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 AKANKSHA ACHARYA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
Kathmandu School of Law | Anantalingeshwar, Nepal | Advancing SDG 15 & UNAI 9
" I am so excited to be a part of Millennium Fellowship because it is a great platform where we can work with diverse people from all around the world and different universities. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Environment nightmare of airport construction
The Government of Nepal has proposed the construction of Nijgadh International Airport (Including the airport city) and allocated 8045.79 hectors of Nigadh forest have been allocated for the construction of the airport. Approximately, 2500000 trees will be cutdown and the construction area lies in the Buffer zone of Parsa Wildlife Reserve too. The Nijgadh Jungle is habitat of the flora, fauna and the endangered animals like the tiger, elephant, birds, etc. This project aims to submit the report on potential consequences of the construction of proposed Nijgadh Airport. The team wil suggest the government two potential ideas: First, Alternative area to construct the airport which will be feasible from the biodiversity and environment point of view. Second, if they are reluctant in the first idea, they will suggest to them to follow the "Greenery Airport concept", which will be a sustainable development approach. The project has been ongoing and Fellows have been preparing the detail reports on environmental impacts of the construction of Nijgadh International Airport.