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 RACHEL LEIGH KAPNIAS, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.

Griffith University | Queensland, Australia | Advancing SDG 9 & UNAI 9

" I believe the Millennium Fellowship is a unique opportunity to learn and hone my skills while making a positive impact. I am eager to collaborate with diverse groups of individuals and the community to make meaningful and sustainable change during this challenging time. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Binna Burra Equity Crowdfund

Australia faced its worst bushfire season in 2019-20 due to the impact of global warming which resulted in the devastating destruction of many homes and businesses, including the Binna Burra Mountain Lodge in the Gold Coast hinterland. The Lodge is a heritage-listed ecolodge and social enterprise supporting rainforest conservation since its establishment 86 years ago and has planned to build a centre for climate change research, facilitating the SDG 13 - Climate Action. The project aim is to secure funds to rebuild the main lodge by running an equity crowdfund campaign with a team of volunteers through a foundation connected to Binna Burra. During the fellowship, the team will create and distribute an expression of interest survey.

About the Millennium Fellow

Rachel Kapnias is a third-year Psychology student at Griffith University minoring in Clinical and Counselling Psychology. She is a research assistant involved in anxiety research that aims to improve current interventions. She hopes to become a Clinical Psychologist and is particularly passionate about successful early interventions that improve individuals' well-being. Having grown up in South Africa and experiencing the impact that deforestation and pollution have had on the environment, Rachel is interested in environmental protection and conservation.

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