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 GAURAV MILIND VAIDYA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.

IIT Madras | Chennai, India | Advancing SDG 4, SDG 12 & UNAI 5

" I am excited to be a part of the Millennium Fellowship as it gives me the opportunity to interact and learn from so many like minded individuals around me. I believe that even the most difficult of problems can be solved through innovation and colloboration; and the Fellowship equips me with the skills to achieve this goal. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Project Edify

Most schools in India are not equipped with the infrastructure and perspective to introduce students to tertiary skills outside of the prescribed curriculum. In alignment with SDG 4 for education and SDG 12 for sustainable, responsible consumption, Project Edify seeks to immerse school students in hands-on sustainability projects to introduce them to skills such as idea development, design thinking, and a mindset for sustainability, which cannot be inculcated solely through books. Students will brainstorm solutions to improve sustainability in their local community, and will be guided by the team through the structure of verification, research, problem solving, self-scrutiny, and refinement of their projects. The prototypes of the students' projects will be published on social media and will work in tandem with awareness campaigns to push the world an inch closer to sustainability.

About the Millennium Fellow

Gaurav is an undergraduate student studying Physics at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras. He is interested in pursuing a career in bleeding-edge research, and at the same time has a passion for problem solving. He is keen to make whatever impact he can through technological innovation and creativity.

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