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 AYOMIDE OGHENETEGA ALADE, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
University of Ibadan | Ibadan, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 7 & UNAI 9
" I am excited to be a part of the Millennium Fellowship as it is an excellent opportunity to work with like-minded change makers to achieve the goal of slowing and contributing to reversing climate change. Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every superstar, every supreme leader, every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there--on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.- Carl Sagan (A Pale Blue Dot). "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Green or Grey
Green or Grey is an initiative that seeks to take affirmative action as well as educate the global public on the harms of climate change, environmental pollution and the steps that take us closer to the critical climate point where positive change might be unattainable. Also included in the scope of the project is a reforestation and recycling program that targets low-income environments.
By December 2020 the project seeks to have installed 150 recycling units across metro and local areas in partnership with conservation organizations as well as local organisations that would repurpose collected items. The project also has an outlook of establishing Green or Grey conservation clubs across 50 tertiary institutions in West Africa for the sole purpose of educating the public and advancing its objectives. In collaboration with the leadership of institutes of learning, Green or Grey also has an objective of providing a platform for transition from unclean energy sources to cheap and affordable clean sources for businesses operating in said institutions. This initiative would extend beyond the course of the fellowship tenure.
About the Millennium Fellow
Ayomide Alade is a community leader, a radical change maker and a climate change activist. He believes in the responsibility of sustaining life on the one limited planet of mankind- earth, and is enthusiastic about reaching out and teaching the populace on the dangers of everyday practices that push humankind one step toward the critical point of ecosystem damage that could be irreversible.
He is a medical student, budding data scientist and entrepreneur. He is big on responsible production, consumption and waste disposal and enthusiastic about leveraging technological advancements to reverse damage to the global ecosystem.
He is an advocate for SDGs 7, 12, 13 & 15 as well as UNAI Principle 9, with a positive outlook on the future of sustainable production and factoring in the social cost of everyday capitalist machinations.
He looks forward to working with like minded change makers across the globe to make sure that in a world of political wheels, we do not forget that all we have is our one little planet and we owe it to future generations to leave behind a thriving home.