ABOUT THE MILLENNIUM FELLOWSHIP - CLASS OF 2020
United Nations Academic Impact and MCN are proud to partner on the Millennium Fellowship. In the three months the application was open in 2020, 15,159 young leaders applied to join the Class of 2020 on 1,458 campuses across 135 nations. 80 campuses worldwide (just 6%) were selected to host the 1,000+ Millennium Fellows. The Class of 2020 is bold, innovative, and inclusive.
UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT IOANNA-MARIA PIERRI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
Deree The American College of Greece | Athens, Greece | Advancing SDG 10 & UNAI 9
" I am super excited to be a Millennium Fellow, because it will get me one step closer to my ultimate goal of making the world a better place, starting at my college's campus. I cannot wait to soak up as much knowledge as I can and collaborate with like-minded and passionate individuals from every corner of the world. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: “United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Symposium: Exploring the DiverCity of Athens”
Project: During the Symposium discussions and workshops around SDG 5 Gender Equality, SDG 10 Reduced Inequality, SDG 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities, and SDG 12 Responsible Consumption and Production will be facilitated at the Deree The American College of Greece premises to inform and educate the public regarding these SDGs, as well as to create meaningful initiatives to promote and help achieve these aforementioned goals. More specifically, the symposium will focus on what it means to ensure equal opportunities for all, as well as explore ways to make this a reality. Additionally, sustainability promoting groups, organizations, municipalities, policy makers, and leaders will be invited and asked to share what they have done to promote sustainability practices, responsible consumption, discuss the importance and benefits of green infrastructure and how it can be achieved through urban planning, bringing everything in the context of EU policy. Finally, Greek Sustainable Fashion brands will be invited to speak and focus on the damage caused by fast fashion. The entire event will be available via a live stream service for any and all who wish to watch it and plans for action around the discussed SDGs will be generated after the conclusion of the event.
About the Millennium Fellow
Ioanna-Maria, or Jo for short, is a Junior and honors student at the American College of Greece. She majors in Biomedical Sciences and minors in Psychology and Dance. Apart from her successful academic career and deep involvement in campus life, she has studied 6 languages, is the youngest Certified Yoga Instructor in Europe and has her own Face and Body Art business, among other things. She has a mind full of ideas and a drive that keeps getting stronger. She is always up for a challenge, meeting people with stories to tell and learning something new.