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 POLYCARPE MIZERO, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture | Kigali, Rwanda | Advancing SDG 1 & UNAI 1
" I am so honored to be part of Millennium Fellowship because it is a dream come true. This is a great opportunity to interact with people from different corners of the world that will help me to learn from their experience. I believe that through improved agriculture, there will no longer be hunger on our planet. This sector of agriculture needs people who are passionate and innovative, it is for this reason that I would like to join my efforts with those of other fellows to improve agriculture around the world. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Modern Home Farm - MHF
MHF, Modern Home Farm, is an integrated system built with a technology to rear animals and growing crops surviving from each other. Our project aims at solving the problem of food insecurity and the consumption of high carbon-foods. It is an architectural based, triangular-prism movable barn-farm with a flat top surface, and with three main components. Tank at the top, crops on outer sides in stairs and animals inside. Animals get feeds, and the system automatically takes organic manure from the barn to crops, and they both get water from the tank through pipes. Hence, crops grow healthier without chemicals. If this system is scaled globally, first, it will address the effects of COVID-19 by 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. We thrive to ensure zero hunger and complete satisfaction.
About the Millennium Fellow
Polycarpe Mizero is a student at Rwanda Institute for Conservation Agriculture - RICA. In this college, he is the president of RICA entrepreneurship club, responsible for building students' capacity for starting small businesses while on still campus with a focus on production, processing and marketing.
Polycarpe joined RICA in 2019 to pursue his bachelor's degree in conservation agriculture with a specialization in irrigation and mechanization. Prior to studying at RICA, he was a student at Petit seminaire Saint PIE X de Nyundo, where he got a Diploma in Mathematics, Chemistry, and Biology (MCB) (A2). Polycarpe had several leadership positions in secondary school including class representative, president of debating club, chief in charge of cultural arts, accountant of Red cross movement and among others.