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 NANA KOFI AFRIYIE SARPONG, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
University of Ghana | Accra, Ghana | Advancing SDG 2 & UNAI 1
" It is an honour to be among the few selected applicants who made it to this year's Millennium Fellowship. This platform will grant me the opportunity to work with a diverse group of people and to make a mark in my country. I am working tirelessly on an aquaculture project that ensures sustainable fishing practices and contributes it's quota to the combat of climate change. Millennium Fellowship will take my team and I a step further as we work on our social enterprises and make an impact that many generations will come to depend on. To me that's impact! "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Pysces Aquaculture Company
Climate change is a global threat facing the world. A focus on Africa specifically Ghana, reveals that one of the contributors to climate change is the fish industry. Traditional fish smoking techniques lead to harmful emissions, inefficient markets and health concerns. Fish stocks depletion is also another significant world challenge due to over fishing. In addition, wild fish are caught to produce fish meal and fish oil for farmed fish feed, causing further risk to wild ecosystems and food security. It has been projected that by 2050 the wild fish stock in West Africa will be cut in half.
Our proposed solution is to create a sustainable aquaculture company that deploys efficient techniques across the value chain. This includes growing fish using insect feed (which is environmentally sustainable and positively affects the marine ecosystem) . We will deploy a sustainable klin technology currently endorsed by the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation (Ghana) to smoke our fish. The klin technology uses agricultural waste as fuel, further providing waste management.
About the Millennium Fellow
Nana Kofi is pursuing Political Science and French degree at the University of Ghana. He is a serial entrepreneur who envisions of becoming an integral player in the entrepreneurial landscape of Africa by 2030. He is the founder and executive lead of an aquaculture company that ensures sustainable fishing practices and contribute to the combat of climate change. Nana's grandest achievement is being awarded by the Earl of Wessex, Prince of England for his entrepreneurial efforts. His philosophy in life is if it must be done, it must be done well.