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 RIANI KENYON, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
University College London | London, United Kingdom | Advancing SDG 12, SDG 13, & UNAI 9
" Being a Millennium Fellow is such a privilege! Being provided with an environment conducive to collaboration and networking with driven people is very inspiring, especially when the initiatives we work towards are close to our hearts. I look forward to meeting other fellows from across the globe and working to better the world we live in! "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Pathos
Pathos was originally supposed to be a physical café which focused on education regarding sustainable living and responsible consumption and production. In 2019 my friend and I did an experimental run on this concept and called it Cafeleamashow – a café, flea market and fashion show – with the target audience being primarily women. However, the impact COVID-19 has had on the world required me to shift the concept to an online platform. The aim for Pathos is to be on a virtual platform, such as Instagram and Facebook. These platforms will be utilised to facilitate a communal space for women, in regard to sustainability. This would include gardening tips, vegan recipes and sustainable fashion options. The goal for Pathos is to gain at least 1000 followers on Instagram and 500 group members on Facebook, while also connecting with at least 10 other sustainable influencers and collaborating with 5 sustainable businesses.
About the Millennium Fellow
Riani Kenyon's ambition is driven by equality, sustainability and people in need. She studies Anthropology to understand the world she lives in and the people she shares it with, while tutoring difficult children who have been excluded from school because she believes that the youth hold the future in their hands. In her spare time, she takes online courses to widen her horizons,ì courses covering topics such as sustainable fashion, vegan nutrition and languages such as Korean, Japanese and sign language. Overall, Riani's ambition is tied to accumulating knowledge to understand and better the world she lives in.