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
The increase in frequency and intensity of climate-related disasters poses many threats to critical infrastructure, especially in regions that are particularly susceptible to extreme events. Predicting the magnitude and cascading effects of future events is difficult since many of the inputs and variables are not currently known. These kinds of deeply uncertain events, referred to as Black Swan Events, are impossible to predict, but assessing and implementing methods to plan for them is important to build resilience to this category of climate-related disasters.
Tanay works with the multi-disciplinary team to create a planning framework that will deliver a robust management strategy with local impact within the southeast region of the United States, focusing on the institutional changes that will be needed to implement this. He hopes to find international best practices for such resilient disaster management and mitigation plans that can be directly implemented in the Atlanta area.
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.