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 MARIE MERCI UWIMBABAZI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture | Kigali, Rwanda | Advancing SDG 2 & UNAI 1
" I am highly honored and eager to be involved in the Millennium Fellowship because this is an opportunity for me to give my contribution in solving the problem of hunger that is highly affecting sub-Saharan countries including my country Rwanda. I believe that a leader is someone who sees the problem as a door to another step through finding the solution. Through the Fellowship, I will meet diverse characters of leaders that will sharpen me in bringing innovation to make my project being implemented. Therefore, looking from different perspectives will help me expand my mind to different opportunities and ways to successfully reach my goal and help more than my country, by bringing a global solution. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Farmers' Learning For Change
Farmers' Learning For Change is about teaching farmers about conservation agriculture practices and modern farming such as the use of improved seeds, fertilizers, and data records. This project is aiming for developing the farmers' knowledge to another level as a way of improving agricultural production. In August, I am planning to have a clear plan of my project so that in September when I return to the campus I will be able to start implementing it as it will be done in my campus local area. In December, Marie will have a shared update on my first activity with farmers.
About the Millennium Fellow
Marie Merci UWIMBABAZI is a 23-year old girl, the 6th child in the family of 7 children, and her only mother. She grew up being encouraged to become a medical doctor in the future because she was the best in her academic performance. During her high school, she got an experience due to living in a neighborhood that was highly affected by the malnutrition problem. Seeing stunted children and other malnourished people made her find her interest to fight against the problem. She now joined the Institute of agriculture where she wants to participate in achieving zero hunger goal.