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 NAMBUYA BETTINA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
Makerere University | Kampala, Uganda | Advancing SDG 5 & UNAI 6
" I am excited to be a Millennium Fellow because it is a learning opportunity for me that will help me advance my advocacy for Gender Equality while connecting me to fellow changemakers. The work that I do is centered around Gender Equality because I believe that empowering women and girls can develop and sustain an economy. Women and girls have unimaginable potential that is constantly underlooked and I intend on helping as many women and girls as possible, to reach their full potential. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Girly Network
Girly Network is an organization that identifies victims of sexual and gender based violence and offers them tailormade psychosocial support and mentorship. In communities, sexual and gender based violence is rampant mainly because of rape culture, poverty and policies and frameworks against sexual violence that aren't effectively implemented. The goal of this project is to spread awareness about sexual violence, make a safe space for victims that provides them with the support they need and mentorship. They hope to achieve this through their social media platforms (facebook and Instagram) with their current 700+ followers and their personal social media accounts. They also hope to use radio stations to reach more remote communities. The target number of communities is 3 to 5 because of the current restrictions due to the pandemic.
About the Millennium Fellow
Bettina Nambuya is a third year undergraduate student pursuing a Degree in Development Economics. She is a member of Girl Up Makerere which allows her to carry out projects, with her team, that empower women and girls in Uganda. Bettina is also a volunteer at Girly Network and is in charge of forming clubs within universities, that advocate for the elimination of sexual violence and provide support to the victims and survivors of sexual violence. She is also under a mentorship program by Girls for Girls that is equipping her with excellent leadership skills.