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 WYCLIFF BRAVELINE NANDIGOBE, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
Makerere University | Kampala, Uganda | Advancing SDG 6 & UNAI 2
" I am so glad to be a part of the Millennium Fellowship and would like first and foremost to join efforts with people that have great minds and have the conviction to solve community-based problems, so that we can come up with ideas that can best tackle several world problems and make the world a better place for everyone. Also to build connections with people from diverse cultures to expose me to the chances of interacting with more people and getting to learn from them. To acquire and develop my leadership skills towards the benefit of the community and to my own benefit. Specifically, I would like to shift the success of my leadership so far towards solving community-based problems especially those that are considered mild and never paid attention to by the community leadership. I believe that with such things like sanitation put in line, people's livelihood and productivity will be improved and in turn this will lead to resilient and robust economic development of my country at large. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Water and Sanitation Extension (WaSE)
The Water and Sanitation Extension (WaSE) Project intends to integrate water supply and sanitation prospects within the informal settlements (slums) in and around Kampala, especially Katanga slum which was my case study. The most painful part about the people living in these slums is that almost half of them are children.
The project aims at increasing awareness about sanitation and its benefits to the inhabitants of the slums, encouraging the masses to embrace washing hands with clean water and soap to rule out chances of contracting diseases associated with poor sanitation like cholera, typhoid, and diarrhea. It entails helping households and communities to model simple hand washing mechanisms using cheap and readily available materials like jerry cans and ropes. It also aims at advocating for proper sanitation facilities especially improved pit latrines. This will help the inhabitants of the slums to become healthier and hence more productive at their work.
Within the time frame of August - December 2020, the ultimate yet measurable and realistic goal is to ensure that at least 85% of the households in Katanga slum, to start with, have access to simple hand-washing mechanisms and to build capacity to ensure that regular sanitary activities are carried out by the natives themselves to help boost their health state of living.
About the Millennium Fellow
Braveline Wycliff Nandigobe is a student of civil engineering at Makerere University on government scholarship. Academics aside, Wycliff has prioritized positive social impact as one of his top pursuits. He is a member and Secretary General of The Tomorrow's African Child (TTAC), a Ugandan student-based charity organization.
He is a leader who treasures the values of honesty, humility, equity, empathy, transparency, God-fearing and inclusive leadership. He loves to uphold other people's beliefs and cultures and still encourages them to be the agents of the change they want to see in society.