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 CATHERINE EWURADWOA AMEWUSHIKA SUTTAH, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
University of Ghana | Accra, Ghana | Advancing SDG 13 & UNAI 9
" My aspiration is to be influential in many ways especially in my ability to bring positive change to the lives of people and communities. I'm excited to be a Millennium Fellow as it grants me the opportunity to make a significant difference in the lives of many, I have gained a pedestal to collaborate with other changemakers as well. I believe that sustainable development is our future and I'm committed to championing my cause on climate change and food security. I'm dedicated to ensuring that my voice is heard and action is taken. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Triple R campaign
Ghana is a poor country with significant social, ecological vulnerabilities. In spite of the perception and reality of poverty, it is also an ironic fact that food is wasted in unbelievable quantities in most communities. As much as this is true in Ghana, it is also a global problem which is playing out differently in diverse places around the world. I propose the Reduce, Reuse and Recycle, hereafter (Campus-Triple R) as a campus-based initiative to create awareness and education on food waste among students and to facilitate understanding of how our food habits contribute to climate change.This could be done by changing what we eat, how we eat it, and how much we eat and this is why Campus-Triple R will be well positioned to sensitize students while also building their capacity to become agents of change in surrounding communities.
The project will be enhanced by a currently existing project on waste recycling on the University of Ghana campus. This project has been seen as widely successful. The intention will be to tap into current success and to use that as a Launchpad for the Campus-Triple R project. Thus, the infrastructure already exists and the new project will seek to expand its scope by including awareness campaigns and education on food waste and climate change and environmental degradation. This initiative will also adhere to existing covid-19 safety protocol as well as other public health and safety rules.
About the Millennium Fellow
Catherine Suttah is a young woman who is passionate about creating communities that promote change. She's dedicated to the pursuit of a life that exhibits service as the greatest form of leadership. An alumni of Wesley Girls High School, Cape Coast, she is currently a fourth year accounting student at the University of Ghana where she doubles as the general secretary of Elizabeth Frances Sey hall and vice president of the Accounting Students Association under the auspices of the University of Ghana Business School. In these roles she focuses on developing leadership skills while mentoring other young people to build capacities for sustainable success. She's one who is very passionate about social entrepreneurship, volunteerism and community engagement activities.Catherine is a driven woman who aspires to inspire, impact and influence generations of young people.