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 TAIWO ADEBIYI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.
University of Lagos | Lagos, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 17 & UNAI 9
" Upon seeing my name as part of the selected Millennium Fellows, goosebumps ran through my body system spontaneously as my joy could not be tamed and I became exhilarated.
Growing up in one of the most corrupt and perverted communities in Lagos, Nigeria where social vices, vandalism and human rights violations are on the rise made me realised that countless of upcoming youth would fall victim of such expositions. This prompted me towards service to humanity in me. Sequel to numerous volunteering, projects implementations, I've gotten to realise that a goal with no relevance of service to humanity is meaningless. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ADVOCATES (SDA)
Sustainable Development Advocates is the first registered club in the University of Lagos with the primary objectives of supporting and implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through awareness creation, project implementation and necessary partnerships.
The organization purpose is:
1.To create awareness on the Sustainable Development Goals.
2.To encourage youth inclusiveness in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
3.Enhance the capacity building of youths through leadership, mentorship and networking skills.
4.Building of job innovators and not job seekers as this will help to achieve goal 1,2,8,9 and 17.
5.To continuously work on People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace and Partnership as they relate to the SDGs.
•CONTENT OF AGENDA
1.Establishing a youth sensitization awareness campaign.
2.Partnerships with government agencies, MDAs, private sectors, CBOs and other NGOs to train youth that will be assets of the nation and not liability when they graduate.
3.Trainings and networking with international community to learn best practices and new skills for sustainable development.
In summary, SDA comes with the
VISION: To help in the achievement of SDGs in Nigeria.
MISSION: Leaving no one behind on the Sustainable Development Goals.
About the Millennium Fellow
Taiwo Adebiyi is a 400 level student of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Lagos, Nigeria.
He is a cofounder of the first registered club solely on the SDGs on his campus known as the Sustainable Development Advocates (SDA). He is also a National Executive of the first SDGs advocacy group in Africa known as the Sustainable Development Awareness Campaign Tour.
As a result of his interests in the United Nations, he represented Poland in Life-link Tetiary Model United Nations in Accra, Ghana, co-organize the United Nations Hult Prize Competitions and most recently plan to implement the Millennium Campus Network Projects.
Taiwo is fondly called Scholar by all, as a results of his unprecedented academic exploits with four academic scholarships and other laurels. He currently intern with Morgan Omonitan & Abe Nigeria Limited with three other internships prior to this.
Adebiyi intend to making the world a better place by leaving no one behind on the global goals.