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 ERIC SIBOMANA, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture | Kigali, Rwanda | Advancing SDG 12 & UNAI 9
" I am very happy to be a Millennium fellow because it is a good time for me to acquire knowledge that will help me to change my innovative ideas into a life-changing projects. And also, I expect to get the experience of working with people from different parts of the world. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Modern Home Farm
Our project aims at solving the problem of food insecurity and consumption of high carbon foods. Our product is called MHF, Modern Home Farm, an integrated system built with a technology to rear animals and growing crops surviving from each other. It is architectural based, triangular-prism movable barn-farm with a flat top surface, and with three main components. Tank at top, crops on outer sides in stairs in form of vertical farming and animals inside. Animals get feeds, and system automatically takes organic manure from barn to crops, and they both get water from tank through pipes. Hence, crops grow healthier without chemicals. If this system is scaled globally, first, it will address effects of COVID19 through tackling the problem of food scarcity. Second, vulnerable, and pandemic victims will not face food insecurity. Third, every family/home across the globe will undoubtedly have food safety. This will also increase productivity in a sense that farmers will satisfy their families using MHF and engage in selling eggs business which will provide them with inputs to apply in their fields to boost production and high quality. We thrive to insure zero hunger and complete satisfaction
About the Millennium Fellow
Eric Sibomana is a Rwandan innovator in agribusiness who is passion about the transformation of lives through innovation that brings impact. He is currently studying at Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture and he is among the founders of an association called Innovation for Impact (INFIM).