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 OSARETIN DANIEL OKPIAVBE, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.

University of Benin | Benin City, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 3 & UNAI 2

" The network being a Millennium Fellow grants me is more than exciting, it brings me an opportunity to connect with Fellow student changemakers in various part of the world and make lifelong friendships for potential collaborations. Being a Millennium Fellow also gives me an opportunity to gain access to world class leadership trainings to help me upscale what I do for better project implementation and it's sustainability. My life's mission was borne from loosing a loved one due to poor public health systems and leadership so for the past 3 years, I have worked to upturn this I'll and make my community better through volunteering with various health inclined civil society organizations while taking up some key leadership roles. "

Millennium Fellowship Project: #Awareness2Health

Project #Awareness2Health aims to work ways in efficiently providing Health information and Education to people to encourage positive behavioral changes around health. This would be done through strategic online campaigns, physical campaigns and community-based outreaches as well as using the old media including radio and televisions to broadcast health information. Within August and December, I hope to reach 15,000+ people with life saving health information.

About the Millennium Fellow

Osaretin Daniel Okpiavbe is a public health enthusiast with over 3 years' experience working with public health inclined civil society organizations where he has held key leadership positions and played critical roles in the organization's administrative processes geared towards better projects implementation and coordination.

He is a man on a mission to strengthening public health systems in Africa and promoting good governance, he has since been building capacity while gaining hands on experience through volunteering and freelancing to better prepare him for this noble role. He was trained in Civil Society Leadership by the Barack Obama inspired Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) in 2019. He is also a 2020 Young Professionals Bootcamp (YPB) fellow and a 2020 Millennium Fellow.

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