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 JASMINE SAMIRA AMOAKO-AGYEI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
Arizona State University | Arizona, United States | Advancing SDG 12 & UNAI 9
" As Jane Goodall simply and eloquently put it 'there is still so much in the world worth fighting for' and I couldn't agree more. I am excited to be a Millennium Fellow because it provides me the opportunity to work with other like-minded, impact-oriented individuals who want to bring about the sustainable change we need. I have picked SDG 12: Responsible Production and Consumption as my method of impact and to support the other 16 SDGs. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Countdown
Countdown is a technology social enterprise that aims to make the circular economy in Ghana a reality. This startup is a community project with three particular goals. The first aim is to reduce the amount of abundant plastic waste in Accra, Ghana through beach and metropolitan cleanups, processing the waste, and finally upcycling and 3D printing eco- friendly, innovative child safety gear and furniture. Secondly, the team plan to provide skills training and create jobs in the world of sustainable technology for young Ghanaians. And finally, they aim to hold workshops educating the greater public about sustainability and effective recycling and waste practices particularly in their work and home environments.