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 SONIKA POUDEL, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.

Agriculture and Forestry University | Bharatpur, Nepal | Advancing SDG 12 & UNAI 9

" I am very delighted to be part of Millennium Fellowship 2020 which is the best pavement for conveying the qualities in me and boost my credibility. Being a part of the Millennium Fellowship will take me to the network onto the global stage where I can learn from a diverse group of people, will promote the growth and sense of teamwork. I can obtain hands-on experience and boost my carrier through this fellowship. I believe I can transform and shape myself to bring the social impact work learning new skills and bring the learned skills back to my life. I will be continuing to influence more society regarding zero waste even after the fellowship. I want to be that initiator for the zero waste that emphasized Sustainable development goals; directly to SDG 12 and alone indirectly with SDG 2, SDG 3, SDG 6, SDG 13 and teach people what I have learned in my high school. I have confidence in improving my Language skills, subject matter proficiency, and diplomacy, self- reliance through this fellowship program. I consider fellowship is a pronounced way to fuel the spark and shape the skills that are vital for making a high impact on social careers. With the knowledge and quality, which I will be inheriting through the fellowship program, I will be able to make a social impact to the next level by sharing, educating, training other people as well as encouraging them to do it. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: ‘Thought for Waste’ (TFW)

Thought for Waste (TFW) is a community-based project that focuses on waste management and sustainable agriculture. The project will be focusing on 3’ R waste management system that is Reduce, Reuse, Recycle also 3’R concept in agriculture waste that is Reduce in use of chemical pesticides, Reuse in terms of animal feed Biogas, Recycle the decomposable wastages into compost or vermicomposting. This project will be creating a positive impact through strategies on waste segregation and management. The targeted audience is students in school and colleges along with their parents. Along with knowledge of creating waste segregation, it includes training on composting and vermicomposting through the presentation, videos, and trained personnel. The project will encourage everyone to think for waste before dumping them and grow your food utilizing the waste.

About the Millennium Fellow

Sonika Paudel is an undergraduate student of agriculture in Agriculture and Forestry University, Rampur in Nepal. She is an enthusiastic, persistent, patient, and easygoing person. She has been acted as activism since the age of 12 and still in the field of raising the voice for social change. She is goal-oriented and always included empathy and inclusion in her work. She is confident and motivated by other people to learn various skills. She has been involved in various activities conducted by a different organization. She has contributed to sector-related with sustainable agriculture, waste management, empowering youth, research and planning, children, and the youth development sector. She has strong communication and leadership power.

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