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 ISMAIL OLUWAGBEMIGA ABDULQADRI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
Lagos State University | Lagos, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 5 & UNAI 8
" I am really excited being part of the Millennium Fellows because it gives me the opportunity of connecting with selfless leaders who are ready to make the world a better place for all. Besides, it gives me access to first class training and education which will improve my leadership and advocacy skills. I believe that one of the most important things the world need at this crucial moment is peace, because when there is peace, there would be rapid growth and development. We must be ready to accommodate our differences and live together in peace and harmony. Being connected to leaders of like minds who feel the need to promote peace is indeed an achievement. I hope to make the world sing Love for All; Hatred for None. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Peace Movement
Peace Movement seeks to educate youth about the importance of peace and the need to co-exist peacefully with people with diverse beliefs, orientations and background. It seems to make youths realize that we see things from different angles, and it is important to understand that when two persons have different views or opinions about something, it does not necessarily mean that either of them is wrong. However, there is a need for us to be ready to understand the reason why the other person is doing what he is doing bearing in mind that peace is the foundation for growth and development.
About the Millennium Fellow
Abdulqadri Ismail Oluwagbemiga is a writer, editor, translator, transcriber, and journalist. He is a sophomore student of Arabic language, department of foreign languages, Lagos State University . Ismail is a youth leader and peace advocate, who believes that all humans must co -exist peacefully irrespective of their race, background, color or orientation. He has taken several courses on peace building, conflict analysis, mediation, effective leadership, peaceful activism, among others. Ismail is a dedicated and selfless leader who is committed to social development and an advocate for justice and peace. He is the chairman of a committee that organises free medical camp for over 500 beneficiaries annually. Since 2017; he is member of an organization that organizes peace conferences and symposiums with over 30,000 participants world wide annually, he is part of a group that organizes stop the crime campaign involving over 10, 000 students and youth across the world annually and many more. Ismail is a co-organizer of the drug free club in Lagos State University, where young persons who engage in drug abuse are being helped through mentorship and protection against stigmatization. Over 3000 youth are benefiting from the program. He is a selfless leader who believes in the motto, "Love for all; hatred for none" as a driving force.