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 KAZUNGU MIREILLE, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture | Kigali, Rwanda | Advancing SDG 2 & UNAI 9
" I am so excited to be part of the Millennium Fellowship because it is remarkable achievement and great opportunity to young generations that dream to have an impact in African community and fact that they are all positive minded people, we believe that the skills we will acquire from this and working together as group will be more productive. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Pests control in plants
Pests control in plants aims to fight against pest and diseases attacking plants. I am working on how I can fight against fungus(pseudo peronospora cubensis) causing Downy mildew in watermelon. My project is aimed at finding solution without causing more negative impacts to environment as many pesticides do. I will achieve this using pasteurized milk (cow milk) as it contains protein like lactoferrin which kills Bacteria, fungi and even viruses. I will try to work with some plant pathologists to make all these happen.
About the Millennium Fellow
Kazungu Mireille is a hard-working and enthusiastic person who understands how important opportunity is to her overall happiness. Mireille takes her studies seriously and is always looking to improve her skills so that she can work to the highest standard in her field of agriculture. Mireille has tried to attend different training that helps young ones to make great impact in their society and am using all those leadership skills to find solutions for problems that agriculture sector is facing today.