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 PATRICK KAREKEZI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.

African Leadership University | Kigali, Rwanda | Advancing SDG 4 & UNAI 2

" It's such an exciting opportunity being part of the Millennium Fellowship Class of 2020. It's a great platform to meet and interact with change makers around the world, and with concerted efforts foster the creation of a peaceful and more just society where young people can learn, earn and thrive. I'm exceedingly convinced that it's us, the youth, that can change the world. With joint efforts, we'll influence those with and in power so that we actualise an inclusive, just and peaceful world. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Speech Hub Africa

The project will be equipping young people with oratory and storytelling skills so that they use these skills to inspire a more just and peaceful world through influencing those with and in power.
It will be conducted in school sessions and outreach activities in different communities

About the Millennium Fellow

Patrick Karekezi, born of Rwanda, raised in Uganda, is a Youth Champion for Disarmament with the United Nations. He is a storyteller on the Generation Africa program under the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and a Global Youth Researcher on the Youth Think Tank program by MasterCard Foundation, implemented by Restless Development Uganda. Currently, he is a second year student at the African Leadership University pursing an undergraduate degree in Global Challenges in governance and policy. Patrick, as a global citizen, has a deep passion for global youth engagements in the creation of just and peaceful societies where young people can learn, earn and thrive. To him, a peaceful world is a pillar for a healthy, empowered and developed global community. He urges young people to rise, seek meaningful engagements in decision making processes and peace-making processes, take on active citizenship to ignite a world that works for us all and future generations. Beyond the profession, Patrick is a columnist on the New Times Rwanda, an ardent reader and sensational orator.

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