of working towards and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in order to eradicate poverty, disease, improve human health and environmental stability in both my local community and in communities all around the globe.” "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Safe Tomorrow
Our team plans to educate youth about what sustainable development means and why working towards achieving the SDGs is important for our world. While accomplishing this, the team will be showcasing the work our group will be doing over the course of the Fellowship to address plastic waste, orientating people on diseases that might arise from untreated waste, and partnership on campus and in the community as examples of what can be done to help advance the SDGs.
1. Host 6-8 educational events reaching a total audience of 500 people to educate campus & local communities on the SDGs
2. Reduce campus plastic waste, contribute to University entrepreneur center and reclamation agreement between university and dining services
3. Create waste management policy for the institution and it's community.
4. Use of plastic waste for innovative purposes.
About the Millennium Fellow
Matthew Adewuyi is a final year student at Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso studying Civil engineering with focus on structures and environmental engineering.
Matthew currently serve as the director of MYFOD education for all, Ogbomoso Oyo state, a student with passion for environment sustainability and growth of the upcoming generation. He currently works on recycling plastic waste; an approach to supporting and enhancing 'beat the plastic' strategy of the 2018 World Environmental Day.