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 BARSHA SHRESTHA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
Kathmandu School of Law | Anantalingeshwar, Nepal | Advancing SDG 13 & UNAI 9
" The urge to do something, by being a part of something even big for the communities and towards the whole natural environment at large has always been with me. We,as the social beings have that tremendous responsibility and the capability to work towards it. I think, passion even out stands the talent. So, with the proper mentorship and guidance, the passion in collaboration with the leadership can actually make the positive impact, not only for us as humans but to the only home we have and where we live on, and that is what I believe in and that's where my passion lies on. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Project 'Bajho'
Bajho' means 'Barren Land'; in English, symbolically giving the meaning that climate, waste disposal, and barren land are interrelated. The initial phase of this project completed with a waste management system in the university (Nepal does not have strict laws that require wastes to be separated before the disposal. However, we students of law realized this problem and thought of voluntarily taking the responsibility of making an efficient waste disposal system.)
The project major motive is the waste management leading to mitigation of climate crisis. The project also aims to take it to the Municipal level coordinating with Suryabinayak Municipality at the initial phase. The boundary of the project is set to increase in chronological order.
The project also includes climate change policy-level analysis starting from Nepal and ending at South-Asia. The researched report is set to contain the analysis of policy related to environment and climate change, its analysis, implementation, problems and solution. Report made for Nepal is to be submitted to the Ministry of Environment and report consisting of entire South Asia to SAARC secretariat office in Kathmandu.
About the Millennium Fellow
Barsha Shrestha,is a young woman, having her permanent residence in the outskirts of the beautiful Kathmandu valley. Having been lived for almost 13 years if her life,before leaving for Kathmandu to pursue her further education, she knew that she would not be able to be in touch with the natural environment, more often.
With it's dense population,high literacy and the competitive environment, she found out that actually many of the people were not really bothered about where we live in, as a community.
She always have the passion in her to do something meaningful for her community and to work for the betterment of her nation, in the sector of upgrading the situation of the natural environment and development, as well. For which she came to join her campus, Kathmandu School of Law to pursue her undergraduate degree with the specializing subject on Environment Law.
Barsha needs the more opportunity to sharpen what she has with proper guidance, mentor, a chance to do this and without a doubt, Millennium Fellowship is a great platform and she is by heart, very grateful, happy and proud to be a part of it, in hope to learn much more.