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 IFEOLUWA OLUWASEGUN ODUGUWA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
University of Ibadan | Ibadan, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 11 & UNAI 9
" I am excited about the opportunity to network and partner with other young changemakers in my university community as this will expose me to new ideas and provide the support and motivation needed to successfully execute my climate action project while allowing me to support others towards the achievement of theirs. I believe that every input is important towards tackling climate change and developing countries cannot be left out of what should be a global effort. My aim is to rouse the university of Ibadan student community to the challenge of contributing to the fight for our future! "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Project ClimateLearn
Project ClimateLearn is a youth-led initiative that leverages digital media to promote and sustain informed climate action among Nigerian youths, beginning in the University of Ibadan campus.
We will achieve this via:
1. A robust online climate awareness campaign targeted at undergraduate students of the University of Ibadan using posters and videos with contextually relevant content in order to: enlighten the student community on climate change; inspire them to commit to simple climate action; and highlight the need for innovative climate solutions.
2. Sharing engaging prose and poetry from volunteer writers, that would spur meaningful conversations on climate change within the online student community.
3. Creating a designated online platform where students can make climate action pledges that can be shared with friends to show support for the project and ultimately, SDG 13.
4. Collaboration with the Student Union, as well as popular student organisations on campus to achieve maximum visibility and impact.
How we will measure Impact
1. We will reach at least 1000 persons via various social networks over the duration of the fellowship taking advantage of built-in social media analytics dashboards such as Facebook and Instagram ‚ÄòInsights' as well as Twitter and YouTube analytics to collate simple social metrics such as: engagement, likes, retweets, shares, clicks per post as well as the number of people that visit the project website via our social media posts.
2. We will also build partnerships with three student-led organisations: Enactus, the Clean City Initiative and Pick It Recycling Club towards the sustainability of the project.
3. We will secure over 400 climate action pledges from undergraduate students of the University of Ibadan via a dedicated online platform by the end of the project duration.
About the Millennium Fellow
Ifeoluwa Oluwasegun Oduguwa is a fifth year medical student who is passionate about leveraging digital technologies to accelerate the development of Africa, and achieve the sustainable development goals. He strongly believes that everyone is a leader and that seemingly ordinary people can do extraordinary things with the right motivation and support.