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 GHISLAIN BWINJA MASTAKI, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
Strathmore University | Nairobi, Kenya | Advancing SDG 1 & UNAI 1
" I am excited to be part of the Millennium Fellowship because it gives me a great opportunity to interact and solve community problems with like minded fellows around the world. I also believe that through this programme I will further my knowledge on the problems that disadvantaged communities are facing and some of the pressing issues that need our attention in order in ensure a sustainable and just society. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Usaidi AgroFinance
Refugees are the most vulnerable and often forgotten people. The major problem they face is hunger, food security and lack of income to support their families. Usaidi AgroFinance is an organization that will install greenhouses at refugee camps to help refugees become independent in terms of food and income. On top of providing materials and training on how to handle the greenhouse with different crops, Usaidi will provide financial literacy and management training to refugee farmers to allow them to be a sustainable community.
Usaidi AgroFinance will have as partners all humanitarian and other organizations that help vulnerable communities. In the long term, Usaidi will be able to build other infrastructures in the camps such as markets, schools, medical centres, etc. Also, Usaidi will facilitate access to markets for all the produces harvested in camp.
About the Millennium Fellow
Ghislain Mastaki is a congolese business student passionate about entrepreneur and sustainable communities. He is an advocate for youth empowerment and economic development in Africa through the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Coming from Central Africa, he is very passionate about eradicating injustices and inequalities suffered by communities surrounding lands rich in natural resources. He also believes that Africa will truly realize its potential of economic development through agricultural practices.