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 ANJALI DALMIA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
Ashoka University | Haryana, India | Advancing SDG 15 & UNAI 9
" The environmental crisis is very real and upon us, and with this, our discourse also needs to become more representative of the Global South, intersectional, interdisciplinary and intergenerational. It is extremely important for the youth, the main stakeholders, to get involved in decision-making and social impact. We need to understand and highlight local, bottom-up perspectives and alternatives, ad redefine who the phrase 'expert' refers to. We must work towards making politics & economics more people and eco-centric and collectively rethink our societal structures. It is going to be us, the youth, who will live on this planet, and we need to decide today what kind of future values and actions we want to have as individuals and as a species. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: PLANT: People's Living Archive of Native Trees
PLANT - People's Living Archive of Native Trees aims, over many years, to build a comprehensive, accessible, multilingual, and crowdsourced archive of traditional knowledge, stories, and medicinal uses of flora in India. They believe that this subcontinent has a rich storehouse of indigenous knowledge and practices which are inclusive, equitable, and ecologically sensitive. Plants have gained various statuses and uses in mythology, religion, medicine, socio-cultural practices, and day-to-day activities. Unfortunately, documentation and public awareness of such knowledge in India are poor. Through this website, they hope to play a small role in filling this gap. They aim to document diverse community stories from across India, and through this to help build bridges amongst them, learn from each other, and work towards conserving and furthering grounded lifestyles.
Over the next few months, they aim to set up the public portal and crowd-sourced map with sample stories from different parts of India.
About the Millennium Fellow
Anjali Dalmia is extremely passionate about contextualising the environmental discourse to South Asia and bringing youth into policymaking. She is a Co-founder of The Project Amara, which works on raising awareness of sustainable and equitable menstruation in all demographics, and The Yugma Network, a pan-India youth initiative which works towards achieving ground-level environmental justice by contextualising the discourse through local languages, regional narratives, policy-making, and broadening the definition of 'environment'. The network has actively worked on the EIA2020 issue, among many others, in India since 25th June 2020, sending emails to the government signed by 100+ student groups from across India. Additionally, she is a member of SAPACC (South Asian People's Action on Climate Crises) Maharashtra and the Environment Minister at Ashoka University.