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.

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UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT BEAR KRUZ, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2019.

University of Sydney | Sydney, Australia | Advancing SDG 10 & UNAI 6

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" The Millennium Fellowship connects me to a network of student leaders across the world who are working to drive, build and pursue progress and change. It’s an honour to be a part of a community creating such tangible social and environmental impact. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: orxestra

In an era of ubiquitous connectivity, technology remains mostly under applied within the field of international development. What could solutions to global humanitarian challenges look like if they were built on a ‘mobile first’ approach? Could decentralised applications help citizens amplify their demand for climate action? Could internet products streamline enterprise outcomes for small scale agrarian communities?

Throughout the Millennium Fellowship, I’ll be travelling to 6 Middle Eastern nations to research these outcomes. Meeting at each stop with NGOs and community leaders, my goal is to better understand the nuances in how technology can be applied to catalyse solutions to our world's most pressing development challenges.

About the Millennium Fellow

Bear Kruz is a sophomore at the University of Sydney studying a double major in Economics and Computer Science. He is an alumni of Draper University, a leading Silicon Valley entrepreneurship program. Currently he serves as the Head of Development at ShelterBox Australia, as well as an Advisory Councillor at the U.S. Consulate General Sydney.