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 YASTIKA SHARMA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.

Indraprastha College For Women | New Delhi, India | Advancing SDG 5 & UNAI 2

" I am thrilled to be a Millennium fellow as it is a unique opportunity for me to make a social impact through advocating for Climate resilience and Gender sensitivity in Disaster preparedness. I am really passionate about this issue as it aligns with my commitment towards bringing substantial change in a society, that is vulnerable to climate crisis. I am grateful to be working with like minded individuals and look forward to working in an inclusive, stimulating and dedicated environment, to realize a better future for all. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Project Dhyan

Hazards may turn into disasters if vulnerable situations and the communities are neglected. Disaster management, therefore, needs to be community oriented, taking into account the levels of vulnerability among people. My project will further lead towards Community Based Disaster Preparedness that involves the mobilization of various groups of people and students in a systematic way towards achieving a safe and resilient community prepared to face any disaster. This is a fundamental step towards creating sustainable communities in the context of prevailing threats of global derangements such as climate change and Pandemics like the Covid 19 outbreak. The major objectives of the project are identification of the most climate vulnerable spaces in Delhi, address integration of gender, caste - class dimensions in mitigation and adaptation to Climate Change, Mapping the awareness level of people. This will help in instilling community based disaster preparedness and address the need for social awareness and gender sensitivity as well.

About the Millennium Fellow

Yastika Sharma is an undergraduate student of B.A (Hons) Geography, with a minor in Political Science at Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi. She is a Published Poet, Blogger, Treasurer and Editor in Chief at Geography Society. Her passion lies in creating social change and writing.

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