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 JIASHI YANG, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.

Columbia University | New York, United States | Advancing SDG 7 & UNAI 9

" It is truly an amazing opportunity that Millennium Fellowship is offering - the opportunity to connect with like-minded student leaders from across the world and to create greater social impact together. It is an honor of mine to be part of this community. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Project Flint

Project Flint is a student-led initiative that promotes energy literacy in China. By creating and spreading educational content on energy-related topics as well as holding online and in-person panels, Project Flint aims to advance the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The Project Flint team firmly believes that the active engagement of the youth is crucial to accelerate the energy transition, and that such involvement has to be based on a clear understanding of today's energy system and future options. In 2020, a time of great uncertainty, we plan to primarily promote energy education by holding panels in virtual forms and creating online content in collaboration with professionals, academians and NGOs.

About the Millennium Fellow

Jiashi Yang is a junior at Columbia University studying Sustainable Development and Russian. Passionate about energy, she is the founder and president of the undergraduate energy club at Columbia, and has been actively involved in academic research on various energy topics. She greatly looks forward to being part of the changing force in the energy transition.

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