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 TANAY TAK, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
Georgia Institute of Technology | Georgia, United States | Advancing SDG 8 & UNAI 9
" I am incredibly honored to be selected as a Millennium Fellow and am excited to further pursue my research into implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. The program will introduce me to like-minded individuals, and give us a platform to enact social changes. I cannot wait to see what we are able to accomplish. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Comparative Megaregions
Recent years have seen an immense growth of megaregions- metropolitan centers linked by proximity, large population, economic linkages, integrated infrastructures, etc. With their growing importance in the global scale, it is important the team analyze how the incorporation of sustainable practices in their development can take place. This project focuses on the implications of sustainability-related policies and actions of three megaregions: the Boston-Washington corridor, Greater Tokyo, and the Amsterdam-Brussels-Antwerp triangle.
The first step of this project is to use geospatial data analysis to be able to quantitatively measure the changes in the megaregions over time. Tanay hopes to be able to have preliminary findings on the difference in sustainable policies and practices in each of these megaregions, their impact, and potential ways these sustainable practices can be implemented in other megaregions.
About the Millennium Fellow
Tanay Tak is a Senior at Georgia Institute of Technology majoring in Physics, with minors in Mathematics and Global Development. He has studied abroad in Japan where he learned about sustainable development. In the future, he hopes to get a PhD in Physics and work his way into a science policy role.