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 NICHOLAS KIRAN WIJESEKERA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.

Duke University | North Carolina, United States | Advancing SDG 7 & UNAI 9

" I am excited to be a Millennium Fellow because it is an amazing opportunity to meet and collaborate with other passionate students who are working on a diverse range of issues surrounding the sustainable development goals. I am motivated to pursue the work I do because I think that the future of our world is at stake, and I can't wait to meet like minded young people who share this steadfast motivation. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: YouChangeEarth

YouChangeEarth seeks to answer the "What can I do about climate change? question. Every year, millions of people are inspired by pictures of burning rainforests or flooding coastlines, but face numerous obstacles that prevent them from engaging in meaningful change to reduce their carbon footprint. The Fellows are building a resource that makes it easy for individuals to find impactful projects that reduce carbon emissions and drive sustained engagement with climate issues.

Their goal is to help 2 million people start their own climate journeys, and funnel them toward the impactful actions our world needs for a sustainable future.

About the Millennium Fellow

Kiran Wijesekera is a part Sri Lankan, part British, and part American student currently studying at Duke University. Growing up he lived in South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Italy, and England before finally settling in New York City where he has been based for the past few years. He is looking to study Economics at college and has a particular passion for issues surrounding climate change and sustainable development.

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