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 TEJASHWINI PRASHAR, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
University College London | London, United Kingdom | Advancing SDG 10 & UNAI 1
" The Fellowship represents an opportunity to breathe in ‚"social' exhale "impact" and evolve into a global citizen who readily asks, "what can I do?". I'm incredibly excited to learn from a likeminded community of young leaders who are committed to pursuing policy impact. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Policy Pangea
Policy Pangea is a website that aims to connect sidelined heroes of the economy to the technical policy makers who impact their futures. This project is modelled on a combination of ground level and structural change. Oftentimes, the rationale behind economic policies for growth and equality isn't visible in its execution and neglects the people it intends to help. The website will feature the stories of these individuals and evaluate it against interviews with policy experts to determine how a policy can better serve its purpose.
During the Fellowship, we aim to achieve:
1.Contact with at least 7 individuals and 7 policy experts through interviews (virtually)
2.Publish a minimum of 5 articles addressing and re-evaluating 5 policies
3.Contact 1 policy implementing institutions to implement or evaluate at least 2 of our proposals.
By connecting the stories of ordinary communities to policy experts, the project roots out why socio-economic policy has not always enforced tangible change. Through articles that re-evaluate policy proposals and connect them to our experts, these structural deficiencies are worked on and rooted out.
About the Millennium Fellow
Tejashwini Prashar is a second-year student of History, Politics, and Economics at University College London (UCL). She is most passionate about investigating and advocating for economic policies that promote greater equality. She seeks to use the Millennium Fellowship platform to bridge the gap of grassroots and institutional efforts. Her past experiences with policy institutes and the United Nations have solidified her belief in the framework of the SDGs as a vehicle of global impact. Tejashwini aims to combine her interests in policy research, literature and advocacy platforms to constantly ponder on solutions to the world's most pressing inequities.