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 JUSTICE OYAKHILOME ANTHONY, A MILLENNIUM FELLOW AND CAMPUS DIRECTOR FOR THE CLASS OF 2020.
University of Port Harcourt | Port Harcourt, Nigeria | Advancing SDG 13 & UNAI 9
" The Millennium Fellowship will be a huge learning curve for me to continue to develop myself and learn best practices when it comes to advocating for climate action and actually doing something about it. It is no longer just enough to have meetings about making change anymore. We need to go out into the communities and take the message there because the climate crisis has no border, it is going to affect us, so we need to take action and every little action counts. The Millennium Fellowship will be an amazing avenue for me to also meet like minds as well as build a stronger network of youth leaders passionate about effecting positive change. "
Millennium Fellowship Project: Climate Action and Recycling Awareness
Living in a community that plays host to a university gives you some perspective into how much the community depends on that school being operation anal. However, when the same school becomes a breeding ground for youths who don't care about how their actions have a negative impact on the environment where they live and school, it becomes imperative to address this by ensuring they are armed with the right information on how to live better. Indiscriminate dumping of PET bottles is a practical example of such a habit that accumulates over time and contributes to the environmental degradation of the community.
Creating awareness into how they can better adapt their daily habits to be more sustainable will go a long way in ensuring the future of the community is safe and the health of the people is prioritized. Anthony and his team aim to directly reach 1,000 youths before the end of 2021 in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
About the Millennium Fellow
Anthony Oyakhilome Justice is a fourth-year mechanical engineering undergraduate at the University of Port Harcourt. He is currently the Marketing Communications Manager at AIESEC in Port Harcourt. He is an African Changemakers Initiative mentee, a Climate Reality Leader, and a passionate advocate for climate change.
He is the Team Lead for Echelon Wave Initiative where he advocates for climate action. Anthony loves basketball and he is a huge fan of sci-fi books.