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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. 



Obafemi Awolowo University | Ife, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 4


" I have a dream to change the world. This dream will not leave the confine of my room if I fail to wake up and take actions. The Millennium Fellowship is an important action for me to increase the odds of making my dream a reality. It will help me achieve the dream by learning from the past, owning the present and shaping the future of our planet. Through the fellowship, I will connect with young leaders who are passionate about using the global goals as a tool to change our world. This will help me to keep living the life needed to change the world through global citizenship and the SDGs during and after the fellowship. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: Citizens of the Word (CoW)

In times like this when populism and isolationism are on the rise, Citizens of the World (CoW) will teach youths the much-needed hope and belief in the strong sense of belonging to humanity. This is for no other reason than the fact that we live in a highly globalized world where it is increasingly becoming difficult if not impossible, as the current pandemic has taught us, for an activity that happens in country A not to have effects in country Z.

Starting from the nooks and crannies of Great Ife, the “CoW will graze” with the sole aim of making more youths aware of the need to become global citizens for a sustainable world. This Millennium Fellowship project, in partnership with AIESEC Ife and other SDG inclined organisation in Ile-Ife, will directly engage 2500 participants and reach about 10 000 people virtually. The mode of engagement and reach will be:
> At least 250 persons enrolled in GCED Online Campus course on Global Citizenship.
> About 1500 pupils from selected schools trained on Global Citizenship and SDGs in Ile-Ife.
>About 250 Volunteers involved.
> 500 Youths Engaged through an SDG Workshop: Y4GG in collaboration with our partner to round up the Fellowship.
> About 10 000 people reached via Social Media Campaigns: Facebook Groups, WhatsApp Statuses and LinkedIn Posts will be the primary channels.

At each mode of engagement, we will train participants on SDGs 4.7 and UNAPrinciple 4. The stories of other Millennium Fellows and Global Citizens will also inspire them to take actions for the global goals. Ubuntu.

About the Millennium Fellow

Opeyemi Ekundayo is a final year undergraduate of Political Science. He is interested in Globalisation, Diplomacy and International Political Economy. He studies at Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria. Opeyemi is the President of AIESEC Ife, a branch of AIESEC. As a youth leadership movement driven by peace and fulfilment of humankind's potential, AIESEC is a core driver of the SDGs.

As a Model United Nations Enthusiast, he was a Secretariat Staff of the maiden and second edition of Ife Model United Nations (Obafemi Awolowo University) held in 2018 and 2019 respectively. Global Citizenship is his core and Humanity his creed.

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