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. 

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UNITED NATIONS ACADEMIC IMPACT AND MCN PROUDLY PRESENT SAMEL NII ADJIERTEH TETTEH, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology | Kumasi, Ghana | Advancing SDG 16 & 17 UNAI 4

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" The Millennium Fellowship presents me with a priceless avenue to network with great like-minded human capital in the economy of social progress. This fellowship would refine me enough to positively participate in the many change processes the world requires, beginning with redefining the leadership space in Ghana on the basis of accountability. As one committed to tackling social inequality, it is my resolve to contribute hugely to bridging the gap in social classes prevalent in society. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: KANIA NKUNIM

Kania Nkunim, which means "Victory of Light" in Twi, a Ghanaian dialect, is a project founded on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 16 and 17, and aims at addressing misinformation, lack of information, and a seeming leadership crisis in my country. The impetus was birthed from Dr Myles Munroe's words: "The graveyard of leadership is tolerance."

As of 2019, the informal sector in Ghana was believed to have contributed some GH¢73 billion to the country's economy. Despite their enormous contribution, most of them are victims of either a lack of information, or misinformation. With the Madina constituency as my target community, I would be informing members of the informal sector on what the Sustainable Development Goals are, their role in advancing them, and what the actual roles of Members of Parliament are.

I hope to contribute my quota to realise informed electorates who would know what the primary duties of Members of Parliament, and how to hold MPs to account on what their duties are. This would reduce the influence of resources in our elections.

About the Millennium Fellow

Samel Tetteh is a petroleum engineering undergraduate at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana. He is a Sustainable Development Goals advocate and has a desire of ensuring the best version of everyone is expressed. He usually takes up sports or music in his downtime.