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 OMOWUMI MARY FAWOLE, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.

University of Ibadan | Ibadan, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 1 & UNAI 1

" I am glad to finally be opportuned to be identified with great minds making waves of impact on an impressive scale, I look forward to meeting Fellow millennials, our collaboration and impacts. Can't wait to get started for there is so much to learn from the Millennium Fellowship! I'm so ready to learn, thanks to MCN and UNAI for the opportunity! "

Millennium Fellowship Project: PROJECT IDDO

Project Iddo, a modern processing facility, is a response to market challenge face by cassava farmer leading to high post-harvest loss of produce, unsafe work environment hazardous to workers health and inefficient manual ways of processing cassava leading to decreased profits due to high wastage during processing. Project iddo will provide employment for at least 20 community residents, increase cassava farmers income by at least 30% by providing a ready market for their produce thereby greatly reducing economic loss incurred from post-harvest loss. Project Iddo will attract more trade to the community; buying of processed cassava (garri and flour) in bulk for sales in retail, exportation and use by eateries.

Finally, we hope to secure partnership and investments from British American Tobacco Nigeria (BATN), Africa Development Bank(AFDB) and Institute of International Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in order to have a fully automated processing line that will scale up the impacts described above by 30%.

About the Millennium Fellow

Fawole Omowumi Mary, a staunch advocate for zero hunger and reduced poverty, she is passionate about revolutionizing the practice of agriculture in Nigeria through increased technology inclusion in day-to-day farm operations and food processing system to ensure sustainability and profitability. Through project Iddo, she is contributing to drastic reduction in post-harvest loss of cassava through an efficient processing facility that guarantees maximum products output in a safe work environment thereby boosting the economy of Iddo community residents. Her career goal is to gain expertise in agribusiness consulting to help achieve zero hunger through a sustainable food system.

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